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The Shorty Awards

posted on: February 22, 2018

Have you heard of The Shorty Awards? They honor individuals and organizations who participate and produce great content across social media. I’m so honored to be nominated (amongst others I respect and admire) in the Lifestyle category. You can vote for me right here, if you'd like.


(photograph by Skye Parrott for Scosha)

Sunday's Braids

posted on: February 20, 2018

The t.v on.
The parts are crooked.
The wide tooth comb oiled.
Her in her night gown.
Me in my sweats.
Brooklyn buzzing in the back.
Her brother dancing in the front.

I can hardly braid. Long fingers, an awareness of my own lack of talent.  My mother knows how. My sister knows how. I don't. But on a Sunday afternoon, my daughter knows no different. She sits between my legs and wiggles with excitement. I am nostalgic. My own childhood spent on hardwood living room floors, with a head full of hair on a Sunday's to-do list.

Some photos....

Have An Open Heart This Weekend

posted on: February 16, 2018

This week, we've celebrated and mourned. Both in red. It felt too difficult to hop on here and share anything. I did write something brief on Instagram.

Mid-winter break began for New York city schools, and so today, River and I headed to Chinatown to celebrate Lunar New Year. Tomorrow, we are having a "Open Heart Party" to catch up and celebrate Oak's recovery with family. We are all so excited!

Some photos and a few links below..

5 Things I Did When I Moved To New York

posted on: February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! There is no other place that makes me feel the way I do in New York. Yes, I was born here. But it's not just the feeling of home, it's the feeling of being in love with many things at once, the people, the sounds, and the opportunities. It can be difficult, and during winter I often dream of escaping to a warmer climate. Still, my love for this city, is big and strange.

To celebrate, Audre (who moved to New York in the fall), is sharing five things right away..

On Following The Gut-Feeling

posted on: February 12, 2018

I spent much of last week talking to a few friends about my personal lack of desire to discuss schooling. Comparative conversations; charter, progressive, public etc We are where we are, and the choice feels personal and layered. But the more I think about the conversations, the more I realize that I may be in pregnancy parenting book zone again!