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  • baby proof: meals my kids have eaten.

    By roughest estimation, the total number of meals I’ve fed my children to date is somewhere around 8,000. It’s a ridiculous number and surely a faulty calculation, not least of all because it fails…

    September 23, 2021 37 Comments
  • make your own: swedish roller shades.

    Just in time for the dog days of summer, I finished the window treatments I set out to have finished before the summer solstice. As my dad would say: that’s life in the big…

    August 11, 2021 34 Comments
  • christainia family bike

    family bike FAQs.

    After years of idly daydreaming about ferrying our family around on a cargo bike, last summer we chanced our way into actually owning one. We were up early one morning, groggily grousing about our…

    May 5, 2021 26 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these seed packets. {and alyson for choosing them.} 2. these eggs. {and getting to devil them.} 3. these shoots. {for popping up.} 4. this detritus. {because i can’t keep track of the abandoned…

    April 2, 2021 6 Comments
  • make your own: glow-in-the-dark stars.

    Adding glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling above your bed feels like something of a childhood rite of passage. Faye has been begging to take the leap for weeks, but I felt reluctant to buy…

    March 22, 2021 12 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this soap. {for smelling so good and for matching the bathroom.} 2. these candle nubs. {and burning them.} 3. this happy accident. {that maybe wasn’t an accident at all.} 4. these reeds. {and…

    November 20, 2020 7 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. these wax markers. {for being so! great.} 2. this new shade for our night light. {for being just the little change we needed.} 3. this jar of baking soda. {freshly filled up.} 4.…

    May 22, 2020 16 Comments
  • make your own: kid art envelopes.

    I’ll hazard the guess that many parents of young children have seen their homes transform into artist studios in the past few weeks. The artists currently occupying my apartment are extraordinarily prolific (and very…

    April 7, 2020 10 Comments