my week in objects (mostly).

January 29, 2021

1. this snowy owl.

{and this one.}

2. these rainbows.

{not over it.}

3. these cookies.

{and a mid-morning snack break with my kid. (and trying v hard to see the perks lately.)}

4. same old lamp, same old flowers.

{different spot.}

5. speaking of spots.

{and perks.}

other things:

motherhood content.

i have likewise acclimated poorly to my new role of digital warder.

a uniquely american animal.

surviving the white gaze.

the house our family built.

the perfect stones are not scarce, and neither is love.

climate victory garden.

marshall plan for moms.

i’m convinced. i need them all.

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  • Reply Mackenzie January 29, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    I read that article regarding the mom influencers yesterday when you shared it on Twitter. Wow. Just wow.
    I wish I could be more eloquent with my words but…
    Thank you for sharing that article and all the articles that you share each week šŸ™‚

  • Reply G January 30, 2021 at 1:47 am

    I love the poem on the climate victory garden! My apartment patio is so susceptible to ants (which then migrate into the apartment), but I will still look into planting something this spring.

  • Reply Maria January 30, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Loved the climate victory garden poem! I have been really getting into reading about native plant agriculture (NPA) as way to garden/grow food that takes into account our role in climate change.

  • Reply mado January 30, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Wow that rattlesnake piece is intense (but so good). Thank you as always for the best links on the internet. Always thought-provoking.

  • Reply Alexandra February 1, 2021 at 3:12 am

    Hi Erin, thank you so much for showing that good taste, simple things and children DO mix! Random question: where did you find the wooden block figures your children play with in their doll house? Thank you

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE February 1, 2021 at 9:03 am

      hmm. the kids have a set of wooden dollhouse people given to them by their former babysitter. i think they’re a german brand but i don’t know the name! otherwise, they often use little grimm rainbow peg dolls or fairies from acorn toy shop!

  • Reply Anna February 2, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Erin, “trying very hard to see the perks lately”really resonated with me. Full moon, pandemic, winter, who knows which or if all were to blame but this week felt particularly challenging, didn’t it? Sending you a “samesies” and a hug šŸ™‚

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