I’m really excited about this post, namely because this is the first collaborative post with Jo and I. I also think that this post really reflects the nature of our relationship. I laid out some guidelines for what I thought this post should be, and Jo and I interpreted it in two very different ways. […]

When my daughter was a baby, she was the best sleeper. We never had the stereotypical newborn-sleep drama. Camille would easily sleep for six-hour stretches. In fact, her pediatrician recommended that we’d wake her regularly to feed her. It was great while it lasted, but at this point, it seems as if her toddler sleep […]

I was eating lunch with a friend recently and we talk a lot about our kids. Her daughter is 3 and Camille is 2 so we constantly try to top each other in crazy toddler stories. Somehow we got on the topic of area rugs and I mentioned how I was writing this very post […]

I have a really close woo-woo friend. She is as crunchy granola as they come. She makes her own kombucha and chocolate, SHE DOES NOT HAVE A SINGLE PLASTIC ITEM IN HER HOME (not even trash bags), and she even brings her own plates and utensils to fast food joints to avoid their packaging. I […]

One of my girlfriends recently asked me if I wanted to accompany her to a farmer’s market in Downtown Brooklyn. I told her that I would, but only if she would accompany me to Trader Joe’s afterward. To be perfectly honest, I’ve been to farmer’s markets before, but I’ve never actually purchased anything, so this […]

When I was about 9, my parents allowed my sister and me to choose the paint colors for our rooms. My younger sister, Lauren, chose a really beautiful pastel color for her room. I, on the other hand, felt that since I had five walls in my room that I should have five different colors. […]

I gotta be real, thinking about moments where my little one could be harmed is jarring and unsettling. As uncomfortable as it is, it’s imperative to teach kids about what to do in certain scenarios. Being proactive about her safety could easily mean life or death.    #1: What to do When Around Strangers It […]

Before actually having a kid, Jo and I would envision what our life would be like with a little one. Let’s just say that the reality included a lot more domestic duties, a lot more arguing, a lot less money, and a lot less sex. Just keeping it 100 – staying close after baby was […]

Pets. They are members of our families that are irreplaceable. For most of us, if we had to choose between fine interior design and pets, we’d choose our pets time-and-time again. While it would be a rather easy choice to make, the good news is that we don’t have to choose! With some thoughtful execution, […]

As a society, we’ve started moving away from the notion that mothers should take the lead with child-rearing. Although we are growing, it’s important to assess if we as a society have made it to true equitable parenting?  Domestic duties are pretty split in my household. However, when it comes down to things like making […]