noah

fated to pretend

fated to pretend

December 31st, 2014

I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life. – Time to Pretend, MGMT There are years. And then there are YEARS. 2014? It was a YEAR. I often wonder about the culmination of events that take place over the course of a year – how it’s not really the events themselves […]

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what you see….

what you see....

May 16th, 2014

A sweet friend sent me a note recently, asking after Noah. She responded to MY response with this: “I’m so sorry. I’m always hoping that your life is as pretty as your pictures. I suppose it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but deep down I know that it’s probably not. Hugs.” It got me […]

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end of the week and such…

end of the week and such...

February 14th, 2014

I wanted to give you a little update on Noah. The outpouring of notes, texts, little gifts and all around love and support for our family during this time has been beyond. We got the results of the EEG and MRI he had a few weeks ago – you know, before he broke his arm. […]

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fried. (not a recipe post)

fried. (not a recipe post)

February 4th, 2014

As you know, I always debate how much – or even whether – to “share” here. Especially the not-so-great stuff. So when the first thing happened, I was like, no. But then the second thing happened, and it was just starting to feel kind of disingenuous to be writing about savory scones and nail polish […]

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goody bags. again.

grow your own grass goody bags

June 24th, 2013

When Noah turned four last November he had his first “friend” party. We held it at our local nature center, and served Sponge Bob cupcakes. And I assembled goody bags for the first time in almost 10 years. I was never a fan of the goody bags – for the most part they were filled […]

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like father, like son (sponsored post)

quaker oats perfect portions

May 17th, 2013

Disclosure: Compensation and product for this post were provided by Quaker, via AOL Media. All opinions expressed here – as always – are completely my own, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Quaker. You know the song “Me and My Shadow”? Well that is exactly the tune that comes to mind […]

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just the three of us

just the three of us

April 8th, 2013

This was written last month from a hotel room in Chicago, where I spent two days with Chelsea and Conor to look at a prospective college. As I was packing for this trip I realized that it would be the first time I’d be traveling with just Chelsea and Conor in twelve years. Twelve years. […]

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nyc-etc: no longer empty

nyc-etc: no longer empty

March 22nd, 2013

I’m always impressed with the wealth of really stellar programming that Noah and I can enjoy at so many New York City museums. We’ve done“First Saturdays” at the New Museum (site of THIS memorable exhibit – remember the nude sensory tank?). And we recently participated in a special kids’ day at the Whitney, which coincided […]

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winter with a toddler: your “survival” kit

winter with a toddler: your "survival" kit

February 12th, 2013

When we dropped Noah’s nap back in August, I didn’t quite notice the change to my day-to-day at first. He has school every afternoon, and even the weekends were easy enough to fill – as long as we’re outside Noah is a happy camper. But once the weather turned, things got a bit more…challenging. Especially weekends. […]

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a break. a pause.

spongebob cupcakes

November 24th, 2012

This month has been an especially hectic and busy one – but filled with all good things, so I’m feeling most, most grateful. I’ve taken some time before and after my recent trip to enjoy these sweet and special breaks in the action, and trying hard to just pause and enjoy. Noah turned 4, and […]

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