family

  • out of office.

    Promise I’ll be back, soon. If you’d like, follow @readtealeaves for glimpses of our time away.…

    August 23, 2019 0 Comments
  • make-believe: glamping.

    At the end of August we’re packing up a borrowed car and heading up to Maine for a few nights of camping—Grammy, Grandpa, cousins, aunties, and uncles included. We’ll be a motley crew, but…

    July 31, 2019 7 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 45 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
  • things you can do today.

    I can’t stop thinking about this passage from Masha Gessen’s essay, The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps: We learn to think of history as something that has already happened, to other people. Our…

    June 25, 2019 29 Comments
  • baby proof: sun protection.

    My kids’ feet have sandal lines on them. Despite our efforts to keep them fairly well protected, it’s mid-June and their little feet (and mine) are already showing the effects of our sun-loving habits.…

    June 13, 2019 48 Comments
  • the purest sound.

    My little sister Devan got married this past weekend. She wore my mom’s wedding dress and flowers in her hair. I didn’t snap a single picture at the wedding itself, just these few shots…

    June 10, 2019 13 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sweet, silly, sensitive, caring, compassionate, and crafty fathers in…

    June 5, 2019 8 Comments
  • baby proof: simple birthday party recap.

    It’s one thing to plan for simplicity, it’s another to achieve it. Kind of. I’m increasingly convinced that while there are things beyond my —or anyone’s—control, that there’s something to be said for adapting…

    May 28, 2019 21 Comments