Weekend Ramblings

“Happy Juneteenth Day” is -- according to many sources -- the appropriate phrase (although others disagree). As I’ve been falling out of love with July 4th these last few years...
Happy Juneteenth Day!   Truth be told, I literally just Googled “is it OK to say happy Juneteenth” and found that “Happy Juneteenth Day” is -- according to many sources -- the appropriate phrase (although others disagree). As I’ve been falling out of love with July 4th these last few years -- a day dedicated to celebrating the founding of a...

Weekend 6.12

We're officially on summer vacation. The last day of school was Friday, and it felt a bit...anticlimactic. Both boys have been on a hybrid schedule, so only half of their class was even there on the last day. Everybody is just done. Raines is going into 8th grade next year, which means high school is just around the corner. That...

Weekend 6.5

We're reflecting on a bit of good discomfort +sports & politics, plus cute beach gear, stylish sandals & more nods to summer. Let's chat.
I’ve been avoiding tricky topics. Not for lack of caring but -- quite frankly -- I’m overwhelmed. Every morning as I scroll through the news, reading about the latest legislative clap-backs from red states…I find myself more and more depressed. From the bizarre loosening of gun laws (no background checks? Um…why?) despite decades of evidence showing how well sensible gun...

Weekend 5.30

We're chatting relaxing weekends, vegan recipes, the Memorial day sales, and cozy clothes, too. Snuggle up.
Philly has been rainy and cold, so we've spent the majority of our long weekend curled up inside. Normally I like to take full advantage of long weekends (a getaway? a party? the shore?) and even Mike has fully expected me to be going bonkers by now but... I'm exhausted. Philly's vaccination rates are up and case positivity is down,...

Weekend 5.22

Pax, at least once per week, has started requesting $10,000 w/ his Greenlight card. That fun story, plus the tea on tween suits, linen dresses, skinny jeans & more.
Do your kids have Greenlight cards? They basically function like debit cards for kids, but the parents can choose how much money the kids can access. So if you have a kid who's prone to losing his card (Raines), or a kid who doesn’t pay attention to how much he spends (Raines) you can keep that balance fairly low. However, it’s...

Weekend 5.15

We're talking LED light therapy masks, Colleen Rothschild beauty, some really cute TOMS sandals + vaccinated teens & more fun fashion. Join us.
Raines got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. The FDA had just cleared use of the vaccine for kids age 12 and up, and my friends and I were all scrambling to make appointments. Which, quite frankly, we didn't need. Philly's vaccine response has been stellar, so we were able to easily walk up and get...

Weekend 5.8

He clutched her leg, looking around in wonder. “Too many kids” he kept whispering. “Too many kids!” A Target story, plus fun fashion for summer.
Scotti called yesterday, from Target. It was the first time her littlest, Ozzie James, had ever been to Target. I mean OK: the kid likely went as a baby. But once Ozzie was old enough to be aware of his surroundings, the pandemic hit and BOOM.  No Target. Scotti and her husband have been very cautious thus far. They were in a pod with...

Weekend 5.1

We've got kid duty laughs, fun picnic-season style (think sandals & coolers), plus baggy jeans, the old American whiskey, ways to help India + more.
We’re trying something new. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Mike is on kid duty. Which basically means that I'm the one who gets to close myself in the bedroom upstairs and he’s the one working downstairs with the kids on Zoom school. This setup is…mostly working. My kids’ laser targeting systems are set firmly to ‘mom’, but now on Monday and...

Weekend 4.24

Snowboarding isn't our thing, but we're catching on. We're also shopping Reformation & Nordstrom's Open Edit + talking Row House Pub, SPF & anti-protest laws.
I peered up at the “super pipe”, the giant half-pipe at Copper Mountain, squinting in the bright sun. There was a little figure snowboarding through it, dressed in the same bright orange ski gear Pax wears. The kid was absolutely flying, somehow getting himself almost to the top. Confusing. We don’t have half-pipes on the East Coast (at least not where we’ve skied)...

Weekend 4.17

Tales of flying with the kids during coronavirus, plus spring denim inspo, Backcountry sales, fun w/ Philly accents & anti-racism greater than kindness.
As I type this, I am currently sitting on an airplane. The boys have some sort of ski/snowboard thing out in Colorado, the flight was bananas cheap so we were like…okaaaay? It’s weird, though. Being back on a plane. I had assumed that airlines would be booking planes half-full to comply with COVID regulations. I also assumed there would be something called...