Daryl lives with her husband and two small children right on the border between Westchester and Fairfield counties, but she can usually be found in the customer service line at Target in Mt. Kisco, returning socks her son hated "because they have that thing." She used to enjoy reading books, traveling with her husband, staying up to date on current affairs, going out to restaurants, concerts, and Yankees games, and sleeping past 6AM on weekends. Now, she enjoys hiding in the laundry room, hiding in the garage, peeing with the door slightly ajar, looking under the couch for Air Rescue Chase, obsessively refreshing Twitter so she can find out what's going on in the world outside Adventure Bay, and writing Paw Patrol/Bubble Guppies crossover fan fiction. You can follow her on Twitter @darylstrawberry.
postpartum depression

When Mommy’s Worries Get Too Big: Postpartum Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Parenting is stressful. Being anxious is normal. But what happens when it's something more? Shortly after my first child was born, I became convinced that I was screwing up his sleeping/feeding/everything. So I confided in...

A Yom Kippur Recipe for Everyone (And Not Just for Yom Kippur)

*Author’s note: This post has very little to do with the actual holiday of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement,”  is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. It’s a special...

Love Your Toilet: A Mom’s Guide to Plumbing

  Today was a good day. Today, the new toilet came. As a mother, a wife and a human being, toilets and I have a passionate yet complicated relationship. Some days I think about the toilet...