3 Questions People Always Asked Me

When people find out my husband and I are raising three kids in the Upper West Side of Manhattan without a car, the first thing they always ask is. . .


How do you go grocery shopping?

It’s pretty simple. I take the subway to Trader Joe’s, fill up my cart with everything, and have my food delivered for $10.95. I like the 9:30pm-12am delivery window because I know I’ll be home at that time. It’s so freeing and bizarre to walk out of the store empty handed! I have yet to have a problem with their service. Every time they’ve been so helpful and careful with my food. One thing: Trader Joe’s doesn’t deliver ice cream, eggs, or fresh flowers. So I usually get those things from the corner store. I love my corner store. It has everything! I think that’s where I’m going to get my Christmas tree.

On to the next most commonly asked question . . .

How do you do laundry?

I’m lucky to live in a building that has a shared laundry room in the basement. There is 5 washers and 6 dryers. Each washer is $2 a load and the dryer is $1 for 30 minutes of drying time. The worst time of day to go is the weekdays from 9am-12pm. Reason? All the maids are washing their clients clothes. They take over! I usually get lucky around 6pm or right when the room opens on Saturday at 8am. Then it’s my turn to take over!

And finally the last most asked question:

Is NYC safe enough for you and your kids?

I am shocked how safe I feel all the time. Mostly because I’m constantly surrounded by people that could help me if something ever happened. My biggest fear is crossing the street with my kids. It’s so stressful! If you ever see me crossing Broadway, you’ll most likely hear my shouting “HOLD MY HAND RIGHT NOW! YOU GET BACK HERE….OWEN!!”

That’s basically my life story. How do you do go grocery shopping? Do laundry? What are your biggest daily fears where you live?  I love this topic!





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