I’m now something of an expert in the art of pumping. I’ve done it everywhere. On planes and trains, in airports and restaurants, at dinner parties, and even once in an electrical closet surrounded by rat traps. My favorite has to be when I was travelling to Pennsylvania by train and a delay plus broken outlets in the bathrooms meant I had no choice but to pump in the concourse of Philadelphia station.
After the initial buzz of my wife’s pregnancy subsided, more practical concerns arose. How on earth would we squeeze our new family member into our one-bedroom Williamsburg abode? Naively thinking we’d just up-size to a two-bed we drew up a basic criteria (elevator, non-sketchy neighborhood, new kitchen), but our search hit a brick wall as soon as we realized that we’d need to spend $4k or more to get what we wanted. In short far higher than the rent-stabilized place we’ve been living in for the past three years.
When chef Grant Achatz grumbled via Twitter about a couple totting their 8-month-old babe to his triple Michelin-starred restaurant Alinea, it set off a heated debate. (His exact words were “Tbl brings 8mo.Old. It cries. Diners mad. Tell ppl no kids? Subject diners 2crying? Ppl take infants 2 plays? Concerts? Hate saying no, but..”) In their defense the couple had been let down last-minute by their sitter. But you can imagine their mortified faces as they tried to calm a wailing child, avoid the glares of other diners and tuck into a black truffle “explosion” of romaine and parmesan and try and enjoy it. Not so fun.
With temperatures set to nose dive this week and weather experts predicting a big freeze for NY during January and February, we decided it was time to geek-up on the art of keeping little ones warm in the cold. We caught up with Caribou Baby founder and mom-of-two Adriane Stare (who’s about to tick of her 10th Brooklyn winter). This […]
We sorted through the scary santas and questionable key rings to find the most brilliant kids presents in Etsy-land (all made by crafters right on your doorstep.) From mini dungarees to painted peg people (and with gifts starting at just $12) here are the best on the block.
Martha arrived in July and I knew I wanted to throw some sort of party-meets-baby-shower. I love the concept behind a Christening but I’m Jewish and my husband is Muslim so, well, that was never going to fly! And I’ve yet to find an official tradition for a half-Jewish half-Muslim baby’s arrival. So I decided to come up with my own version: A Promise to Martha.