April 15 2017

Happiness,Health & Wellbeing,Living in Brooklyn,Sanity

In Search of Slow

I have spent the better part of the last two weeks trying to understand what it means to live slow.  The word definitely lights up a pleasure center in my brain. But it has always seemed abstract. Something that sounds great, but is not really relevant to me. Most of…

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April 07 2017

Happiness,Health & Wellbeing,Living in Brooklyn

Little Good Things

It has been a frigid, wet, busy spring.  Just one freezing cold evening baseball practice amidst waning sunlight, and I’m already exhausted and ready give up.  This is my least favorite time of year in New York.  The weather couldn’t be worse.  The cold is bone…

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March 08 2017

City Living with Kids,Happiness,Living in Brooklyn

Bird-Watching is God’s Gift to Broke New Yorkers

Did you know that bird-watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies?  It’s not just me, everyone’s doing it.  According to a survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service, bird-watching is the 15th most popular outdoor recreational…

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February 22 2017

City Living with Kids,Family,Happiness,Living in Brooklyn,Money,Saving Money

Freedom is Groovy feat. Brooklyn Bread…

The title of my imaginary number one hip hop single! Except, even better.  Because, for real, today my friends over at Freedom is Groovy were kind enough to include an essay of mine on their blog about how our normal middle class working family deals with the soul-crushing costs…

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January 17 2017

City Living with Kids,Family,Happiness,Living in Brooklyn

Volunteering with a Little Kid

I pontificated recently about that beautiful small amount of time that we are allotted to live in the innocent bubble of our children’s childhoods.  It is a place where we are free to entertain crazy ideas about the world.  Ideas like anything is possible.  Or like helping other…

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January 13 2017

Happiness,Living in Brooklyn

Three Awesome Things This Week, and One Sad

Another cold and wintry week, another little handful of awesome things that I have stumbled upon.  I reveled in a rustic winter wonderland that miraculously exists in the middle of the densest city in America.  I started reading a book that kept me in the snow, inside my apartment, while…

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January 04 2017

Living in Brooklyn

Three Awesome Things This Week & One Horrifying

I am the queen of email folders.  My email folder at work, broken down by all my clients and then broken down further by various other topics and categories, is a marvel to behold, I promise you.  I love throwing things into email folders when I want to file them…

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November 11 2016

Living in Brooklyn

Feeling Small

In the aftermath of the election, I am having a hard time finding my way forward.  Nothing makes any sense, all of the sudden.  My job, never a huge focus of my life, feels absurd, pointless.  Reading the news feels equally useless.  Where has it gotten me to know what…

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October 07 2016

Living in Brooklyn

Renter Blues, AC Edition

Renting instead of owning is definitely not my preference.  We do it because we have no choice.  Though we do enjoy the upside of being debt-free, including mortgage-free.  But there are times when you cannot help but being extremely frustrated by the lack of control that is present…

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October 05 2016

Living in Brooklyn

My Debt Free Story

I started the week off with some trepidation because I knew it was going to be a bit of a rough week at work.  And it did not disappoint! But thankfully, to offset my brooding, my friend Amanda over at Centsibly Rich included my story in her very awesome &#8220…

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