Finding a Babysitter with Urban Sitter

When we moved to L.A. ten years ago, we were thinking about starting a family, and we wanted to be close to family. ...more

What I’ve Been Reading – March and April 2015

As some of you might know, I got quite sick at the beginning of March, which seriously threw me off my reading (and cooking) game. ...more

Springtime Butter Lettuce Salad with Herbs

It’s springtime. We Californians have stopped clinging to even a hope of winter (though a late Alaskan rainstorm this week has been very welcome!) and even in Boston, where it seemed like winter would never end, I’m beginning to sense a new hopefulness in their tone. Even though I live in a place where winter is more of an abstract idea, I can’t help feeling a little friskier in spring and I start feeling spring cravings – lilacs and peonies and daffodils, pedicures, pink shirts, strawberries, eating brunch outside, earl grey tea parties, and salad ....more

Kids Reading with Kindles

I am a reader. ...more

Book Review: Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Longtime readers of this blog may know I’m a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin – ...more

Sesame Banana Bread

Before I had children, I knew about the downsides. ...more

Trader Joe’s Cheap Wine Pick: La Granja Tempranillo

I have a confession: ...more

What I’m Reading – February 2015

This month was ...more

Spicy Cabbage with an Egg on Top

There are times when I’m a fancy cook. ...more

Valentine’s Day Modern Flower Arrangement Tutorial

If there’s any day of the year when you should say it with flowers, it’s Valentine’s Day. ...more