mighty life list

nyc-etc: austin edition

greetings from austin mural

June 26th, 2014

Mike had business in Texas a few months ago and we decided to go out a few days before and spend some time in Austin – we had, for a time, considered moving out of New York and Austin was on the (very) short list of possible locations. This is by no means a comprehensive […]




December 17th, 2013

So I turned myself to face me But I’ve never caught a glimpse Of how the others must see the faker I’m much too fast to take that test -Changes, David Bowie I turn 50 today. Many of my friends have turned 50 recently, and it’s been interesting to see how they chose to mark […]


at the corner of parenthood and plans

go mighty, summer stunner, nyc bike

June 4th, 2013

So remember my bike trip around Manhattan? Well, I did it (kind of)! Seems that – as usual – parenthood intervened to teach me that: a) I am most definitely NOT in charge of my plans, and b) a change in plans often works out even better than expected. I’ve posted Part One on Go […]


nyc-etc: it’s about the journey…

roosevelt island tram, new york city

May 27th, 2013

Chelsea’s spring break was coming to an end, and I was in the mood for an adventure – something along the lines of a how-much-can-I-cram-into-one-day excursion. There would be some fun food (of course), a little culture, and something brand new. One of my fondest childhood memories was a day spent in the city with […]


city mouse, country mouse

golden knives challenge

May 11th, 2013

So much good stuff to share, I couldn’t wait till Monday! I’ve been thrilled to discover that children’s clothing is so much more stylish now than when I was shopping for Chelsea and Conor back in the day. And CHaLK nyc is a perfect example of how far things have come. CHaLK nyc is the creation of […]


the high line: (early) spring

high line, new york city

May 3rd, 2013

I was so excited about my next installment in my “Year on the High Line” series. I mean, after the winter we’ve had, who wouldn’t be thrilled to welcome spring by spending the day at one of the city’s most fabulous parks? And then I woke up to a day like most we’ve had this […]


a sugar recap (and why I’m NOT going gluten-free)

a sugar recap (and why I'm NOT going gluten-free)

March 2nd, 2013

Let’s start with sugar. This was in many ways much harder to give up than dairy – simply put, I missed my sugar! That said, it wasn’t nearly as hard  as I thought it would be (I know, it was only a month. And, okay, this happened). And though I didn’t notice any changes health-wise, it […]


#2 (thoughts on two years)

#2 (thoughts on two years)

February 20th, 2013

“Year two? Bring it”. image credit: Homemade Serenity That’s how I ended the post I wrote about my blog’s one year anniversary. And here we are, a whole year later. I tried to think of a clever title – something witty to say about the number “two”. This is what I found: Two’s company. It […]


take it away…sugar (and a dairy recap)

take it away...sugar (and a dairy recap)

February 7th, 2013

So I did it! A whole month without dairy (well, there was one slip – at the airport coming back from Alt, my “custom” burger order came with cheese – yes, I ate it anyway……). And, like most experiments, it had a completely different outcome than the one I was expecting. Let’s start with my […]


take it away….dairy

take it away....dairy

January 14th, 2013

So I’m smack in the middle of a month-long experiment. It’s totally unscientific, and completely non-fact-based, but an experiment nonetheless… Curious? I’m going dairy-free for the month of January. No milk, butter or cheese. No pizza, chicken parm or malteds. No traditional baked goods.  “Cow Wallpaper (Pink on Yellow)”, 1966, image courtesy of The Andy Warhol […]