My baby must-haves

Okay, I will be the first to say that the items you choose for your baby are and should be very personal. We all like and do things differently. And that's great. That said, I have been asked a few times for a list of some of my favorites. And after neglecting to assemble it [...]

Lead With Love

I took this picture this morning. Both of these boys had been put to sleep in their own beds. And both had found their way into ours during the wee hours. I am a firm believer in discipline, boundaries, routines, and structure. We, as human beings, need it. We actually crave it. Kids especially will [...]

The Easiest Fish Soup

Spicy. Acidic. Savory. Comforting. Herbaceous. Bright. Tart. Umami. Satisfying. Nutritious. All of those words describe this soup. It also involves very few ingredients and can be put together in under twenty minutes. It's deeply flavorful, will warm your bones, and is full of nutrients. My husband loved it. My one-year-old gobbled it up. And my [...]

12 Days of Christmas Albums

If you're looking to mix up your Christmas music repertoire; here's a little inspiration for you! From old to new, jazz to indie, and a few wildcard entries... this simplified list will hopefully hold a little something for (almost) everyone. "A Johnnyswim Christmas"; Johnnyswim "A Legendary Christmas"; John Legend "Behold, A Christmas Collection (Deluxe)"; Lauren [...]

Coq Au Vin…simplified.

This is my version of the French classic. So if you're a traditionalist, you may take issue with it. However, if you give it a try, I'm sure you'll love it. It's rich, flavorful, comforting, and so easy to make. Ingredients: half of a white onion, medium diced 3-4 pieces of bacon, chopped 1 pack [...]

Easy Winter Veggie Roast

Okay, I know it's called a veggie roast, but it also contains apples. Trust me, it's for the best. Ingredients: small bunch of organic carrots two small organic apples two organic beets one stalk of Brussel sprouts (if not bought on the stalk, use one standard bag) one bag of pearl onions (tip: Trader Joe's [...]

The Only Exercise Apps I use.

I have tried many. But because I prefer the technology in my life to be as minimal and simple as possible, I have pared down to only two, easy-to-use apps. I truly believe that the only reason I consistently use these apps (indeed the only reason I intentionally exercise at all) is because they are so straightforward, [...]