First Day of School

September 16, 2015
First Day of School

29 months or so ago I met the most amazing little girl that ever has lived. She came into our world two weeks early on a full moon like the force of nature that she is. She loves ballet, puppets, popcorn, cherry tomatoes, pickles, The Muppets, and riding on the ferry boats in the Hudson river. She will always be my baby no matter how big and grown up she gets.

Yesterday Hermione had her first day of preschool. We have been anticipating this day for many, many months and it finally arrived. In typical Hermione fashion she was hesitant to enter the building and her classroom but once she got going ( thanks to some light bribery in the form of popcorn) she didn’t want to leave. I stayed in the room with her the whole time as I probably will for the first week or two. I am in no rush to drop her off at the door and want to wait until she is settled and ready. Her teachers could not be more lovely and her classroom could not be more adorable and two year old appropriate. I know this will be a huge year for her and I can’t wait to watch her grow and thrive in her new enviroment.

Here’s to back to school season, crisp fall days and lots of adventures ahead!

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

Art on the Go

August 1, 2015
Art on the Go

This summer it has felt like we are constantly taking Hermione out to restaurants for meals. From lunch at clam bars to dinners in Montauk she has been to her fair share of Hamptons restaurants. With Doug only with us a few nights a week we prefer to all go out to dinner as a family instead of getting a babysitter and leaving Hermione at home. 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

Sunbutter Lover

July 8, 2015

Hermione spends a lot of time in the kitchen with me. She tastes every smoothie, salad, and sweet treat I create. She really is my toughest critic. When I was creating the smoothies for Daily Harvest I wouldn’t send an idea to Rachel until Hermione had approved it! Read more

The past two days have been cold and dreary in NYC. Where did our gorgeous summer weather go? Fortunately, Hermione has some fab rain gear by Billieblush to make the gloomy weather more fun! 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

Summer is my favorite season for dressing Hermione. It is so much easier to throw a dress and bloomers on than to layer her in tights, sweaters, coats, hats etc. Plus she looks so adorable and girly in a little summer dress I can hardly stand it!

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