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parenting

  • baby proof: newborn essentials, revisited.

    Last week, as I tend to do regularly and especially anytime I’m feeling stressed, I spent some time rearranging our linen closet. This time, instead of only folding pillowcases into neat rectangles, I also…

    January 29, 2020 43 Comments
  • 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 41 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
  • mother’s day reconsidered.

    I’ll take breakfast in bed with an extra-large helping of revolution, please. In anticipation of Mother’s Day this weekend, here are a few things I’ve listened to, or read, or heard about lately that…

    May 9, 2019 13 Comments
  • simple matters 15: ashley may.

    ASHLEY MAY | CHASING WILD ONES Ashley May is an independent educational consultant living with her husband and two little boys in Los Angeles, California. Her Instagram feed is filled with glimpses of her…

    December 18, 2018 13 Comments
  • habit shift: morning people.

    I’m a morning person. A slow, leisurely kind of morning person. A morning person who doesn’t want to be rushed out of bed. I’ll pad to the bathroom bright and early, but my goodness,…

    September 5, 2018 19 Comments
  • make-believe: sleep in.

    While sitting half asleep trying to take but a single solitary sip of morning coffee this morning, I allowed my mind to wander. What would it be like to wake up to a quiet…

    August 15, 2018 8 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    A self-portrait from a week-day afternoon. And this: Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind You’re tethered to another and you’re worried all the time You always know the melody but…

    February 26, 2018 34 Comments
  • act: a day without a woman.

    “No paid or unpaid labor.“I rolled the sentence around in my brain for a good week before determining that if I was going to participate in the women’s strike, so was James.Here’s the riddle:…

    March 7, 2017 41 Comments