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The Directory is DONE and up with new listings!

February 23, 2010

Thank you all for your incredible patience while waiting for the new Directory of Resources to be complete. It has been an arduous 3 months to fine-tune all the listings to make sure they are in the right categories and up to date. I am THRILLED with the new design, structure and vibe- and hope you will be too. I have been working with the same software company that worked with Brownstoner to create his cool Directory.

I want to explain why I upgraded the Directory. I have been doing this blog for 3 years now. I started it for my moms group so we could share resources. It grew from 15 readers to 100 in one month, and as it grew I have tried to keep up with it. In the last 3 years, I have made exactly $432 from the blog and spent…well, I’m embarrassed to say how much time I spend on the blog. I LOVE doing it and so I try to forget the money part of it. But, I can’t afford to keep doing it for free anymore. I wish that I could, believe me. I never figured myself in ad sales, but…. here I am.

I have decided to offer advertising on the blog- both in banners and in the Directory.  I will continue to offer free listings on the Directory so you can find the businesses and people you need to, and I will offer upgrades for those businesses that want all the links and info about their businesses like their mapped location, calendar, testimonials and more.  I think you will enjoy seeing the listings’ logos and mini-sites.

This is the first week I have officially started “selling” the Directory, and we already have quite a few signed on…. thank you very much to those businesses (see below)!

I hope that, while the Directory is different, you will appreciate the direction and development it is taking and will be as excited about it as I am.

Here are our upgraded Directory Listings so far!

Lemon Sky


Lemon Sky offers classes to children 2 and up. In Fiber Art/Craft class kids over 5 learn how to knit, weave, sew, and use a variety of textiles to create exciting projects. In Art Exploration class, kids age 2 and 3 have fun with tactile and sensory projects such as hand-paint and printing.

Melanie Greene Productions


Melanie Greene Productions is a premiere photography and graphic design service specializing in infant, child, family, and maternity portraits. Custom designs and classes available upon request.

Let’s Dance Brooklyn


Let’s Dance Brooklyn’s dance program teaches the young dance student the basic elements of movement, dance, the concept of space and how we relate to it both as an individual and as a member of a group.

NY City Explorers


NY City Explorers provides innovative childcare services to families that are looking for a creative alternative to traditional childcare.

Dental Arts Brooklyn Laser Center


Serving Brooklyn, including Bensonhurst, Boro Park and beyond, for over 20 years. We are full service dental office, offering laser dental treatment, teeth whitening and Invisalign.

Soho Parenting


Realistic, insightful and practical guidance to strengthen parents and help create close and communicative families.

Dr. Gilgoff


Dr. Gilgoff brings a balanced approach to pediatrics and is accepting new patients, from birth until 21 years old. We are available for same day sick visits.

Petri Plumbing


Your Family Plumber Since 1906. The first plumber in NYC to be licensed and certified by GreenPlumbers USA.

NYC School Help


Ask me about Brooklyn schools. Joyce Szuflita helps Brooklyn parents (or families moving to Brooklyn) understand their public and private school options. Information on nursery, elementary, middle school and high school. Public talks. Individual consults.