How to make an impact, what to eat while you’re doing it (cookies), and the comfiest mask

Hi there, Like many of you, I experienced the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing as a giant, heart-sickening blow. She was such an extraordinary force in so many ways, and I hope that we can carry her legacy on. And like many of you, my next thought was, “Oh shit.” For a year that has already been … Continue reading How to make an impact, what to eat while you’re doing it (cookies), and the comfiest mask

Amazing Black-owned businesses, antiracist kid books, and tasty things I’m not cooking

Hi there, It’s been a couple months and a lifetime since my last newsletter. I haven’t been sure what to say, or whether it’s even appropriate to take up space in your inbox (please feel free to delete if you aren’t interested in my voice right now—I get it!). And like many of you, I’ve … Continue reading Amazing Black-owned businesses, antiracist kid books, and tasty things I’m not cooking

Swapping baked goods, tip-toeing into birding, and why it’s ok to be happy even when things are terrifying

It’s hard to believe another month has gone by, and it’s even harder to wrap my head around the fact that things just seem to be getting worse. I don’t know what to do except what we’re doing, which is trying to be responsible citizens, to keep these kids healthy and happy, to and add … Continue reading Swapping baked goods, tip-toeing into birding, and why it’s ok to be happy even when things are terrifying

What to do with all those sardines, making the weekends more weekend-y, and the cutest hand-washing video

Hi everyone, We’ve entered week four of #stayhome and I continue to be amazed at how we’ve accepted this as our new normal. As Rob keeps telling me, it’s because we have to—the alternative would be to just melt into a puddle of fear and uncertainty. We are also so vividly, viscerally aware of how … Continue reading What to do with all those sardines, making the weekends more weekend-y, and the cutest hand-washing video

Optimized overnight oats, scary-good TV, other things to do instead of freak out over Coronavirus

Hi team, Things are definitely on the scary/uncertain side of the spectrum right now and I’m feeling anxious about all sorts of things. I’m worried about the economy, about small businesses and hourly workers, and of course about many, many people getting sick. I know I’m not alone and that the constant news updates are … Continue reading Optimized overnight oats, scary-good TV, other things to do instead of freak out over Coronavirus

Staying home and staying sane: bean hit list, daily gratitudes, and foolproof kid distractors

Hi there, What a difference a few weeks makes. Since my last newsletter, we’ve entered full lockdown mode and it’s very unclear how bad and how long this will be. It’s hard to even reconcile what’s happening—it’s that big and that unprecedented. I feel bleakly amused that Lilly won’t stop belting “Into the Unknown” while … Continue reading Staying home and staying sane: bean hit list, daily gratitudes, and foolproof kid distractors

Energy-giving books, kid-proof baking, and new favorite yoga pants

Hi there, Today is my birthday (37!) and I’m celebrating it with a few of my favorite things: a group fitness class (hard to get to these days) at Equinox, a lunch date with Rob at Gramercy Tavern (we love sitting at the bar and sharing a mess of things), and a Heyday facial (long overdue). And in the evening, … Continue reading Energy-giving books, kid-proof baking, and new favorite yoga pants

Baby sleep breakthroughs, nut butter nerds, and the best $1.50 present Rob ever bought me

Hi there, Finn is five months tomorrow, and I’m happy to report that he’s thriving despite his parents being generally occupied with his wild and wonderful older sister. We finally sleep trained (did the “shut the door” Tribeca Pediatrics technique and it worked like a charm). As our next challenge, we’re about to embark on potty training … Continue reading Baby sleep breakthroughs, nut butter nerds, and the best $1.50 present Rob ever bought me

Becoming my own boss, plant-centric cooking, and two coffee game-changers

Hiiii, This January feels a little different than past ones, and not just because I didn’t cajole Rob into a dry month. (Not possible or advisable when in the throes of two-kid parenting.) In addition to the new year, I’m heading into a new phase: transitioning out of maternity and back to work—for myself! I’m going to … Continue reading Becoming my own boss, plant-centric cooking, and two coffee game-changers

Closing out 2019 with cookie decorating helpers, toddler sleep aids, and two must-read books

Hi there, Happy early holidays! We just got back from a week in Hawaii visiting family and communing with the ocean. It was wonderful, despite the long and painful (even with amazing grandparent help!) flights. Now we’re battling jet lag while also trying to speed-shop for gifts and pack up for Christmas in Maine. While … Continue reading Closing out 2019 with cookie decorating helpers, toddler sleep aids, and two must-read books