sustainability

  • baby proof: sun protection.

    My kids’ feet have sandal lines on them. Despite our efforts to keep them fairly well protected, it’s mid-June and their little feet (and mine) are already showing the effects of our sun-loving habits.…

    June 13, 2019 47 Comments
  • 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
  • habit shift: buy nothing.

    In Brooklyn, a stoop is not just a noun, but also a verb. To “stoop” something is colloquially understood to mean the act of setting something out on a stoop, or sidewalk, with the…

    June 3, 2019 36 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 25 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
  • 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
  • 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