I Tried Marie Kondo’s Method While Cleaning Out My Closet. And Yes, It Was ‘Joy-Sparking.’

Tidying and decluttering my wardrobe used to be a concentrated process — a few afternoons devoted to trying on clothes, tossing those that didn’t fit or didn’t suit anymore and then dragging the discard pile to a consignment shop or Goodwill for donation. These days avec l’enfant are quite different. Now, cleaning out the closet […]

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City Years, Country Years

Last weekend my sweetheart and I took our first little getaway without the baby in quite awhile. It was pretty simple, just a night at The James in downtown Chicago — dinner, a little shopping, walks by Lake Michigan to enjoy the first burst of springtime weather that we were lucky to get. I just […]

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