family

  • make your own: glow-in-the-dark stars.

    Adding glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling above your bed feels like something of a childhood rite of passage. Faye has been begging to take the leap for weeks, but I felt reluctant to buy…

    March 22, 2021 11 Comments
  • new year, new tree.

    James gave me an olive tree for Christmas. A peace offering, maybe. Or an assurance that despite the wreck of a year that we’ve had, we can care for something together and watch it…

    January 4, 2021 16 Comments
  • be back soon!

    The quickest note from under boxes and dust bunnies and half-finished projects to say, we’re moving! Back to regularly scheduled programming ASAP.…

    August 28, 2020 13 Comments
  • make your own: indoor basketball hoop.

    I made an indoor basketball hoop. File that under Things I didn’t Think I’d Be Doing This Spring. I wasn’t sure I’d write about it because it’s cobbled together from things we had at…

    May 4, 2020 8 Comments
  • make your own: kid art envelopes.

    I’ll hazard the guess that many parents of young children have seen their homes transform into artist studios in the past few weeks. The artists currently occupying my apartment are extraordinarily prolific (and very…

    April 7, 2020 10 Comments
  • stories and art in uncertain times.

    Today is the first official day of distance learning for New York City Public Schools and for schools across the country. James and I have sketched out a schedule as instructed by Faye’s kindergarten…

    March 23, 2020 11 Comments
  • baby proof: newborn essentials, revisited.

    Last week, as I tend to do regularly and especially anytime I’m feeling stressed, I spent some time rearranging our linen closet. This time, instead of only folding pillowcases into neat rectangles, I also…

    January 29, 2020 43 Comments
  • 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 162 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