family

  • 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
  • baby proof: simple birthday parties.

    At the time of writing my fingernails are yellowed from the turmeric I used to dye cotton ribbons for my very-nearly-five-year-old’s birthday party. If it sounds like the stuff of an over-achieving do-gooder on…

    May 23, 2019 48 Comments
  • simple stuff: bunk beds.

    Per yesterday’s post regarding sleeping arrangements, here’s a small round up of bunk beds that I’ve been admiring. As I’ve begun to wrap my mind around welcoming a sky-high bed into our small apartment,…

    May 16, 2019 36 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    Dinghy floating on top of its oceanliner, the way we must look like adult and pupsea lions, beached and snoozing, or elsean asp on a heat rock, or a couple of grubs,you on me…

    May 13, 2019 3 Comments
  • mother’s day reconsidered.

    I’ll take breakfast in bed with an extra-large helping of revolution, please. In anticipation of Mother’s Day this weekend, here are a few things I’ve listened to, or read, or heard about lately that…

    May 9, 2019 13 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    When, at the end, the children wanted to add glitter to their valentines, I said no. I said nope, no, no glitter, and then, when they started to fuss, I found myself saying something…

    March 18, 2019 5 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Wow, sick days. They really throw a wrench into things, don’t they? We’ve had more than a few of them this winter and we’re eagerly looking forward to a less germy spring. Books (and…

    March 13, 2019 11 Comments