An Easy & Affordable Brooklyn Backyard Makeover

When we moved into our Park Slope apartment a year and a half ago, our backyard was covered in snow. It looked a bit suspect—the oddly uneven terrain suggested there might be hidden surprises beneath—but ohmygoshwhocared. It was OUTDOOR SPACE, that elusive New York commodity, and it made us excited for warmer days.

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Just. Leave. Me. Behind.

Last Wednesday was Global Running Day, a day for runners like me to knock out a couple of miles and for everyone else to say, uh, no thanks. And that’s okay. Maybe you don’t get running. I don’t get bowling. Or karaoke. So, let’s just agree to make fun of each other’s pastimes, and then […]

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Make Your Bed. Change Your Life.

“Make your bed. Change your life.” One of my favorite instructors in culinary school said this regularly. (I attended Manhattan’s Institute of Culinary Education a thousand years ago. Mostly to make and eat cake.) While I don’t recall how it pertained to knife skills or butterflying a chicken, the notion stuck with me. Could the introduction of one […]

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Hi! How are you?

Hi, blog! So, I’ve neglected you for the past day or two. I hope you don’t mind. I’m here now and thought maybe we could catch up.

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8 Reasons Why I Love Raising a Baby in New York

So much can change in a year. Ben celebrated his eight-month birthday a few days ago—a sizeable milestone—but the holidays were what really brought home how quickly time flies. Last Christmas, Shon and I were eating tamales and hanging out poolside in Panajachel. This Christmas, we toasted the holiday with a seven fishes dinner (paella, salt-cod fritters, and prosciutto-wrapped […]

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Meet Baby Ben!

Last year, July 16 was just another day on the calendar. This year, it’s a big event in our world, as…drum roll, please…it means this guy is now two months old! Meet Bennett Anders Morris (Ben for short), born on May 16, 2014.

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Goodbye, Guate! Hello, New York… & baby : )

I don’t follow bloggers who post inconsistently. I hate finding writers I like, coming back for more, and discovering the same old post I read one week ago, two weeks ago, then two months ago. Confronting an absence of new words over and over again leaves me feeling in the dark and a little stupid, […]

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