Teeny Yogini

April 20, 2015

Doug and I both have strong yoga practices so it is no wonder Hermione is turning into a teeny yogini. I practiced yoga my entire pregnancy (check out my pre-natal yoga video here) and once Hermione was born we went to baby and me yoga all the time. Our yoga classes together are still some of my favorite memories of our first summer. Read more

Puppet Master

April 13, 2015

Hermione has caught the theater bug. With a former director as a dad, and a former producer as a mom it no wonder she has a penchant for the theatrical. She loves dancing, singing, and recently directing! 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

Snack Time

April 9, 2015

Hermione is a big snacker. She seems to always be nibbling on something. With all the activities she does everyday it’s no wonder she needs to refuel in between meals. It’s exhausting being a toddler! Read more

Easter Bunny

April 3, 2015

I love creating family traditions around holidays that Hermione will grow up looking forward to. Even if she is still little now I think it is important to put these traditions in place and then add to them as time goes on. This year for Easter I decided to create her a very special Easter Basket filled with trinkets and goodies.  I bought this cute bunny basket at our local Whole Foods and stuffed it with real dried grass instead of the fake plastic stuff. I wanted to steer clear of the traditional candies and sweets and instead give her some fun new items to play with and enjoy. I had a ton of fun putting her basket together and I think Hermione loved all of her goodies as well. She got a sneak peek for the sake of these photos but hopefully the items are new again to her this Sunday! 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

Chalk It Up

March 24, 2015

Hermione loves the chalkboard in her playroom. It’s at the perfect level for her and she has a blast drawing with “chocolate” ( her word for chalk these days) and listening to music. In order to minimize the mess me use this anti-dust chalk that we found at our favorite toy store, Norman and Jules. Read more

Palm Beach Style

March 16, 2015

After what has felt like and incredibly long, cold, gloomy winter Doug and I decided to take Hermione to Florida for a little warmth and sunshine. She loved our Jamaica  trip so much that we thought one more break before spring arrives would do us all a world of good. We had and incredibly fun, sunny five day break in Palm Beach and all feel restored and revived. Hermione had the time of her life and was all smiles and happiness the entire trip. She played so hard in the pool and on the beach everyday that she slept until almost 8am each morning (very late for my girl!) and took a three hour nap each afternoon! 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

Toddler Travel

March 9, 2015

Before our trip to Jamaica I was more than a bit nervous about traveling with Hermione. We hadn’t taken her on a plane since she was a baby and I had no idea how she would react. I began packing for our trip far, far ahead of time to make sure I didn’t leave anything at home. Yes, I am just a little Type A.My biggest project was packing a carry on full of everything she might possibly need for our flight. I am happy to say it worked and Hermione was a champ on the plane! So much so that we decided to take another short beach vacation! Read more

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