This has probably happened to you also recently… you are scrolling through your phone, and you get a notification with a photo saying “This time last year/ two years ago/ five years ago.” It makes my heart sink into my belly to see the photos of sandcastles and sandwich picnics on Block Island, the special anniversary dinner at our favorite … Continue reading Family Meal, Homeroom, Mothers, and Vegan Week
The other morning, things were going as usual, as far as these days go. I was clearing breakfast, Stephane was working in our office, and James was plugging in to his Google Classroom. Then James just stopped, and started crying. I will preface this by saying the kid is not much of a crier. When … Continue reading South x Southwest shrimp and cheer up mode
When my sister, Kate, and I were little we used to pretend play the most dire circumstances. A favorite was to be lost at sea on a boat (the sofa) with only castaways (100 stuffed animals) aboard. Or when it was cold out, we would put on our most tattered mittens and gather leaves and sticks … Continue reading Grimm tales, easy recipes, and a marathon week
In which I love my family, but also find myself having unkind thoughts. I don’t know, maybe you are in the camp of people who are currently posting photos on Instagram of your first date with your beloved and tagging them #loveofmylife, but all of this quarantine coziness is not making me the sweetest roommate. My … Continue reading Getting crazy with chickpeas and a kid’s book list
Last week I was a little worried knowing that James’s birthday was coming up, and he wouldn’t be able to celebrate with friends at school, or go on our planned Mexican surf trip. So I rallied our extended family to send birthday cards. Little kids love getting mail. But I should have known better. Six year … Continue reading Greek week and a birthday
Maybe it’s the sun warming us up a bit, but we seem to have settled into a new rhythm around here. Of course, if it is raining and dreary tomorrow I may be singing a different tune. The Westport schools offered the kids their own Chromebooks for Google Classroom which has freed me up a … Continue reading Week Three of quarantine… we cook on!
I hope this finds you all well. Maybe you feel the same way, but I find myself vacillating between “This is crazy, I just want to get back to work!” To then reading the NY Times and seeing the astronomic numbers of people flooding NYC hospitals, and I feel panic and dread. Some days this … Continue reading This week in quarantine, cooking, and staying sane.
During this crazy time of pandemic, I have been sharing lots of images of cooking and creative ways to stay sane on Instagram (@lauranewt). Many of you have asked for recipes and suggestions, so I thought this would be a great time to create a newsletter! So, here we go… Laura Likes begins… This week has been … Continue reading Laura Likes Begins!