my week in objects (mostly).

June 23, 2017
five little things that made my week. 1. these peas and beans. {because, well, they’re growing!} 2. this sunscreen {so. many. recommendations. i bought this one for little guys (plus parents) and it’s not at all terrible. opposite! currently wearing.} 3. these popsicle sticks. {for being washed and ready to go. again. on repeat.} 4. this kettle.   {for being just the kettle improvement we needed.} 5. these toes. {as usual.} other things:  performing pregnancy. also. still we rise. squiggles, trees, and ribbons. tree map. a year of service. my son is a hashtag. common sense. like it or not, reproduction is hopeful and earnest and excruciatingly vulnerable. adolescence was our first confrontation with the magnetic unknowability of other humans. east coast edition, needed! call your senators. (here’s what pediatricians are saying. here are state-by-state talking points.) 

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  • Reply EFitz June 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Hi Erin! great links but I’m surprised you haven’t included anything about the health care bill. This is a really critical weekend/week for activism. It would be awesome to see some links to help guide folks.


    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 23, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      Indeed! Did you come across anything great that you’d like to share?

  • Reply EFitz June 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    A few.
    Seems like the most important thing to do (ranked in order of importance) is to
    1. call your senator if he/she is in play (Rand Paul, R-Ky., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Heller, R-Nevada)
    2. call friends living in those states with senators in play and have THEM call their senators
    3. call your senator if he/she is a Republican
    4. call your senator if he/she is a Democrat and tell them to do EVERYTHING to block, oppose – including Filibuster, Filibuster by Amendment, and Objecting to Unanimous Consent

    Some useful details here:

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 23, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much! The ‘our revolution’ page is an especially helpful resource—always so helpful to be able to send folks to a source with concise action steps! Adding it to the list along with these Medicaid talking points from the American Academy of Pediatrics!

  • Reply EFitz June 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you Erin. I’m grateful to you. I’ve been feeling so sad about this today.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      It’s totally mind numbing, I agree. Here’s to agitating.

  • Reply kathy June 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I love the Adorable Baby sunscreen. Have been wearing on myself and my toddler for past year and a half. Have found it SO much better than most of the super thick chalky ones (which I never seem to be able to distribute evenly and leads to patchy application and then burn!). Only compliant with the sunscreen is the packaging – the plastic container is really hard and once you get about half way through it it becomes SUPER challenging to squeeze any out!

  • Reply Alix June 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Is there anything more luscious than plump baby legs? No!

  • Reply La Shell June 25, 2017 at 12:41 am

    I absolutely enjoy this series. Can you say what camera you use? It’s amazing.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 25, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Camera details all in the FAQ under “contact”!

  • Reply Lindsay June 28, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Love these posts – so creative xx

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