habit shift

  • habit shift: solid shampoo and conditioner.

    This post is sponsored by Conscia, a sustainable line of hair care products that are waterless, soap-free, gluten-free, vegan and responsibly packaged. Solid shampoos and conditioners aren’t exactly new. Anyone who’s been loitering around…

    May 4, 2022 26 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen composting.

    We’ve been composting our kitchen scraps since we moved to New York City more than ten years ago. What exactly that’s looked like has shifted over the course of the years and been dependent…

    April 27, 2022 43 Comments
  • habit shift: ethical banking.

    I’m not a financial expert, to put it mildly. Like lots of folks, my most pressing financial concerns are more along the lines of how we’re going to pay for childcare and rent each…

    August 18, 2021 11 Comments
  • habit shift: non-alcoholic tipples.

    There’s something to be said for the ritual and romance of an evening cocktail. In a year that’s been so terribly monotonous, to say nothing of impossible, I think it’s nice to home in…

    March 4, 2021 41 Comments
  • habit shift: safety razors.

    When I was ten I shaved my legs for the first time. In defiance of the arbitrary mandate from my mother that I was not to do so until the eighth grade, I borrowed…

    July 30, 2020 33 Comments
  • habit shift: protect each other.

    I’ve been thinking relentlessly, maybe obsessively, about the concept of protection; questioning who gets protected, what gets protected, and especially who folks rely on to do the protecting for them? Police? Policy? What’s protection…

    June 17, 2020 15 Comments
  • habit shift: wearing a face mask.

    As a child, my grandfather lived above an undertaker’s shop on West 25th Street. The building, like my grandfather, is no longer with us, but my uncle sent a photograph of it this week,…

    May 6, 2020 17 Comments
  • habit shift: busy hands.

    I know I’m not alone in my panic scrolling, but I’ve been actively trying to break myself of the habit that has me neglecting my already compromised work—or, worse, sullying a rare minute of…

    April 6, 2020 12 Comments
  • habit shift: social distancing.

    Calder is officially one month old. She’s smack in the middle of the sleepy newborn stage, all snorts and stretches and very tiny yawns. She snoozes on our bellies in the daytime like a…

    March 16, 2020 30 Comments
  • habit shift: hobbies.

    Being an adult person with a full time job who also spends a lot of time parenting small children, can make me feel like finding the time to learn a new skill, or get…

    January 21, 2020 36 Comments