baby proof

  • baby proof: choice, change, and responsibility.

    Tomorrow I enter my twentieth week of pregnancy. When I lie in bed at night I feel the small pulses and movements of tiny limbs. My children absent-mindedly caress my growing belly. It’s a…

    October 21, 2019
  • habit shift: morning routine.

    We’ve entered the age of the frenzied morning. We had a whole year of school mornings and tumbling out the door together under our belt when this school year started, but we’ve also got…

    October 2, 2019 25 Comments
  • baby proof: involving kids in activism.

    Last Friday night, our beloved next door neighbors accidentally locked themselves out of their apartment on their way to dinner and so they knocked on our door at bedtime to get the spare key…

    September 26, 2019 17 Comments
  • baby proof: announcing a pregnancy.

    I’m fifteen weeks pregnant with my third child, which is not something I ever imagined I’d be writing here. Things are going more or less as well as expected for a very unexpected pregnancy,…

    September 18, 2019 87 Comments
  • baby proof: kids’ art supplies.

    As a kid, I kept my most special art supplies in an old wine box, with a hinged top and a latch that always went askew. Watercolors and modeling wax and chalky pastels all…

    September 3, 2019 49 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 186: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve stacked it. We live in New York City. And while the crumbling brownstone we call home is far from the most extreme example in this city…

    August 19, 2019 35 Comments
  • baby proof: weaning.

    I don’t have a fail-safe method or a prescription for a seamless and easy transition away from nursing and toward sleeping peacefully until 7:30 am, disturbing neither parents or neighbors. (Hint: No one does.)…

    July 24, 2019 47 Comments
  • baby proof: coloring books, etc.

    It’s officially the last day of school for Faye. She’s currently running through city sprinklers with her friends and a babysitter, and despite the usual childcare and work/life balance questions to still sort out,…

    June 26, 2019 22 Comments