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

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

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

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

My ideal Thanksgiving lineup, sleep-inducing bear suit, and fun kiddo holiday picks

Hi there, Lilly and Finn have both been sick (school germs, wow) so I’ve spent much of the last couple weeks in a fever-and-tissue vortex. Thankfully, we’re mostly better just in time for Thanksgiving—and for the first time, Rob and I are hosting a small dinner for friends at our place. (Sorry, Mom, Dad, and Annie—but … Continue reading My ideal Thanksgiving lineup, sleep-inducing bear suit, and fun kiddo holiday picks

Highly specific food recommendations, rainy day toddler distractions, and one great kale salad

Hi there, Happy November! I’m just as shocked as you are 🙂 Finn just hit two months (and celebrated his first Halloween as the snuggly hippo sidekick to Lilly’s Cookie Monster) and time is moving at a scary pace. I know that the year will be over before I can blink. I’ve been coping by using my 5-minute … Continue reading Highly specific food recommendations, rainy day toddler distractions, and one great kale salad

New addition + back to school essentials, newborn nap MVPs, and the first muffin I’ve loved

Hello world! Meet Finn! He arrived on August 31st and we’ve spent the last month getting to know each other. It’s been an interesting, challenging, joyful, and exhausting experience transitioning to being a family of four. But on the whole, things feel wonderfully, magically complete. Four feels right for us.  And so, this is my attempt … Continue reading New addition + back to school essentials, newborn nap MVPs, and the first muffin I’ve loved