wellness

  • natural beauty: on my face, recently.

    It took me until I was past thirty to find a regular hair stylist. Before that, I’d hop around from place to place, partially because I moved so much in my twenties, partially because…

    November 13, 2019 49 Comments
  • on being selfish.

    Faye has been telling me lately when she’s feeling selfish. By which, I’ve gathered, she means she’s feeling like she wants some quiet time alone. Or, some quiet time together. Time to snuggle up…

    October 10, 2019 30 Comments
  • baby proof: announcing a pregnancy.

    I’m fifteen weeks pregnant with my third child, which is not something I ever imagined I’d be writing here. Things are going more or less as well as expected for a very unexpected pregnancy,…

    September 18, 2019 87 Comments
  • to do list: summer’s last gasp.

    I’m slowly getting wise to the fact that the first week or two of September has become something of a moving target around here, both work-wise and kid-wise. There are new routines, earlier wake-ups,…

    September 12, 2019 7 Comments
  • natural beauty: herbal foot soak.

    There are more noble pursuits than sloughing dead skin from your heels and ensuring that your chipping pedicure doesn’t see the light of day for one for one more minute, but I’m here to…

    August 14, 2019 8 Comments
  • make your own: sand removing powder.

    This summer I’m packing a secret potion in my tote in the form of cornstarch. Not cornstarch and anything, just cornstarch plain and simple for getting sand out from between toes (and other bodily…

    July 15, 2019 11 Comments
  • make-believe: the living is easy.

    Our kids’ last day of school isn’t officially until next week, but we’ve had a week of celebrating in anticipation of the eventual summertime freedom and school has been slowly grinding to a halt.…

    June 19, 2019 3 Comments
  • 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 48 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