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
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
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
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
When I was pregnant with Hermione I had some very significant and unpleasant swelling in my feet. The last few weeks I couldn’t be on my feet for more than 20 minutes without them looking like loaves of bread. It was unattractive and uncomfortable to say the least. Fortunately, shortly after giving birth my feet went back to their normal size. However, due to all of the swelling and extra fluid they do not feel the same as they used to. I do not have the articulation of movement in my feet that I once had and they get tired and feel painful much more often. Read more
There have been some major and exciting changes going on at Daily Harvest this past month and I am THRILLED to finally share them with you!
First, we have BRAND NEW PACKAGING!!! Each blend now comes in an air-tight cup so you can store longer AND take your blends on the run. Plus, no more need for a separate measuring cup. Just empty the contents of your cup into your blender, fill the empty cup with the liquid of your choice (it’s the perfect amount!) add that to the blender and blend away! We took an already easy process and made it foolproof!
We also now have more subscription options so there is something for every lifestyle and freezer size. So whether you want tons of blends in your freezer at a time or just a small handful we have you covered!
Lastly, we now offer expanded and easier delivery. Not only are we now delivering to all of NY State but we are shipping via FedEx. Brooklynites and Long Islanders rejoice!
Click here to order now.
photo by Viera Photographics
“As long as she wants.” “Until she’s done.” Whenever anyone asked me how long I planned to nurse Hermione that was always my answer. Hermione and I fought hard for our beautiful nursing relationship and I was in no rush to give it up. For the past few months she was only nursing three times a day (down from almost ten at it’s height), in the morning, after her nap, and in the bath before bed. She would nurse more often if she were sick or hurt. I loved that I could always be a source of instant warmth and comfort to her. I loved the snuggly, quiet times with her. I loved nursing her in the middle of the night if she woke up and needed me. Sitting in the rocking chair with my sweet girl, feeling like the only two people in the world will always be my happy place. The smell of her hair, her little hands waving around and stroking my face, the sweet way she would say “milkies please Mommy.” I loved and cherished every second of nursing my girl. I truly thought she would nurse until she was two or three. And I would have been fine with that. More than fine. Read more
This past weekend Doug, Hermione and I got into the holiday spirit by trimming our tree, making these cookies and wrapping presents. We had a great, cozy family time and it is so sweet to see Hermione start to take part in holiday festivities. Tonight we will light our menorah, give Hermione her first little Hanukkah gift and make these latkes. I love how we are creating and adding onto our family traditions each year. As mushy as it sounds, the holidays really are much more fun now that we have a little one to share them with. Read more