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

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

My Mother’s Day

May 12, 2015
My Mother’s Day

This past weekend I celebrated my third Mother’s Day as Hermione’s mama. The weekend was full of fun, family and lots of snuggles and kisses. I pinch myself everyday at how lucky I am to be this little girl’s mom. She brings more love and joy to my world that words can possibly express. I truly do not remember how I filled my days before she was here. Life just feels so much more full and fun with her in it. Read more

the perfect bra

April 30, 2015
the perfect bra

Bras. They are essential, yet usually more irritating than irresistible. As a fairly petite woman with large breasts bra shopping usually isn’t fun for me. I have never been able to walk into a lingerie store and find what I want. Either it doesn’t come in my size, or has so much frill and push up that my already large breasts seem to be trying to choke me. These days I wear a 32 D and that size actually went up to a 32 DD or E when I was pregnant and nursing. Don’t even get me started on the sad state of nursing bras-that’s a story for another time! There are just not a ton of sexy, simple, chic options out there.  Read more

Easy Electrolyte Drink

April 13, 2015
Easy Electrolyte Drink

For the past few weeks there has been a nasty bug making it’s way around our neighborhood (and our house!). Everyone I know has gotten a bad stomach flu that has lingered for awhile. Hermione, Doug and I have all gotten it to one degree or another. When you have a stomach bug and are throwing up a ton you run a huge risk of getting dehydrated from loss of electrolytes. Electrolytes ( potassium, sodium and chloride) are minerals the body uses to regulate the transport of fluids. You need their help to stay healthy and hydrated. Water alone is not enough to get you back to where you need to be after a bout with a bug. Read more

CAP Beauty

March 25, 2015
CAP Beauty

The other day I spent the afternoon at CAP Beauty, a gorgeous new natural beauty boutique in the West Village. The owners, Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima gave me an in depth tour of the entire store which includes many exciting natural beauty brands I had never heard of.  Read more

Sunshine and Family Time

March 16, 2015
Sunshine and Family Time

We just returned from a lovely, rejuvenating family trip to Palm Beach. The warm weather, sun and relaxation were just what Doug, Hermione and I needed to make it though these last cold days of winter. Here’s a little recap of our trip! Read more

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