my week in objects (mostly).

August 13, 2021

1. this gorgeous tea.

{cold brewed. (plus my very favorite summer indulgence).}

2. this remnant fabric.

{and a habit shift i’ll share next week.}

3. this fan, pointed up.

{for making work at the standing desk much more tolerable in this very hot week.}

4. this little wooden boat.

{and a kid who set sail on the east river.}

5. these patches.

{and the kid who dictated their placement.}

other things:

speaking of patches.

what’s next?

beeswax exchange.

feelings of the month club.

for now I think I’ll continue to run my family…like a children’s theater production.

peer pressure could save us all.

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  • Reply Danielle August 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    I always appreciate your thoughtful links, but that beeswax exchange is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Carrie Lynn August 15, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Thank you RMTL for all you do for the environment and for your creativity that inspires your readers, for also raising your children in a caring and responsible way. I feel like crying to after hearing the UN report recently, especially when I see neighbors cutting down trees and spraying their grass for esthetics purposes. When YOU are truly presenting esthetically how it could be, For that I thank you for what you do and what you prove!

  • Reply Heather August 16, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    This is a wonderful and thought provoking collection of ideas this week! I really appreciate how your blog is a place of beauty beyond just the surface. A place for thinking about how to live and also raise our children ethically and with the common good as a guiding light. I come here for exactly this kind of peer pressure. Thank you, Erin.

  • Reply Kelly August 16, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    oh my gosh, the Romper article on Emily Oster’s new book put into words exactly what I’ve been thinking. I didn’t have the words for it, but something has been feeling “off” about her approach. I too will continue with my children’s theater approach. 🙂

  • Reply Diana August 17, 2021 at 1:15 am

    LOVED this Emily Oster article. I devoured Expecting Better and honestly that title could describe how I’ve felt about everything I’ve read from her since, lol.

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