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  • sourdough FAQ.

    The very best thing about James’s sourdough habit is that it’s his. It doesn’t involve me apart from the fact that most every week I can rely on there being a big old loaf of…

    March 20, 2017 53 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
  • baby proof: postpartum rest and recovery.

    Suffice to say, I’m not a medical professional. I’m not an OB or a midwife. I’m not a trained doula, or a lactation consultant. The two births I’ve witnessed have been my own. The…

    January 26, 2017 84 Comments
  • baby proof: updates.

    Greetings from a sleepy apartment. As I rest and recuperate and as we ease into life with two kiddos in the house, I thought it might be nice to let you know that I’ve been…

    January 17, 2017 21 Comments
  • gift guide: a charitable giving primer.

    Many people feel especially motivated to lend a helping hand around the holiday season and for some folks, that might mean taking a look at their coffers (or skill sets) to see who else they might…

    November 28, 2016 47 Comments
  • songs for peace and protest.

    As a kid, my parents regularly packed me and my sisters into our navy blue minivan and carted us to music festivals and outdoor concerts. We’d pack a picnic and spin in the grass…

    November 15, 2016 46 Comments
  • baby proof: pregnancy pampering.

    The word pampering gets used a lot when talking about pregnant people, especially in the lifestyle realm. And while part of the definition of the word is entirely apt—”to indulge with every attention, comfort, and…

    November 14, 2016 48 Comments
  • what will i tell my children?

    I am carrying a baby due to be born on January 20, 2017.  In the future, when my kids ask me what I did in the months and weeks and days leading up to…

    November 9, 2016 252 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    It’s been awhile since I put together an update of what books have been monopolizing bedtime at our house lately. Except that’s not totally accurate. These are books that have been monopolizing morningtime, naptime, bedtime,…

    November 7, 2016 25 Comments