Penelope Mae

About halfway through my miserable pregnancy David and I were lying in bed, and he made up this song: Penelope Mae You are not a kittay You are a babay COMING SOON It became our mantra for the remaining months: coming soon, coming soon, coming soon. Penelope did not come soon. She came late. I […]

Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Personal

The Home Stretch

I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. There are 17 days left until my due date. I really thought I would update this blog a lot more throughout my pregnancy, but it just hasn’t happened. A lot of things have fallen by the wayside over the last 9 months, and I’ve struggled to come […]

Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Personal

German Apple Cake

The best part about getting married in an apple orchard is that we get to return to our wedding venue every fall to pick apples. Autumn is my very favorite time of year. Not just for all things pumpkin flavored, or the cooling crisp air, or gorgeous foliage (although all that is super wonderful). No, […]

Posted by on September 25, 2013 in Food

Not All Bad

Yesterday I came home to a letter informing me that my therapist is resigning. Today I forgot to take my nausea medication. My To Do lists (both personal and professional) are a million miles long, and I don’t even know where to begin. It has been a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day around […]

Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Personal


A year ago today, I married David in an apple orchard.

Was it the best day of my life? I hope not. I hope my life is long, and full, and shared with my wonderful husband and the family we’re making together. I hope there are so many more best days. September 1, 2012 was pretty damn magical, though.

Posted by on September 1, 2013 in Personal


I’m 20+ weeks pregnant. Halfway. It still sucks.  I’m still vomiting on the semi-regular (it’s down to about once a week because I caved and am now on anti-nausea medicine. Still. Vomiting once a week and feeling like you might vomit six times a week is a shitty way to spend your weeks). I can […]

Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Personal


David was washing the dishes and I was two sips into my glass of wine and I knew I was pregnant. All of a sudden. Bam. I knew. The wine tasted a little funny. Not bad. Just wrong, somehow. I was warm and tired, and instantly I just knew I was pregnant. Even though I […]

Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Personal

The Ban Has Lifted

So last week I gave up all internet and screen usage in my free time. The first day or so was difficult. I kept carrying my phone around the apartment on Monday night, even though I wasn’t going to be using it. At least three times I clicked on the instagram icon out of habit […]

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Personal

Our Lazy Weekend and Going “Media Free”

David’s final grad school class was on Wednesday. I fell asleep on the couch waiting up for him, but had had the foresight to decorate the apartment with a cheesy Graduation Party Decoration Kit from Target and chill a mini bottle of prosecco  I picked up on my way home. I woke up when he […]

Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Personal

Pita & Tzatziki

I lived in Astoria (a popular residential neighborhood in Queens) for four years and that’s where I learned to love Greek food. Astoria is packed with Greek diners, cafés, and upscale restaurants, but I really fell in love with Greek food at a hole in the wall place called Zorba’s. In good weather David and […]

Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Food