another one rides the bus

new york transit museum

November 14th, 2012

Do you ever get a thought stuck in your head about something –  a movie, restaurant, vacation spot – based solely on a random opinion you heard? You know what I mean; I do this all the time. And then Mike will say to me, “want to go to (fill in the blank)?” And I’ll […]



sweet potato chips

October 24th, 2012

My challenges with feeding Noah have been well documented here. Though I made all of my own baby food – which he happily gobbled up – and he transitioned beautifully to table food, once he hit the 2-year mark his appetite plummeted. Along with the range of foods he was willing to eat. So the last […]


the same, yet different

new york city, central park

October 17th, 2012

As I readied myself to resume my weekly outings with Noah (if you recall, the “actual” first was shoe shopping), I knew that there would be some changes from last year. Last year I could have easily spent the day at a museum, with Noah content in the stroller for much of the time. Now […]


brooklyn bound: DUMBO arts festival

DUMBO arts festival

October 4th, 2012

DUMBO has quickly become one of my very favorite places to spend the day – and our time at the DUMBO Arts Festival last weekend is yet another reason why. DUMBO  (which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)  is way cool, with so much to do – especially for families. There are great […]


friday. it’s the new thursday.

friday. it's the new thursday.

September 14th, 2012

I recently re-read my last “Thursday with Noah” post. And I still can’t believe almost a whole year has passed since I decided to take this once-a-week with my boy and just disappear for the day. And although it felt like an ending (and I felt sad, as a result), I know that it really […]


woke up, it was a chelsea morning

high line

July 30th, 2012

Our last Thursday was our “last Thursday“. And it was hot. Blazing hot. The kind of hot that should have sent us right to a pool- any pool – or sent the boy to school for a morning in the sprinklers, followed by a nice cool nap indoors. No way. Noah was starting camp on […]


kicking it old school, part two – central park zoo

Central Park Zoo

July 16th, 2012

Of all the wonderful zoos in New York, I’m definitely “Team Central Park”. Ever since my first visit to the Central Park Zoo – when Chelsea was just a baby – I’ve been hooked. I love the architecture and overall design, the manageable size and layout, and the fact that when you leave the zoo you […]


kicking it old school – part one, new york hall of science

new york hall of science

July 3rd, 2012

One of the more poignant things about parenting is the constant push/pull of time. Pushing it forward. Pulling it back. Rushing to the next phase. Holding on tight. I marvel at my ability to be joyful and mournful at the same time over any given moment. The first day of school. A “milestone” birthday. A […]


you’re my best friend

piper & noah, brooklyn

June 8th, 2012

My weekly outings with Noah are winding down, as he will be in camp 5 days a week this summer (sniffle). So I decided that, weather permitting, I would try to hit as many great parks and playgrounds as possible with our time left. With list in hand we started our “countdown” with #1 – the […]


you say yes. i say no.

you say yes. i say no.

May 27th, 2012

I had this one NAILED. I couldn’t wait to share what was sure to be one of our most awesome trips ever. As an architecture student at Pratt I basically lived in the subways – going to and from school, and on countless outings to New York City. It was the early 80’s, and it […]