• babybike

    make-believe: biking with a baby.

    Blame it on the fact that I’ve spotted a certain neighborhood celebrity twice this week cruising around the block on her very sweet ride, complete with toddler seat and saddlebags. Or that more generally,…

    September 29, 2015
  • saturday_lounge

    make-believe: saturday morning lounge.

    Everything rachets up a bit in the fall, doesn’t it? Mostly I find the renewed energy to be inspiring. There are new projects to start, new deadlines to keep, new connections to make, and…

    September 9, 2015
  • pencil_case

    make-believe: pencil case.

    I lost my pencil case on a train three years ago. And I haven’t really recovered. It was more of a pencil pouch. A thin tube in soft leather that I’d bought for myself…

    September 2, 2015
  • longboard

    make-believe: longboarding.

    I’ve decided that I’d like to take up longboarding. Blame it on some kind of delayed quarter-life crisis. Or my impending 31st birthday. Whatever the reason, I’m itching to try something new. The last…

    May 28, 2015
  • applepicking

    make-believe: apple picking.

    This past weekend we stopped by the apple orchard near my hometown to say hello to a friendly pack of llamas before catching the train back to Brooklyn. My mom tucked donuts and a…

    October 7, 2014
  • pasta-dinner

    make-believe: pasta night.

      James grew up with an Italian mama with a particular prowess for pasta dinners and I promise you there are weeks when I have to remind him that one cannot subsist on pasta…

    September 10, 2014
  • city-travel

    make-believe: city rambles with a baby.

    There have been a lot of ramblings around these city streets lately. Faye’s a happy little traveler, grasping the little wooden ring I tied to her stroller and taking in the sights with wide…

    September 4, 2014
  • camping

    make-believe: family camping trip

    Something tells me that I’m not the only one hanging around these tea leaves who spent a childhood’s worth of summers camping with her family. If watching other people’s home videos wasn’t the world’s…

    August 26, 2014
  • datenight

    make-believe: date night.

    Three days before Faye was born, James and I were at my sister Cait’s apartment for dinner. We ate spicy Indian food and everyone made guesses about when the baby would make his or…

    August 19, 2014
  • beach-at-noon

    make-believe: the beach at high noon

    Having a baby in the summer is wonderful for all kinds of reasons, but it does complicate midday beach-going a touch. There’s the blazing sun and new baby skin to navigate, not to mention…

    August 12, 2014