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  • 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
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: t-shirts.

    For the past three years, I’ve resisted buying new t-shirts. I love t-shirts. In fact, there’s not really a clothing item that I love more than a classic cotton t-shirt. I like the comfort…

    May 30, 2019 24 Comments
  • make-believe: out all day.

    We’ve officially entered the season when I try to spend as many hours as humanly possible in the great outdoors. And since I live in a city, that means lingering on the streets, the…

    May 21, 2019 0 Comments
  • gift guide: mother’s day.

    For anyone looking to give the mothers in their lives a little something special on Mother’s Day, this year as every year, here are a few ideas for the adventurous, thrill-seeking, tech-savvy, gadget-loving, handy,…

    May 2, 2019 21 Comments
  • make-believe: dinner party.

    On my mind lately, hosting a dinner party for my friends in our tiny apartment without needing to also account for snoozing kids on the other side of a closed door (to say nothing…

    April 30, 2019 6 Comments
  • Woman of Color, a Giveaway.

    It’s a special kind of thrill to have a book written by a dear friend sitting on my nightstand. A book, as I’ve said, isn’t so different than a baby. There’s the waiting and…

    April 4, 2019 2 Comments
  • make-believe: spring planting.

    The daffodil and crocus bulbs that Faye planted on a whim last fall have sprouted, but they seem stunted. Not enough sunlight on our stoop, maybe. Or too much snow for a narrow window…

    March 27, 2019 8 Comments
  • on shoe repair.

    I sewed up two holes in my sneakers this week. I’ve been watching online videos of sped-up mending. Lots of them. The clips track needles bearing colorful embroidery thread, diving below the surface of…

    March 7, 2019 5 Comments
  • make-believe: working from home.

    I have every intention of showering immediately upon waking and getting fully dressed before sitting down to work in the morning. But on days when I’m not the parent doing the school drop-off, I’m…

    February 27, 2019 7 Comments