My “Mommy” Bag

August 18, 2015
My “Mommy” Bag

Before Hermione was born I started my search for the perfect diaper bag. I had it in my head that I had to buy a bag specifically made for toting baby essentials from diapers, to toys, to a change of clothes. I have gone through three diapers bags in the past two plus years looking for the perfect fit. They either screamed “baby bag” way too loudly, were too clunky to carry, didn’t hang on my stroller well, or didn’t hold up well to spills and wear and tear. Read more

Our Farmstand Adventures

July 22, 2015
Our Farmstand Adventures

In the summer Hermione and I buy all of our produce at our favorite farm stand, Balsam Farms in Amagansett. Doug and I started going there years ago and now it has become a family tradition. We make serval trips a week as we go through produce fast in this house!  As the summer season progresses and their stock changes it is always fun to see what will be available. Strawberries one week, peaches the next! I love the thrill of the day their incredibly delicious ( and famous!) corn becomes available. We buy many ears and use it raw in salads and roast it on the grill.
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A Better Period

July 14, 2015
A Better Period

There is nothing glamorous or exciting about getting your period. Ok, maybe I was a little excited the very first time (why?) but now 20 years later it’s just a pain in the uterus.

After having Hermione it took a little more than 17 months for my period to return. Add to that about 10 months of pregnancy and that’s over two years of not having to deal with this monthly headache. I remember my first period post Hermione being a total surprise, I had no idea when it would return and I was totally unprepared. I threw on one of the giant maxi pads I still had from the immediate post-partum days and ran out to stock up on tampons.

If only LOLA has been around then. LOLA is an amazing new 100% hypoallergenic tampon subscription service that ensures you are always prepared for that time of the month!

 

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I love the entire philosophy behind LOLA- their tampons are clean, pure and simple just the way I like it. Being a busy mom I also appreciate anything that I can have delivered to my door when I need it. No more last minute tampon runs for me.

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Summer Makeup Simplified

July 13, 2015
Summer Makeup Simplified

Since becoming a mom my daily beauty routine has been significantly paired down. I don’t have the time ( or desire) anymore to spend an hour getting ready for the day. As I get older and more comfortable in my own skin I also find myself more drawn to a natural look rather than looking like I just stepped off a photo shoot.  Read more

Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp

On Friday we are moving out to East Hampton for the summer and I could not be more excited. We have been spending weekends there since Memorial Day and those two days a week are never enough. I am very much looking forward to beach days, sunset cocktails at our favorite vineyard, and lots of swimming in the pool with Hermione. Each summer with Hermione gets more and more fun and I have a feeling this will be our best yet! Read more

Spicy Watermelon Cooler

June 10, 2015
Spicy Watermelon Cooler

Once July 4th comes and goes I can really settle into my summer groove. The holiday weekend was a bit hectic for us with several parties, BBQs and the holiday traffic that made my head spin every time I got in the car. Now that that madness is behind us I am excited for long lazy days outside with Hermione and plenty of sun. Read more

Natural Birth Control

June 9, 2015
Natural Birth Control

Let’s talk about sex. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is what do I for birth control. If you know me at all you would guess (and be correct) that I do not take a hormonal birth control. I realize they work for many people and that birth control methods are a very personal choice. However “the pill” has never been for me. I am not at all comfortable imposing synthetic hormones on my natural cycle. I am super clean about what I eat, what products I use, and what I clean my house with so why would I pump my body full of hormones? No thank you! Read more

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad with Carrot Top Pesto

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a new recipe here. I just haven’t been creating many new recipes these days. Most nights I make very, very simple dinners for Doug and I that are not all that exciting to anybody but us! We eat well but it’s a lot of kale salads and simple roasted veggies around here. Quick, easy fare that I can make after Hermione goes to bed and before I collapse for the night! Read more

Ring Cleaning

May 19, 2015
Ring Cleaning

I still remember seeing my engagement ring for the first time. I was so shocked and excited when Doug asked me to marry him and showed me this gorgeous ring I spit wine all over myself. Classy. Read more

Seasonal Allergy Relief

While the cherry blossoms on my street and all over the city are lovely I am ready for them to go away. I have suffered from seasonal allergies for as long as I can remember and those beautiful blossoms are always a sign of trouble for me. Every spring for about three weeks my eyes get puffy, my sinuses get clogged and I feel like somebody has punched me in the face. This allergy season has been said to be the worst in recent history with talk of a “Pollen Vortex”. My symptoms were so bad last week I had full on body aches. Read more

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