Newsletter Archive

Why abortion isn’t a women’s issue and what we can do now + a beautiful take on grief, date-sweetened chocolate, and flavor flours

Hi there, I wrote this newsletter on Monday, right before I got the news about the draft (emphasis on draft: abortions are still very much legal) SCOTUS opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Over the past few days, I have been processing what this means, not just for reproductive rights but for all the rights that are connected … Continue reading Why abortion isn’t a women’s issue and what we can do now + a beautiful take on grief, date-sweetened chocolate, and flavor flours

The messy middle, a new way to tahini, and the easiest way to get kids out of the bathtub

Hi there, It’s raining in New York today. On the walk to school, Lilly and I were talking about how plants need water to grow. “Oh! So tomorrow there will be soooo many flowers?,” she said, splashing through yet another puddle. Reframing the situation through the eyes of an almost 5-year-old was the nudge I needed to … Continue reading The messy middle, a new way to tahini, and the easiest way to get kids out of the bathtub

Transition time, oyster delivery, and late-in-the-game retinols

Hi there, This weekend is the vernal, or spring, equinox. I know this because Rob forwarded me the latest newsletter from The Fermentation School, a very cool organization run by women fermentation experts. I have no idea how he ended up on their mailing list but their emails are delightful. The most recent dispatch reminds us that … Continue reading Transition time, oyster delivery, and late-in-the-game retinols

Geriatric millennial musts, sporty-cute swim gear, and the startup I wish had existed when I had babies

Hi there, This month began with Lunar New Year, a welcome reset after a rocky January — culminating with, of all things, frozen pipes and a stomach bug. So far, the Year of the Water Tiger has been treating us well, even as the world feels increasingly scary (Russia invading Ukraine this morning being the latest … Continue reading Geriatric millennial musts, sporty-cute swim gear, and the startup I wish had existed when I had babies

Lists! Plus the skin-sloughing bar we can all use, easy-peasy eyeliner, and truly toasty socks

Hi there, What is there to say about 2022? We’re here, and we’re doing the damn thing. Every day that the kids are in school feels like a miracle and a gift; same with each time the sun comes out (11 degree temps notwithstanding). Our days are both long and short, and punctuated by frequent Encanto dance … Continue reading Lists! Plus the skin-sloughing bar we can all use, easy-peasy eyeliner, and truly toasty socks

Haven’t we been here before, the cookies must go on, and small brands to gift year-round

Hi there, Over the last 48 hours, the world has shifted. Originally, I was going to write a quick newsletter with a mix of belated gift ideas and festive recipes. And I’ll still share those. But I know I’m not alone in feeling shades of March 2020. My texts are full of some variation of: WTF, so exhausted, … Continue reading Haven’t we been here before, the cookies must go on, and small brands to gift year-round

Gratitude! Plus weeknight cooking inspiration and the daily seaweed bite you didn’t know you needed

Hi there, Back in March 2020, I started a gratitude journal. Inspired by my friend Dawn (more on her below), I’d log the day’s small victories every evening before bed. In early pandemic days, these were very small wins indeed. Now I’m on my fifth notebook and the habit keeps me grounded even when things feel aswirl. Things have … Continue reading Gratitude! Plus weeknight cooking inspiration and the daily seaweed bite you didn’t know you needed

Buddy system, pumpkin spice alternatives, and a pandemic kid book worth crying through

Hi there, Earlier today, my friend Becca and I cohosted a workshop on brand and consumer insights (reply if you’d like the replay link!). It was so fun and reminded me how amazing it is to work with people you know and trust, and who complement your skills and expertise. This might sound obvious but it’s something I’ve … Continue reading Buddy system, pumpkin spice alternatives, and a pandemic kid book worth crying through

Routine, is that you? Plus kid-friendly masks, twisty novels, and inclusive sunglasses

Hi there, We just wrapped up Lilly and Finn’s first week (!) of school: Lilly in Pre-K and Finn in a 2’s program. I had been anxious in the lead-up to this but by the time it rolled around, change and routine felt very welcome. Both kids are embracing this new phase as well, although … Continue reading Routine, is that you? Plus kid-friendly masks, twisty novels, and inclusive sunglasses

Catching my breath and canceling plans, mermaid supplies and the coolest tinned fish

Hi there, It’s been awhile since my last newsletter and things are both the same and not at all. For a minute, it felt like we had broken through to a new chapter of this pandemic; it’s become clear that we’re still very much in it. And while this summer has been great, it has also been … Continue reading Catching my breath and canceling plans, mermaid supplies and the coolest tinned fish