Johanna Riehm teaches in the department of Communication and Media at Manhattanville College and in the department of English at Mercy College. She teaches courses in the history of communication, public speaking, and social media, as well as creative and technical writing workshops. Johanna’s work has been featured in Graffiti Literary Magazine, The Write Place at the Write Time, The Bangalore Review, Cactus Heart Press, and the LaMothe Review. She is working on her first longer work, a creative nonfiction novel called We Carved Our Names in Tamarind Trees.
Last weekend, while my mama was in town, we had the opportunity to visit The SoNo Collection, a gorgeous shopping mall right in the center of South Norwalk, about 40 minutes from Westchester County. It features southern Connecticut’s only Nordstrom and Connecticut’s only Bloomingdale’s, as well as many other stores from Zara, Sephora, and H&M to […]
Preface: If you know me, you know I love highlighting local businesses. Especially in these tough times, as we all brace ourselves for what our uncertain future holds, I want to do everything I can to support my community. Businesses need our help, even if it’s just to spread the word about their services + […]
I recently collaborated with Flahavan’s and thought this would be a great opportunity to share one of my all-time favorite breakfasts: overnight oats! The overnight oat recipe I’ve perfected is loaded with superfoods, fiber, and extra protein, and I am pretty sure you’ll love it as much as we do!
It’s really true what they say about your kids. Despite having the same DNA, they will be very, very different from one another. Liam wasn’t terribly difficult as a baby (despite being the worst sleeper), and as a toddler, he was reasonable and quite easy to distract (that was always my go-to strategy – “Oh, […]
Hii! I posted a poll about this on Instagram today, and you guys said you wanted to hear more about the subject… so here we go! Like I mentioned in my IG stories, my first language is French. Even before having kids, it was always my plan to speak French to our boys. Most of […]
I am a huge fan of family photos. I love being able to freeze a moment in time, and relive it weeks, months, or years later. I love sharing photos with family near and far, and flip through albums with my little ones. Such great bonding time! One of our favorite things to do in […]
We are navigating some very different waters, here. Our kiddos are zooming with their classmates, navigating chrome books, and hybrid / remote schedules. They are seeing their friends, but a lot less. Through plexiglass. Screens. When we made the decision to go with the hybrid school option (two days at school, three days remote), I […]
Want to learn about CBD and how it can help? If you are overwhelmed by the amount of CBD brands and options on the internet, I hope this blog post makes your life easier – and surprise! I even have a discount code!
Hi! I wanted to share a few photos from Liam’s quarantine birthday with you guys. These photos are special to us because Liam’s birthday felt like a little ray of light in these uncertain times we are going through. We opted for a little family celebration, car parade (thanks friends!), and some surprises sprinkled throughout […]
Before we get into surviving confinement with kids… WE WROTE A BOOK! I AM SO THANKFUL FOR THE SUPPORT!Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us on Instagram the past couple of days, and a big, big THANK YOU to everyone supporting this little passion project by ordering copies of the book + sharing it […]
My most asked question of all time is: “Why on earth would you move to New York from the Caribbean?” Obviously, it was for my studies… not the climate. I never expected to stay in the Northeast, but I met my husband sophomore year and the rest is history. I always tell him that the […]
We’re in the final stretch guys – 1 more sleep until we head to the Caribbean for 17 days! I cannot wait to be reunited with my family! I just finished packing and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some of the items I never travel without. As a mom, the key […]
So I’m not even going to pretend I know a single thing about gifts for girls. As a matter of fact, I always slightly panic when I do have to find something for a little girl Liam’s age. Like, what are they into? Barbies? Do Polly Pockets still exist?! And for the love of God, what the hell is an LOL Doll?
So let me stick to what I know best. Boys.
I’m a boy mama, and have perused the Amazon Prime boy selection too many times to count. So here I am bringing you the best in online finds for boys ages 2-6.
Here’s the scoop: Joe and I are done having kids. We really are. There is something that feels so complete about our family as it is and neither one of us can imagine having more babies. These memories from the past five years will forever be some of our most tender, special ones, but we […]
When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, I’m such a planner. (Okay, I’m a planner basically 99.9% of the time, but when it comes to gifts I’m even more extra…) I usually start making lists in early fall and start actual shopping around mid October. I try to have everything together by the end […]
Hi friends! I’ve had the most eventful weekend and can’t wait to share all the fun things I’ve been up to… but in the meantime, I decided that I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite purchases for the holidays as I discover them. I’m getting started early this year￼ 🙂 As many of […]
I had the pleasure of meeting the team at The Beauty Parlor in Dobbs Ferry last week and was so blown away. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. Big time. First things first, their salon has the most epic location in all of Westchester. It sits at the edge of the Hudson River, […]
Meet Earth Hero: the one-stop shop for everything sustainable. I have been so inspired by their mission to make online shopping an eco-friendly process and highly recommend you give them a try. They carry 120+ brands and I guarantee you’re familiar with a bunch of them already!
How well do you sleep? Since we switched our bedding and linens to bamboo a few weeks ago, we’ve been having the BEST SLEEP of our lives! Here are 5 reasons why you should up your bedding game. And trust me: you’ll never want to hear about cotton again.
Mission: cut clutter and live more minimally. Hellooo everyone! So I’ve been crazy busy decluttering our house lately because it just feels so good to purge and live more simply. Don’t you agree? Based on your reactions on my latest Instagram post, it is clear that I am not alone on this journey! Therefore, I […]