sustainability

  • simple stuff: bottles & caps.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    April 19, 2017 56 Comments
  • earth day, two ways.

    I appreciate the idea that Earth Day should be every day, but as the official holiday approaches on April 22, this year I’m trying to do my part not to dismiss the celebration as a…

    April 17, 2017 17 Comments
  • baby proof: pumping.

    I’ve resisted writing this post for nearly three years. I mean, who wants to pump in the first place, let alone take a microscope to the subject and write about it?  I’ll begin with…

    April 12, 2017 49 Comments
  • simple stuff: clips and clamps.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    April 5, 2017 40 Comments
  • spring cleaning, two ways.

    Spring is here, even if it hasn’t quite gotten the memo that that might mean bringing warmer temperatures along with it. (I walked to to work with my socks off last week and nearly froze…

    March 27, 2017 31 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sweatshirts

    The ultimate minimalist wardrobe trick? Feeling comfortable in your own skin, er, sweatshirt. I’ve said before that the biggest indicator of whether something is going to have staying power in my wardrobe is its…

    March 21, 2017 41 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
  • make-believe: springtime

     The past week or two has felt like something of a make-believe spring in Brooklyn. We’ve had unseasonably warm days flanked by seasonably chilly ones. Bodegas are filled with daffodil blooms, tree pits are…

    March 1, 2017 16 Comments
  • cloth diapering with diaperkind.

    This post is sponsored by Diaperkind, an online shop and cloth diaper service for New York City.My name is Erin, and I’m a cloth diaper enthusiast. Promise, I’m not a weirdo. I’m not going to…

    February 22, 2017 88 Comments
  • self-care, two ways.

    It’s February in the year 2017 and if ever there was a time for acknowledging that we need to be gentle with ourselves, it seems this is it. Self-care is having a moment, you…

    February 6, 2017 21 Comments