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  • artifact uprising: a giveaway

    Growing up, from early December through the New Year, I’d throw elbows to be the first of my sisters to get to the mail box and rifle through the holiday cards. The envelopes were…

    November 24, 2014 42 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #113: Get cloth napkins you’ll love over more practical ones.My friend Rachel is getting married. She wants to put white napkins on her wedding registry. Practicality and a mother’s loving opinion say get…

    October 15, 2014 20 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #111: When it comes to furnishing, emulate Goldilocks.If there’s one thing that internet publishing isn’t terribly good at showing, it’s slow growth.We’re used to seeing befores and afters, but in these portrayals of…

    October 8, 2014 7 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #110: Undress your work supplies, consider dedicated storage solutions. Because I haven’t tackled a reader query in a while, here’s one that I receive a version of every month or so, and I’m afraid…

    September 24, 2014 10 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #109: Channel the nuns.Or Fraulein Maria.My point is: have less, don’t worry about the bathroom tile.Remember that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria skips down the poplar-lined lane, swinging her one…

    September 17, 2014 62 Comments
  • make your own: baby gym.

    A baby gym falls into the category of baby products that I didn’t really understand pre-baby. The point it now seems is to give your tiny being something to look at, paw after, practice…

    August 18, 2014 21 Comments
  • make your own: deodorizing disks.

    Deodorizing disks. There’s a romantic name. Sexy, even.No matter. We’re going for effectiveness not romance and that’s the name that best fits these hard-working little suckers. When it comes to keeping a diaper pail…

    August 11, 2014 28 Comments
  • coping skills.

    Oh, the difference a day makes. Yesterday when we kissed goodbye (read: I squealed annoyedly from the shower as James left the apartment door to hang wide open while he put on his snow…

    February 4, 2014 32 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #73: Embrace your crazy corners. It’s possible that I should be the last person on the planet to recommend such a thing. Truth be told, there are a few corners in this apartment…

    July 24, 2013 17 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #72: Employ icy footrests. Post related to the summer heat #2,348. The evenings around here lately have been a marathon of foot propping. If my feet swell this much from the heat, I’m…

    July 17, 2013 17 Comments