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toys

  • giving: a clay vessel.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 4, 2019 10 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.

    five little things that made my week.  1. these little buddies. {both of them.} 2. this square chalk. {for getting endless use this week.} 3. this trio of pens. {because i finally remembered to bring…

    July 28, 2017 4 Comments
  • simple matters 07: jessica lewis stevens.

    Jessica Lewis Stevens | Sugarhouse WorkshopI don’t remember when I first stumbled upon the magical woodland scenes that fill up the instagram account of Jessica Lewis Stevens, but I remember being immediately captivated. Hers…

    October 26, 2016 41 Comments
  • baby proof: toy storage.

    We’re not big on toys in our family. We hate fun, is the reason. Just kidding! We love fun, we just don’t have a ton of toys! If you’re after a more general toy…

    September 20, 2016 37 Comments
  • baby proof: gracious gifts.

    We’ve passed the halfway point of January. The last of the holiday decorations have likely been put away, any lingering pine needles have been swept up. If you’re like me, you’ve moved on to…

    January 19, 2016 61 Comments
  • holiday gifts for kids, two ways.

    In the same spirit as the grown-up version of this year’s gift guide, here are a few ideas for gifts for kiddos (mostly in the toddler set, because, well, write what you know, and…

    December 3, 2015 9 Comments
  • baby proof: road tripping.

    The obvious is that city-babe Faye isn’t super used to travel by car. We don’t own a car, and we don’t even own our own car seat—though since Cait and family made the move…

    August 3, 2015 17 Comments
  • baby proof: toys.

    We keep Faye’s toys in an old wine crate that we slide underneath the couch.It’s funny how becoming a parent changes the composition of things. The box used to be a catchall for our…

    March 10, 2015 36 Comments