We are like any other horrible yuppy couple: We covet Pottery Barn lighting fixtures, only let our 3-year-old watch PBS shows, and spend our free time visiting new eateries and then Instagramming…about it. After getting married almost six years ago, we lived on the Upper West Side for three years until we could no longer afford it, then migrated (along with many other yuppies) to Jersey City, where we could breathe a sigh of relief surrounded by an increasingly gentrified neighborhood, shiny, new buildings with amenities… >> Read More
According to a new study, infant deaths linked to crib bumpers has increased; crib bumpers are padded blankets placed inside a crib to prevent a baby’s limbs from getting stuck between the…slats. Researchers discovered there were 23 deaths linked to crib bumpers between 2006-2012 that were reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). While the number may seem low, it is three times higher than the average during each of the three previous seven year spans, when only eight deaths were tied to the use of the… >> Read More
There's only two days until the foodocalypse happens. In theory, Thanksgiving sounds like the best holiday ever--a lot of delicious food, a lot of talking, and lots of family. But when you get down…to it, it's pretty darn stressful. Someone is always complaining there's not enough gravy, your kids are fighting over the stuffing, your in-laws are fighting over politics, and your cousin keeps texting at the table. And you're going crazy trying to make sure everything has been reheated properly. What gives? READ: You Won’t Be Able to Guess… >> Read More
It's hard to imagine a major corporation having their consumers' best interests at heart these days, when red meat, especially processed meat, was recently proven to cause cancer. General Mills,…one of the world's largest food producers and distributors, is about to rock your world. It recently created a new advertising campaign launching their groundbreaking change: It will begin removing all artificial flavors and colors from its cereal products. The company is responding to concerns (although unproven at this stage) over health risks of genetically modified… >> Read More
This Thanksgiving, like the over a dozen that came before it, Jesus will be thanked at my table.
Why? Because even though we usually host, we celebrate with my husband’s parents, siblings. and…their families. And I ask my husband’s father, who is an active member of Harlem’s St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, to say the blessing over the meal. Why? Because he is the oldest man there and as such deserves the honorarium. (Please do not rally to revoke my feminist card and/or remind me that his… >> Read More