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  • things you can do today.

    It is easy to be decent to speechless things. To hang houses for the purple martins To nest in. To bed down the horses under The great white wing of the year’s first snow.…

    June 19, 2018 18 Comments
  • lead paint, a brief primer.

    On my first morning of the fifth grade, I got dressed for school from the comfort of a campground. My three sisters and I, along with our mom, had spent the summer living with…

    June 18, 2018 17 Comments
  • gift guide: father’s day.

    For anyone looking ahead to giving the fathers in their lives a little something special on Father’s Day this year, here are a few ideas for the sweet, silly, sensitive, caring, compassionate, and crafty fathers in…

    June 7, 2018 9 Comments
  • make/do: for earth day.

    Becoming a parent has made me realize just how much of young childhood is centered around the seasons and celebrating them. (Thank goodness.) Of course, celebrating seasonal change was already very much my bag,…

    April 18, 2018 22 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    Curious Silas and an excerpt from the loveliest springtime poem, in honor of National Poetry Month: Every few minutes, he wants to march the trail of flattened rye grass back to the house of…

    April 5, 2018 11 Comments
  • baby proof: kid art.

    If you’re very lucky and you have a small child living in your midst, your home will soon be overrun by their masterpieces. Crinkled chef-d’oeuvres come home from school or playdates or are created…

    April 4, 2018 39 Comments
  • french yogurt cake.

    My current favorite part of the week comes when we get an emailed summary detailing how Faye spent the morning at school. Accompanying photographs include messy haired kids with socks hanging halfway off chubby…

    March 7, 2018 27 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    A self-portrait from a week-day afternoon. And this: Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind You’re tethered to another and you’re worried all the time You always know the melody but…

    February 26, 2018 34 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