baby proof

  • baby proof: bundling, part ii.

    I wrote about wintry bundling layers when Faye was 18 months old, but now that she’s nearing the three and three quarters mark and I’m in the middle of the second winter spent bundling…

    February 21, 2018 22 Comments
  • make/do: for new parents.

     + Flowers: Pluck them from your own garden, send them from afar via a florist, make it a posey or a spray for the mantle, don’t worry that it seems cliché. It will be…

    January 25, 2018 25 Comments
  • make your own: calendula salve.

    For all of its loveliness, January is a month in New York that requires some amount of defending against. To fend off the cold we need extra layers of wool. To combat the blues…

    January 8, 2018 40 Comments
  • a book advent calendar.

    We’ll be stringing up our clutter-free advent calendar (and filling it with festive (and activist) activities for the holiday season) again this year, but with so many whisperings from folks we know planning picture book advent…

    November 30, 2017 47 Comments
  • 25 simple gifts under $25, for kids.

    It sounds obvious, but I feel like it bears repeating at this time of year that there’s no admission price to the holidays. It’s lovely to give a heartfelt gift at this time of…

    November 27, 2017 47 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories by native authors.

    In celebration of Native American Heritage Month and in anticipation of Thanksgiving, here’s a short list of favorite children’s books by Native authors and illustrators that we’ve been enjoying in our family lately. I’m…

    November 13, 2017 33 Comments
  • baby proof: baby proofing.

    We’re in it. That mildly mind-wrecking moment when the tiniest human among us is making daily work of investigating every nook and cranny in our apartment and identifying for us yet another potentially hazardous corner…

    October 4, 2017 33 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    Well, we finally did it. We outgrew the shelf space we’d allotted in our tiny apartment for picture books. Too many good books, I guess. (Too many people who love us and know that I’d prefer…

    September 20, 2017 23 Comments
  • baby proof: starting solids.

    The air is getting cooler, which means that tomatoes are still at the farmers’ market, but instead of cozying up next to ears of corn, they’re sidled up next to apples which are crisp and…

    September 7, 2017 25 Comments