Serious stuff, not-so-serious stuff, and the best advice I got for Lilly’s birthday

Hi there, I hope you’re having a great week. Personally, I think it feels more like a Thursday than a Tuesday but what can you do? Serious stuff first: Like many of you, I’ve been horrified/confused/angry about what is happening with family separation along the US border. Two useful stories: first, a NYT piece about how … Continue reading Serious stuff, not-so-serious stuff, and the best advice I got for Lilly’s birthday

Let’s talk about summer because I can’t believe Lilly is about to turn one

Hi there, I hope you’re having a great weekend. It’s crazy to think it’s already June, and extra crazy for us because Lilly is about to turn one year—!!! It really has been the longest shortest time. We’re throwing her a little party next weekend and since she can’t talk yet, we went ahead with an Italian aperitivo … Continue reading Let’s talk about summer because I can’t believe Lilly is about to turn one

Biking for breakfast, auditioning travel toys, and learning all about joy

Hi there, It was Rob’s birthday this past weekend and we’re still recovering from the festivities. My parents swooped in to take care of Lilly so we could spend a night on the North Fork. We stayed at Sound View, a gorgeously renovated motel right on the water, and did our best to cram in as … Continue reading Biking for breakfast, auditioning travel toys, and learning all about joy

Coffee upgrades, nondairy obsessions, and feeling un poco loco

Hi there! Today is Lilly’s 10-month birthday and time has, as my friend Allidah says, just evaporated. She’s just learned how to pull herself up to standing, which makes me both proud and terrified. Have to install that baby gate, stat! In other news, today is Equal Pay Day, which was created to raise awareness around the persistent … Continue reading Coffee upgrades, nondairy obsessions, and feeling un poco loco

Auditioning a new granola and doubling down on greens + a guilty pleasure read

Hi there, I hope your Easter/Passover/April Fool’s weekends were lovely, and filled with lots of tasty treats. We don’t celebrate any of the above but we did have friends over for a spring (?) feast. Rob roasted an incredible leg of lamb and I made a chocolate-hazelnut crostata, basically a grown-up Nutella tart. Did you miss me last … Continue reading Auditioning a new granola and doubling down on greens + a guilty pleasure read

Instagram shopping for good, baby food tips, and a very special birthday party

Hi there, We were up in Maine this weekend, partly to give my parents their monthly Lilly fix, and partly to attend the 100th (!) birthday party of a dear family friend. Mr. Donnell lives by himself, plays Scrabble with my mom twice a week and volunteers at the local hospital. He says his secret is, “Just … Continue reading Instagram shopping for good, baby food tips, and a very special birthday party