Mama’s Got a Brand New Gig

If you’re a parent and you live in Brooklyn—or anywhere else, really—then you simply must read A Child Grows in Brooklyn. It’s a wonderful blog full of information about parenting in Brooklyn, parenting in the city, and parenting in general. I’ve been a fan for years; impressively, Karen had her first child around the same time as I had Harry, and instead of finding herself stressed to the point where she had to stop blogging (like, um, me), this amazing woman actually decided to start a blog—and kept going after she had a second child nine months ago. When I resumed writing here earlier this year, Karen and I exchanged a few fan letters; before I knew it, she’d invited me to join her panel of experts. (Other experts on the site include parenting coach Alice Kaltman, doula Megan Davidson, pediatrician Hugh Gilgoff, and the educators at Eensies.)

So what am I an expert in? Food, of course, but more specifically cooking for and feeding your family—and yourself—well, healthfully, and deliciously. My first post on A Child Grows is an adaptation of one you may have already read here—The New Mom’s Pantry; future posts will be mostly new material, but from time to time you’ll see something that may look familiar.

Here’s your chance to help me out—and help yourself, too: What would you like to hear about in my posts on A Child Grows? What food/cooking issues do you face with your family? Leave me a comment below and I’ll get to work.