family

  • baby proof: gender reveal.

    It’s a human baby! In this, the 32nd week of my pregnancy, the gender of our baby is anyone’s guess, really. We do not know the sex of this baby growing daily in my…

    January 14, 2020 153 Comments
  • simple sustainable swaps for a new year.

    This post is sponsored by Grove Collaborative, an online marketplace committed to making it easier to find healthy and sustainable household essentials. For better or worse, I start every new year with a list…

    January 7, 2020 15 Comments
  • erin and kids in dumbo by james patrick casey

    new year, new superpower.

    For someone with a blog title that alludes to the ancient art of being able to see into the future, I regret to inform you that I’m terribly deficient in that department. I can…

    January 6, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #190: Gather around a table. It’s been a noticeably dark December. Not in the doom and gloom kind of way—though to be sure, there’s plenty of that to be found in the world…

    December 18, 2019 50 Comments
  • the gift of scrapbooking, now or later.

    This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising in celebration of their brand new The Stories We Tell Scrapbook Album. For someone who doesn’t like a lot of clutter but who does have a soft…

    November 26, 2019 6 Comments
  • baby proof: buy nothing baby.

    I know it’s the season to talk about gifts and buying them, and I’ve got plenty of thoughts on the subject forthcoming, but as I’m roundly (heh) in the need-to-pee-with-great-urgency-every-hour and wow-that-was-quite-a-sensation stage of…

    November 20, 2019 30 Comments
  • 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