this week

Spring Break this year meant exploring our city with my sister, who visited from Atlanta. Plans were loose. We had a few requirements: Horseback riding, a lemonade stand, ice skating ....more

The perils of working from home

In between conference calls with NYC editors and writing deadlines, I glance at the fridge and wonder: How hard would it be to make homemade brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts? Turns out, not that hard. One Trader Joe’s pie crust cut into rectangles plus brown sugar, cinnamon, and a little egg wash…350F in the oven for 20 minutes, and I have instant comfort food! ...more

Can we change the conversation about women?

Recently I was asked to partner with Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows media in a groundbreaking 18-month-long initiative to change the conversation about women in the media. Along with hundreds of other journalists, bloggers, and social media influencers,...more

Blue Apron Review: First impressions

Cooking is usually the first thing to fall off my domesticity to-do list. I really love good food, and I enjoy cooking. It’s a creative challenge, and I love a creative challenge ....more

My Little Pony

Not her pony, for the record. Though she’s already informed me that when she’s grown up she will purchase a horse instead of a car, become a horse trainer/sea animal rescuer, and also rehabilitate wildlife. For now, just a group lesson with friends ....more

Is the world going to be kind?

Miles’ ear infection reached a crescendo around 5 p.m., an hour before he was due another dose of ibuprofen. He wailed, and without thinking, I cradled him, all 44 pounds, in the same way I had when he was a baby — his legs straddling my waist, his face buried in my chest, close to my heart. I rocked and swayed and bounced, as if five years hadn’t passed ....more

half marathon playlist 2015

Running season is here again, which means it’s time for a new half marathon playlist. This year I’m hoping to clock some faster times, so I opted for more upbeat music than in past years. Did I miss any of your favorites? ...more

NEW WEBSITE

The Daily B has moved! Find us at: TheDailyB.net ...more

SoCal escape

A few weeks ago we surprised the kids with an adventure. That morning, we told them they would not be going to school. Instead, we said, we’d be getting in the car and going somewhere exciting ....more

SoCal escape

A few weeks ago we surprised the kids with an adventure. That morning, we told them they would not be going to school. Instead, we said, we'd be getting in the car and going somewhere exciting ....more