• giving: guidelines, gatekeeping, and gratitude.

    In today’s New York Times Parenting Newsletter, Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled, says regarding gift giving that “It’s sort of hopeless to try to control the relatives. So forget that.” Control…

    November 27, 2019 38 Comments
  • the gift of scrapbooking, now or later.

    This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising in celebration of their brand new The Stories We Tell Scrapbook Album. For someone who doesn’t like a lot of clutter but who does have a soft…

    November 26, 2019 6 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this eucalyptus. {and the farmer’s market in general} 2. this little work in progress. {and always, those little hands.} 3. this tissue box cover. {because some weeks, you just need a box of…

    November 22, 2019 4 Comments
  • baby proof: buy nothing baby.

    I know it’s the season to talk about gifts and buying them, and I’ve got plenty of thoughts on the subject forthcoming, but as I’m roundly (heh) in the need-to-pee-with-great-urgency-every-hour and wow-that-was-quite-a-sensation stage of…

    November 20, 2019 30 Comments
  • make-believe: non-toxic masculinity.

    What sounds better than a fall afternoon spent hiking through fallen leaves, baking fresh bread, and sitting by the fire with a hot cup of espresso and a good book. For men—or anyone—here’s a…

    November 18, 2019 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these prunes. {because pregnancy is no joke and i’m not here to sugarcoat it.} 2. this projector. {a birthday present for james (and all of us). for family movie nights et cetera.} 3.…

    November 15, 2019 33 Comments
  • 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
  • make your own: trivet.

    We’re notoriously rough on our tables around here. Sometimes-work surface, sometimes-dining table, sometimes-roof for weekend forts, the tables in our apartment see a lot of use. And while I couldn’t be more excited to…

    November 11, 2019 11 Comments