baby proof

  • baby proof: simple birthday parties.

    At the time of writing my fingernails are yellowed from the turmeric I used to dye cotton ribbons for my very-nearly-five-year-old’s birthday party. If it sounds like the stuff of an over-achieving do-gooder on…

    May 23, 2019 48 Comments
  • mother’s day reconsidered.

    I’ll take breakfast in bed with an extra-large helping of revolution, please. In anticipation of Mother’s Day this weekend, here are a few things I’ve listened to, or read, or heard about lately that…

    May 9, 2019 13 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Wow, sick days. They really throw a wrench into things, don’t they? We’ve had more than a few of them this winter and we’re eagerly looking forward to a less germy spring. Books (and…

    March 13, 2019 11 Comments
  • baby proof: screen time.

    I avoid the the phrase screen time like the plague. I can’t fully articulate why it irks me so much, but I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that it’s so…

    March 6, 2019 113 Comments
  • a book advent calendar, continued.

    This is the second year that I’ve taken to wrapping up books we own and books we’ve borrowed and setting them on a shelf to open one by one through the month of December.…

    December 11, 2018 25 Comments
  • baby proof: kids’ clothes plain and simple.

    Last week, while eavesdropping for the public good, I overheard two parents of young children lamenting the dearth of simple kids’ clothes available. I came directly home, opened my browser, and pecked out the…

    July 17, 2018 112 Comments