Author Archives: laurahoffmanlee

Back to School, Cool, Part 2

I work at a school, okay a university, and we are in full back to school swing. I’ve spent a lot of time this summer trying to find the right gear to make bringing lunch a delight for both me … Continue reading

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Back to School, Cool…Part 1

I know many kids have already headed back to school but the New York City public schools do not start this year until September 9.  Frankly, the whole family cannot wait. From the Facebook posts of my buddies, it seems … Continue reading

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You can take the girls out of the city…

Today, we resume an almost normal routine after our annual family vacation.  We took the girls back to the same cottage in Woodstock as last year but for a longer stay. While we take advantage of the city’s green spaces … Continue reading

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Does that come in my size?

About a year ago, I stumbled upon FabKids when it was having an offer on one of the mom deals sites and I haven’t looked back.  The clothes are more sophisticated and stylish than most of the rest of choices … Continue reading

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Mother-daughter NYC lunches without stress

Now that the girls have their own separate social lives, I have had a lot more opportunities to take one of the girls out to lunch solo.  Giving the current state of sibling rivalry at home, the one on one … Continue reading

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The Rec Room

I live in NYC so the likelihood of my kids ever having a rec or play room is pretty much nil.  So we were all delighted to stumble upon Sam’s Rec Room at Hill Country Chicken this morning during a … Continue reading

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Something for nothing…

OK, I admit it… I’m hooked. My longstanding membership at SheSpeaks followed by a stint working there last year led me to discover the joys of free stuff and enjoying it, I am! There are probably more ways to get … Continue reading

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Hippie in Ferragamo flats

I dedicate this post to my mother, who when raising me in the late 60′s and 70′s, managed to balance her proper lady tendencies with care for the environment, experimentation with yoga, and do it yourself quilting and macrame. I … Continue reading

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Starting the new year in style

I don’t know about all of you but I am beginning to come out the other side of the holidays with conflicting urges to purge belongings (early spring cleaning), clear my head, and resolve to make this year “more” than … Continue reading

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Sharing the memories

It’s getting harder to remember what life was like when it wasn’t easy to capture and share it with photos and even videos. We’re headed up to see my parents tomorrow for Thanksgiving and they have most of my early … Continue reading

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