The Daily B

Storytelling and Misadventures

December 14, 2017

How to be a successful writer

About twice a week someone asks me a variation of the same question: "How do you find the discipline to write?" Sometimes it's more like, "Oh, I've always wanted to be a writer! How do you do it?" The short answer is that this is my career. How...

December 14, 2017

in search of spring

Spring for me has been a flurry of deadlines, punctuated with moments of beauty and peace. Like a five-hour-long play date with dear friends, so easy and comfortable and fun that none of us realized that five hours had passed until the kids' cheeks turned...

December 14, 2017

this week

Spring Break this year meant exploring our city with my sister, who visited from Atlanta. Plans were loose. We had a few requirements: Horseback riding, a lemonade stand, ice skating. The spaces between were filled with coffee shops, Rainbow Loom-ing, game playing, and relaxing on...

December 14, 2017

The perils of working from home

In between conference calls with NYC editors and writing deadlines, I glance at the fridge and wonder: How hard would it be to make homemade brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts? Turns out, not that hard. One Trader Joe's pie crust cut into rectangles plus brown sugar, cinnamon,...

December 14, 2017

Can we change the conversation about women?

Recently I was asked to partner with Public Radio International (PRI) and SheKnows media in a groundbreaking 18-month-long initiative to change the conversation about women in the media. Along with other journalists, bloggers, and social media influencers,  I'm committing to share important, newsworthy stories about...

December 14, 2017

Blue Apron Review: First impressions

Cooking is usually the first thing to fall off my domesticity to-do list. I really love good food, and I enjoy cooking. It's a creative challenge, and I love a creative challenge. But come 5 o'clock, when I've been awake nearly 12 hours parenting and...