Raising a family in New York City has its benefits and its drawbacks, but when people tell me they can’t imagine living here ,I think it’s because they truly can’t. “I could never live with all that noise,” people tell me, and they’re right– because by “there,” they mean the Marriott in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. (I couldn’t live there either.)
Another assumption non-New-Yorkers have about living here is that the grocery shopping experience must be horrible. “Do you go every DAY?” they ask. “How could you ever get a big delivery of food home on the subway?” When people say this, I smile sweetly, and say, “You have no idea how good I have it.”
I’ve been a loyal customer of FreshDirect since 2002, the year that they opened for business and I became a mother. Fresh Direct allows you to order your groceries online and have them delivered to your door at your convenience. They have healthy kids’ meals. They have heat-and-eat lunches on the go. They have the best fresh guacamole anywhere. And my 7-year-old swears by their meatballs.
Here’s how I shop for groceries: I sit down with my computer. “What do you guys want for dinner this week?” I yell. They tell me; I add it to my cart. If one of my kids is jonesing for lasagna, I can look up a lasagna recipe on FreshDirect’s website and add all the ingredients I need to make it to my cart with one click. After the kids go to bed, I’ll finish up my order over a glass of wine and a DVR’ed episode of the Daily Show. The next morning? Home-delivered perfection.
I LOVE FreshDirect. They make my life easier. And now I love them even more, because they’ve become a national sponsor for Listen To Your Mother, a national series of readings “giving Mother’s Day a microphone” coming to ten cities in the next month. I’m directing the NYC premiere on May 6th. (You do have your tickets, right?)
Not only is FreshDirect supporting our show, they’ve given us a promo code for new customers! 15% off your first order with code PR12LTYM. (FreshDirect currently servesthe five boroughs of New York City, parts of Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey currently; they’ll be expanding to other delivery areas soon.) If you’ve been thinking about trying FreshDirect, now’s the perfect time to give it a shot (and support Listen To Your Mother by using the promo code).
AND! I am giving away a $50 gift card to shop at FreshDirect!
Good stuff. To enter, comment below and tell me why you want to win.
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This giveaway will end on Sunday, May 6th. Winner will be posted on this site. Happy shopping!
This post is sponsored by FreshDirect, a sponsor of Listen to Your Mother.