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A (somewhat) balanced schedule

Eighteen months ago, I bought a house, moved to a new state, then had my third baby. Maternity leave was survivable (and even lovely at moments), but going back to work left my head spinning. I was managing three different childcare plans, trying to prove myself at work, commuting into…

June 14, 2018 0 comments Read More

My Kate Spade

It was the summer of 2010, and I was just home from my honeymoon, thin and tanned, feeling fresh as I embarked on the unknowns of married life. I felt perfectly 29. On my lunch break, I would walk down 5th Ave the ten blocks or so to the Kate…

June 8, 2018 0 comments Read More

Simple ways to give more

Whenever I hear about a natural disaster, I wish I could be one of those people who jumps on an airplane to volunteer with relief efforts. But at this stage in my life – with three tiny kids and a full time job –  I frequently feel like I’m drowning…

October 5, 2017 0 comments Read More

My post-partum uniform (for winter babies)

My friend Debra is about to have her first child. I sent her my “greatest hits” list for the baby registry, then added a couple of nursing shirts I like. Minutes later, I got her reply: “Now THIS is the stuff no one has told me about! I’m shopping for…

October 4, 2017 0 comments Read More

Should we expect the worst or the best?

My husband and I are putting in our final offer on a house today. We really like the house, and are very ready to move out of NYC, but it’s looking unlikely that the seller will accept what we’re offering. We just don’t agree about the home’s fair market value….

October 18, 2016 0 comments Read More