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parenting, working, juggling, breathing.

parenting, working, juggling, breathing.

March 11, 2010 |  Category:   family favorite posts life parenting the biz

I’m not sure how we’re getting things done most days. Some things are definitely easier now that the girls are older, but in other ways it’s also harder as they both are commanding our attention in different ways. The older one mopes around the house like a teenager sighing that she’s bored. We realize that we need to schedule more playdates for her, but it’s been hard to commit to plans and host playdates when our schedules are so up in the air. The younger one freaks out every time Mark leaves the apartment, even if it’s just to throw out the garbage, so thinking up alternate forms of childcare other than the few people who she is familiar with… CONTINUE READING

“I’m not a weatherman, I’m a baker”

“I’m not a weatherman, I’m a baker”

October 5, 2009 |  Category:   favorite posts nyc the biz

If you told me that we’d do better at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Chile Fiesta, in the pouring rain, than the Atlantic Antic which had dazzling summer-like weather and about 10-15 times the traffic, I wouldn’t have believed you (actually, our numbers came in the same but the Antic was so much more expensive as a vendor). Know your demographic – and not surprisingly, the more focused foodie demographic, rather than the massive street fair audience, is our demographic. Hard to compete with beer and funnel cakes when you’re at a street fair. People really dig the hot chocolate (It IS REALLY good), but apparently “Earl Grey Hot Chocolate” was confusing. Some people thought it was tea mixed with hot… CONTINUE READING

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