Author Archive for Mrs. Pom Pom


A DC Must See: The WONDER Exhibition at The Renwick Gallery

After two years of renovation the Renwick Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museums’s home for contemporary craft and decorative art, opened with this inspiring, kid and Instagram friendly exhibition they call WONDER. The exhibition transformed the entire museum into an “immersive artwork” by giving nine contemporary artists each free reign over a gallery to create a […]

The Question I’m Not Going To Ask Anymore

One afternoon at the playground a few weeks back, I ended up in a conversation that taught me one more way to be sensitive and aware while talking to other parents. As far as I can tell the typical intro to conversation is usually, “so how old is your baby?” A question I never imagined […]


My DIY Birthday Crown and Go-To For Party Decorations

I’m basically a fancy paper addict. I look for any excuse to shop at Paper Source and keep pretty paper on hand for last minute decorations, craft projects or present wrapping. I’m sure there are plenty of beautiful birthday decorations and crowns out there for purchase, but I cannot resist making something myself, even when there really […]


Celebrating a First Birthday Without a Party

We decided not to celebrate Iris’s birthday with a big party, but to spend the day celebrating here in Northern Virginia, just the four of us. All of our family and friends live in New Jersey, and we had just moved to a new apartment one week before. The idea of traveling away for the […]


Our Montessori Style Children’s Room

I’d been putting off sharing the end result of Roman’s first children’s room in hopes that I’d eventually finish decorating with all the little touches I originally dreamt up. Alas, with us moving to a new apartment a month from now, this is as good as it’s going to get! When we first moved from our one […]


Where To Shop For Ethical Eco-Friendly Women’s Fashion

As I wrote awhile back, I’ve been making an effort to be a conscious consumer. I also wrote not long ago I am attempting to “streamline my life.” Both of these new efforts involve buying less stuff: simplifying my wardrobe, adding to it less frequently, choosing “quality over quantity.” When I began searching for alternative places […]

The Dream of Date Nights

My husband and I used to have an evening ritual. We’d sit on the couch and watch a favorite show. Once upon a time this involved a bottle of wine, but since Roman, the show sufficed. Since having Iris, this ritual has gradually faded from existence entirely. Now we spend almost all night every night […]

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