writing

Finish Lines: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing

Four years ago today, at 9:00am on April 15th, 2013 I let myself into a beautiful brown stone apartment in the South End, just a hop skip and a jump away from the Boston Public Library and the Boston Marathon finish line. Hazel*, four years old with white silk hair and expressive green eyes looked… Continue reading Finish Lines: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing

food, Health

How My Dad Inspires Me To Be Healthy: Plus My SunBasket Trial

My dad turned 59 last week. Every birthday of his is a precious one and a great reminder to eat well, exercise, and find mind-body balance. Growing up, Dad often invited me to join him at the gym before going to school and on the weekends. I loved being the youngest kid in the row of elderly men and women… Continue reading How My Dad Inspires Me To Be Healthy: Plus My SunBasket Trial

Arts and crafts

Washi Tape Fashion Accessories

Pearl is obsessed with tape. If she's ever in a bad mood tape always brightens her spirits. She's been fighting a cold for the past week so we've been taking it easy. Less time at the playground means more time in the play room, which I don't mind at all. When Pearl stumbled upon the tape… Continue reading Washi Tape Fashion Accessories

writing

My Creative Journey as a Nanny and Writer

I moved to Boston the September after I graduated from UC Santa Barbara. I had gotten into Emerson College and was pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at  a great school for the arts, and I was really nervous. I knew two people in the city: one, a girl I hadn’t seen since high school… Continue reading My Creative Journey as a Nanny and Writer

Arts and crafts

Gorgeous Light Boxes for Play

I love these beautiful light boxes. They are gorgeous and so inviting. There's something special about playing in the dark, too, that feels intimate and is a great way to bond with your little tot. Ever notice how just being in a room with people and a Christmas tree somehow makes you feel warm and… Continue reading Gorgeous Light Boxes for Play

Arts and crafts

Build a City: Cardboard Boxes for Toddlers

I am one of Meri Cherry's biggest fans. Meri Cherry is an art teacher turned blogger turned businesswoman. I first discovered her blog a couple of years ago when I saw her rainbow spaghetti party on Pinterest and fell in love. I wouldn't be surprised if she knew me as "that fangirl" from my comments all… Continue reading Build a City: Cardboard Boxes for Toddlers