The Daily B

Living by the seat of my pants since 2007

October 18, 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...

October 18, 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,...

October 18, 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...

October 18, 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...

October 18, 2017

My Little Pony

Not her pony, for the record. Though she's already informed me that when she's grown up she will purchase a horse instead of a car, become a horse trainer/sea animal rescuer, and also rehabilitate wildlife. For now, just a group lesson with friends. But walking into...

October 18, 2017

Is the world going to be kind?

Miles' ear infection reached a crescendo around 5 p.m., an hour before he was due another dose of ibuprofen. He wailed, and without thinking, I cradled him, all 44 pounds, in the same way I had when he was a baby -- his legs straddling...