• baby proof: involving kids in activism.

    Last Friday night, our beloved next door neighbors accidentally locked themselves out of their apartment on their way to dinner and so they knocked on our door at bedtime to get the spare key…

    September 26, 2019 17 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #188: Take it one day (and one person) at a time. In case you missed the news, we’re expecting a new arrival to our family this spring. What was once two, then three,…

    September 23, 2019 72 Comments
  • make your own: braided belt.

    A few weeks ago, over coffee at our favorite place to catch up and brainstorm ideas, I told Rose that underneath my flowing gown of a dress there was a very unexpected and very…

    September 19, 2019 0 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 82 Comments
  • make-believe: climate strike.

    A crane kite for remembering our feathered friends. Colorful sneaks for marching in. Someone special for keeping company. A little box for taking along some sustenance. A little pack for keeping everything wrangled. A…

    September 16, 2019 35 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these pajamas. {and the few nights you could almost call cool}. 2. this cheerful pencil and pad. {a sweet gift just right for a newly minted kindergartener (and her admiring sidekick).} 3. taller…

    September 13, 2019 7 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
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 187: Know your colors. Lots of people come into my space, or catch glimpses of it online, and what they see is not color, but its absence. It’s true, there’s no riot…

    September 9, 2019 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these petri dishes. {not for bacteria only.} 2. these mittens. {a gift from misha & puff to celebrate their fall launch.} 3. these other-worldly pods. {for inspiring a laugh.} 4. this book. {more…

    September 6, 2019 11 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    September After the flare of the match strike, we’re off. I tryto stop to wave, “bye.” by Adriana Stimola…

    September 5, 2019 2 Comments