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  • simple stuff: beach toys.

    SOS. SEND OUR SHOVELS. By all accounts, we have not had a terribly spendy summer. Staying almost entirely out of the city means that the usual slow-drip from our wallets directly into those of…

    August 17, 2023
  • small improvements: tiny parts storage.

    Q: Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life? A: To sort plastic beads into tiny plastic drawers. I hate the stranglehold that clear plastic storage solutions…

    June 15, 2023 19 Comments
  • make your own: recycled potholders.

    Recycled legging leg potholders is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s what these are. In the case that any of you have offspring like mine, you’ll be familiar with the astonishingly short life…

    April 6, 2022 17 Comments
  • things i will do in april.

    Yesterday we went to skip inside a gigantic balloon made from used plastic bags. We walked along a soggy Highline afterward. We split chocolate chip cookies and showed off our jumping skills for patient…

    April 4, 2022 10 Comments
  • 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 46 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 27 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