family

  • make-believe: building sandcastles.

    When the truly hot weather hits (and it has), sometimes the only thing to do is brave the long subway ride to the beach. We’re dreaming up a breezy little Father’s Day trip oceanside. The…

    June 15, 2017 8 Comments
  • make your own: chamomile tea.

    We’ve been reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit on repeat for the past month. At bedtime, at lunchtime, at bath time, during bathroom visits where a bit more time and bit more relaxation is…

    June 6, 2017 13 Comments
  • a family photo album with artifact uprising.

    This post is sponsored by Artifact Uprising, “inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible.” There are two large photo albums in my mom and dad’s house. They’re navy blue with gold foil along the…

    June 1, 2017 23 Comments
  • bedtime rituals with hanna andersson.

    This post is sponsored by Hanna Andersson, maker of some of our family’s favorite organic cotton pajamas. Bedtime is my favorite time of day with my family. I don’t say that only because I’m…

    May 16, 2017 24 Comments
  • out and about: seattle.

    Our journey to Seattle was made primarily for the very special occasion of our friends’ wedding. James was a groomsman and so while we explored as much as we were able, there were suit fittings…

    May 10, 2017 10 Comments
  • tips for trip planning.

    First you should know that you’re getting advice on trip planning from someone who has a verified case of FOTP. (That’s Fear of Trip Planning, and no, it’s not actually a thing, it’s just something…

    May 8, 2017 35 Comments
  • mother's day gift guide | reading my tea leaves

    gift guide: mother’s day.

    For anyone looking to give the mothers in their lives a little something special on Mother’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the adventurous, thrill-seeking, tech-savvy, gadget-loving, handy, all-around brilliant and…

    May 4, 2017 19 Comments
  • eco-friendly family travel tips.

    Directly on the heels of our trip to Seattle, here are a few tips for eco-friendly travel as a family. Air travel, of course, isn’t without significant impact on the environment, but there’s lots…

    May 3, 2017 33 Comments