family

  • french yogurt cake.

    My current favorite part of the week comes when we get an emailed summary detailing how Faye spent the morning at school. Accompanying photographs include messy haired kids with socks hanging halfway off chubby…

    March 7, 2018 27 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    A self-portrait from a week-day afternoon. And this: Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind You’re tethered to another and you’re worried all the time You always know the melody but…

    February 26, 2018 34 Comments
  • make your own: calendula salve.

    For all of its loveliness, January is a month in New York that requires some amount of defending against. To fend off the cold we need extra layers of wool. To combat the blues…

    January 8, 2018 42 Comments
  • stocking stuffers.

    James and I will be celebrating Christmas morning in our own apartment for the very first time this year and I’m so excited to have the chance to recreate some of my favorite childhood…

    December 19, 2017 62 Comments
  • a book advent calendar.

    We’ll be stringing up our clutter-free advent calendar (and filling it with festive (and activist) activities for the holiday season) again this year, but with so many whisperings from folks we know planning picture book advent…

    November 30, 2017 47 Comments
  • choosing a holiday card with artifact uprising.

    This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising, encouraging folks to “give the gift of photographs.” For the past several years, we’ve sent Artifact Uprising holiday photo cards. This season, Artifact Uprising has more than eighty…

    November 28, 2017 40 Comments
  • 25 simple gifts under $25, for kids.

    It sounds obvious, but I feel like it bears repeating at this time of year that there’s no admission price to the holidays. It’s lovely to give a heartfelt gift at this time of…

    November 27, 2017 47 Comments
  • beeswax-dipped leaves.

    We dipped colorful leaves in melted beeswax this weekend. Faye took her Halloween costume for a test-drive, I snapped a few photos, neither one of us upended the pot of liquid wax.  Here’s a…

    October 23, 2017 13 Comments
  • zero-waste halloween.

    We recycled Faye’s red ladybug in March. Five months post-Halloween and she was ready, so we removed the sparkly ribbon, folded the cardboard shell in two, and popped it into our recycle bin. Over the summer,…

    October 17, 2017 20 Comments