family

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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