Hi there, I hope your January is off to a great start and that all you East Coasters are staying warm in this arctic weather. We were in Vermont over the weekend visiting friends and it didn’t get above 10 degrees the whole time! I kind of love the cold, though—it’s a great excuse to … Continue reading Staying warm, stocking up, and discovering breakfast cookies
Hi there, It’s here! Everything you didn’t know you wanted to know about baby stuff. (Or, if you don’t care about baby stuff, feel free to skip!) This is long but hopefully useful. When I was pregnant, I was the recipient of some truly amazing/terrifying Google spreadsheets and it was both helpful and overwhelming. I spent a … Continue reading Baby stuff, baby stuff, baby stuff
Hi there, Happy 2018! We had an interesting start when our pipes froze and Rob spent most of January 1st getting our water up and running. It was an excellent lesson in letting go of expectations, and hopefully isn’t a bad omen for the new year. About the new year. It’s always a mixed bag … Continue reading On non-resolutions and finding healthy, delicious balance
Hi there, Happy holidays! Rob and I are back in Brooklyn after spending a wonderful Christmas in Maine with my family. We cooked, we tromped through the snow, we opened way too many presents, and Rob and I caught up on sleep thanks to two exceptional grandparents and one loving auntie. As we zoom toward 2018, … Continue reading Baking wins, baby food helpers, and an excellent New England art excursion
Hi there! Our nanny share started today, and Rob’s office is also closed until January so…we found ourselves with three wide-open days and no baby. Since it’s probably the last time this will happen for awhile, I made us a little punch list to ensure that we’re taking advantage of winter-magical New York and ticking off our final holiday … Continue reading Playing holiday hooky in New York
Hi there, If you’re new to the newsletter, you can check out past editions here. Everyone else, welcome back! Before Birchbox, I worked at Condé Nast Traveler, where I thought a lot about how to get the most out of travel. My editor tendencies have stuck—lots of research, planning, and wandering around looking for the perfect meal—but a baby … Continue reading Baby travel tips! (Plus Lilly’s lucky plane outfit)
Hi there, It snowed! All of a sudden, it feels like the holidays, which means I’m both euphoric and anxious. I can identify with this recent NYT essay; Susie Boyt writes, “I don’t know where I stand in relation to Christmas anymore. I love it, and would do anything for it, but I can’t help feeling it wants … Continue reading Hey, it’s the holidays!
Hi there! If this is your first newsletter, welcome! You can find previous editions here. Everyone else, thank you all for the awesome feedback and questions, and keep it coming 🙂 I’m writing this on our way back from Washington D.C., where we were visiting friends and investigating the baked good scene (more on that … Continue reading Crazy good tahini, clutter wrangling, and useful new mom gifts
Hi there, Happy weekend! To celebrate, I present you with a short novel entitled, “I Have Strong Feelings on Pregnancy.” Feel free to skip this if it isn’t relevant to you, or share with any future moms in your life. I’ll be sending a more general newsletter this week (get excited for the most stupidly … Continue reading Pregnancy thoughts! (Not exhaustive, highly opinionated)
Hi there, First off, thanks for reading! I started this newsletter because I know a lot of people are looking for shortcuts to the good stuff (good stuff = things to eat, cook, buy, read, do) and I’m hoping I can help. I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to optimize my life and … Continue reading Hi there!