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Linda McCarthy

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Brooklyn Bread
Frugality/Saving, Parenting/Family, Urban financial issues
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NYC, New York, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Carrots are one of those vegetables that just about all kids eat. Most of my kids’ vegetable eating, in fact, consists of raw carrots, raw red pepper, and raw green beans cut up and served naked as a crunchy side. On bad work nights, my husband and I partake in the crudite-as-side-dish trick. I’m always […] The post I’m Kind of Done with Baby Carrot Bags appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Oct 27 2018 @ 9:49 AM
I was by no means riding my bike every day when I was a kid, as so many American children have grown up doing. But I did have a bike and I remember how much I loved riding it. Riding a bike is one of the earliest ways a kid can tap into that palpable, […] The post Biking is Such a Loaded Topic in this Town appeared first on Brooklyn ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 9:13 AM
An apartment dweller with no yard to call my own, I am a very frustrated gardener.  Last year I made my first attempts to add some plants to my fire escape in the hope of attracting more birds to watch out the kitchen window.  It actually went pretty well. And so even though my options […] The post Urban Gardening Dreams appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 8:00 AM
When I got married, someone gave my husband and I a “Christmas, Year by Year” photo album. Every year we stick our Christmas card in there as well as one or two photos from Christmas.  It is a beautiful thing in its engineered edited-ness.  As I ordered a few photo prints recently from this Christmas […] The post The Tyranny of Too Many Photos appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Jan 22 2018 @ 1:44 PM
By now, if I’ve learned anything, it’s that I’m never going to be the willfully perfect person of my fantasies.  Even as I’ve figured out how to make some meaningful improvements in my life, sometimes I need to tap into my hard-wiring to trick myself into doing things. This is far more realistic than attempting […] The post Economy, Grace & Eating Well: Trick Yourself into Doing Better appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 05 2018 @ 8:37 AM
Do you ever have a day where you get into bed at night and your legs hurt because you have literally been running around for 15 hours straight with the possible exception of two small breaks sitting down while eating in front of the computer' This actually happens to me all the time.  It is […] The post Obsessive Productivity Disorder appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Dec 22 2017 @ 3:06 PM
Hello strangers! It’s been a while. I have to admit, I am feeling exhausted lately and have found it hard to make any sense of my inner dialogue, which is sounding somewhat more like a nonsensical string of HTML, than sentient English. I have not been able to shake a lingering sense of foreboding. It’s […] The post Choose Your Battles appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 9:15 PM
Have I mentioned that the time between Halloween and Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year' There are so many reasons why, but I think what I love most is returning to the special things that I always do this time of year. There’s just something about winter traditions… they’re warm and cozy as […] The post New York Holiday Traditions will Get You Excited for Winter appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 2:24 AM
I’ve been a little AWOL. Fall is so busy and work has been draining, leaving little energy for my extra-curricular pontificating. But, truthfully, I’ve been so consumed with the horror stories in the news, mainly in relation to the mass, seemingly institutionalized, sexual harassment and assault of women. I’ve found it hard to switch gears […] The post Hiking the Bear Mountain Loop with Kids appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 10:06 PM
Americans never fail to be swept by a collective moral imperative to help people when disaster strikes.  There is some genuine compassion at the core of who we are as a nation. After a hurricane (or at least a hurricane on the mainland), our government mobilizes to make massive federal funds available to help remove […] The post The Case for Compassion appeared first on Brooklyn Bread. ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 10:43 PM


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