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Lisa Valinsky
Hartford, Connecticut
Professional health and food writer. Farm and environmental educator. #supportlocalfarms #eatmoreplants
Interests: simple living, farmers' markets, gardening, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking, walking, family
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Ooh, book store browsing sounds wonderful. And thank you!
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2017 on Finding flow in mama free time at Lisa Writes
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed it. I havent really thought about a jogging stroller, but if we could find a reasonably priced one on consignment, Id definitely be interested. Thatd be a fun way to go!
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2017 on On Running After a Two Year Break at LISA WRITES
Isnt it great? I find it really satisfying and efficient. And inexpensive compared to so many sports. Glad to hear youre enjoying running again too. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2017 on On Running After a Two Year Break at LISA WRITES
Ooh, I do like that idea of setting a new goal each month. Itd be a fun challenge to come up with something different each time. Have you read Gretchen Rubins book about habits (Better Than Before)? Its really good, and helped me figure out how I form habits and what practices work best for me.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2017 on Annual Community Survey: 2016 at LISA WRITES
Totally! I find it works wonders on crankiness (for both of us, haha). And I agree with you about the dirt too - lots of good germs in there. Thanks for reading. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2017 on Enjoying Nature with A One Year Old at LISA WRITES
Yay! Im so glad! Wishing you a happy holiday and a great weekend. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2016 on A Few of My Favorite Things: 2016 at LISA WRITES
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Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA WRITES
Aww. I didnt know that youre originally from New England. I could see how catching a snowfall must be so lovely for you. And the driving and shoveling the car out - the worst! But yes, trying to stay positive. :)
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA WRITES
Yes, I definitely miss summer and being able to just head outside without having to bundle up first. But yes to hot coffee and tea!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA WRITES
Yay another Elizabeth Mitchell fan! Also, the dreariness is rough. When we lived in Vermomt the sky was grey nearly all winter. Its part of why we ended up moving from there. :/
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on 10 Ways To Plan for a Cozy Winter at LISA WRITES
Thats how I feel. Id rather get up once or twice a night than deal with sleep training, for sure. I also feel like some kids are just really good sleepers, like you said. Just like adults. One mom I know has a kid who was up several times a night for the first two years, and now as a six year old shes a very heavy sleeper. Maybe well have that too! :)
That is great advice! Even now after having a year of experience I find it hard to read parenting books and websites because they tend to cloud my thoughts and ideals. And yes yes yes - every baby is unique, so no one else has raised them before. I love that perspective.
I wish everyone who wanted to make that choice could too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your story. :)
Thanks Megan. :) It's really interesting, and you're right that there's pressure and guilt and judgement no matter what we do (and kind of with anything in parenting, ha!).
I love that you shared that message with your friend. Its so important and so hard to do. And thank you! 3
This is so sweet and wonderful. Thank you. Yes, we made a conscious effort to make this work out for us at least until our daughter is old enough for nursery school (we hope!). I am so happy to be home for now, and know I can always go back to work when the time comes. xo Lisa
Thank you! And I totally understand...I would have such a hard time doing daycare drop offs, even now. :)
Yay for unconventional diaper bags! I love your idea. So easy and inexpensive. :) Happy weekend! Lisa Valinsky //blog //instagram //pinterest
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2016 on How to Simplify Your Diaper Bag at LISA WRITES
Thanks Ashley! Yeah, I can get a little Type A about my routines sometimes. Silly, but true. Glad to hear youve figured out a better time to get your walks in! Have a great weekend! :)
Ooh yes. Love stuff like that. Good food and a good deal!
I'll add you to the list, and I'm making a note to include dishes with beans and lentils. :)
Thanks Rachel! In the planning stages now and hoping to launch it by the beginning of September!
I cant detect a beet flavor. Id recommend getting the beets to a puree, and using a cup of chocolate chips. Let me know if you try them!
Thank you so much! Im glad you enjoy it.
It is. Connecticut has many farms and many beautiful places.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Checking Out Sport Hill Farm at LISA WRITES