Worry: the Bain of my Existence

Worry. Worry sets in as soon as your child is conceived and only grows stronger once your little one arrives. Unfortunately, just as love manifests, so does your stress level.  At least for me, anyway. And as much as I love living in New York City, there are things I worry about when thinking about […]

NYC Life with Toddler: Staying Organized!

Living in New York City, you learn to live with less space, plain and simple. I’ve grown accustomed to the “less is more” philosophy after 11 years of living here, and it doesn’t bother me anymore… unless I happen to be out of town in a “normal” living situation, i.e., a house. Then I tend […]

NYC: Best and Worst with Baby

As amazing as New York City is, and as lucky as I feel to live here, there’s no question that this city can feel daunting at times. If you’re like me, you’ll think to yourself “I love it here” or “Ugh. I hate it here” on an almost daily basis. Throw in a baby and […]

Love Letter to the Second Trimester

Here’s a not-so-secret fact about me: I loved being pregnant. Well, let me clarify.  I loved 2nd trimester pregnancy. Would you agree? After three months along, I no longer looked like I’d been making daily trips to Dunkin Donuts. I had officially “popped” therefore making it all official. No more sidelong glances and “is she […]

Fun Times for the NYC Kid

I get a little bit giddy when I think of all the fun things there will be to do with my children in the Big Apple as they grow up. Sure, we all grunt and groan about city living from time to time, but mostly, I just feel lucky that I get to live here. […]

Preschool in NYC: Remember to Breathe

Pre-school. Lottery. Wait list. Utter those words out loud within range of any NYC parent and you will no doubt get a response… and most likely not a pleasant one. With a newly two year old at home, we are in the first stages of thinking about where she’ll go to pre-school and pre-k in […]

Staying You with Toddler in Tow

Our first born recently turned two years old, and it is such fun listening to her pronounce new words, and each day discover something amazing about this world we live in. She is becoming her own little person before our eyes, and it’s a joy to behold. Well… most of the time. Her insatiable curiosity, […]

Your “New” NYC Life with Baby

Chances are, at some point during your pregnancy you were asked, “How on earth can you raise a baby in New York City?”  Or, more to the point (and one of my personal favorites): “What, are you crazy?” Ah, people and their unsolicited opinions. I’ll admit, I was a little anxious.  I grew up with […]

Back to School for Pregos

There’s no debating that when you’re pregnant, your mind is on overdrive – especially when it’s your first child. I can remember lying awake at night, obsessing over a million different things related to our bun in the oven, from what he/she would look like to how I was going to manage it all… never […]