The garden is getting more and more lush and I am getting more and more excited! Those cherry tomatoes? Pure deliciousness.
Ah, I love July when veggies are ready to be picked! My heart did a little pitter patter picking the season’s first pepper and spotting that hidden sunshine colored summer squash. Dinner, as you can see, was full of flavor and color- just how I like it! I sauteed peppers, zucchini, summer squash and pea pods with sesame oil and garlic. Perfection.
Life’s a river, you gotta go where it takes you.– Shiva Rea
Walks With My Baby
More often than not, our summer walks take us to Madison Square Park: near to home, sprawling lawn with good shade, baby swings, and an awesome sculpture garden made for little hands! Some my favorite pics and moments captured here! When we enter the park, the energy seems to slow down from the city streets. We usually walk for a few minutes and find the best place to park. The simple moments...
Looks I Love
Two of my favorite dresses this summer. I find myself wearing them again and again. (both from www.clubmonaco.com)
Home Practice With Baby Wrap Up
I’ve so enjoyed sharing my Yoga with Baby series with you. I hope you’ve learned a few things but most importantly, that you feel inspired be to be creative with movement either individually or with your little one! We conclude today with a favorite cool down pose- Badha Konasana. Your baby resting beneath you, relax and enjoy the cuddle with your baby. Try to drop your neck as much as you can...
Companies That Rock
It was inevitable that eco-minded fashion designers would eventually touch the swimwear world. Meet Eco Swim by Aqua Green, a company making consumers think about how bathing suits can be made. Part of the “upcycle” movement, post-consumer waste (plastic bottles) and industrial waste (nylon) are used to create high quality yarn. And style is not sacrificed, nor should it be, by doing things in an...
The Truth About Breastfeeding
I’ve always been known as the person who will speak out the unspoken stuff; some things never change. It strikes me as odd that with so many mommy websites, mommy groups, and baby stores for every product imaginable that there were things I didn’t know about breastfeeding. I didn’t know how much it would hurt when the milk came in (I remember vividly crying as I pumped for the first time, begging...
10 Biggest Fears As A New Mom
1. That one day my baby won’t need me as much as he needs me now. It feels amazing to be this needed. 2. That a choice I make for him will lead to something awful and I’ll never be able to forgive myself. A mother’s guilt. 3. That one day a girl will break his heart. Kill the evil female! 4. That one day he will love another girl more than me! I always want to be number one! 5. That...
What Am I Reading Now?
My husband gave me this book for Hanukah and while I’ve read a million books on meditation and related practices I have to say I’m enjoying this book more than others of its kind. It gives simple and doable exercises to bring a more mindful experience to each day. What is mindfulness anyway? For me it’s not missing anything because I’m asleep while awake. Its awareness while you eat, walk, enter...
Growing up in the Hudson Valley I became spoiled by good food. So close to the Culinary Institute, great restaurants weren’t hard to find. The experience of great food has continued on at Gigi’s in Rhinebeck, NY. Tuscan fair meets local food; Gigi’s is a must-eat in the area. It’s understood in our household that at least one or two meals over a weekend will be from Gigi’s. The chef has gotten...
Walks With My Baby
4th of July weekend brought us to Louisville, Kentucky. Despite the heat, we took our afternoon walk to explore the city.