• 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
  • westward.

    Yesterday we boarded a plane for the first time as a family of four and made our way to Seattle for a dear friend’s wedding and general gallivanting. (A million thanks for all of…

    April 26, 2017 21 Comments
  • a spring giveaway with bridge & burn.

    This giveaway is sponsored by Bridge & Burn, makers of classic apparel for men and women. In a week when we’re off traveling, to the Pacific Northwest of all places, it felt particularly fitting…

    April 25, 2017 44 Comments
  • habit shift: dinner outside.

    Spring is always pretty fitful around here. There are blazing hot summery days where it feels as if the whole of Brooklyn is trying to find shade under the same young trees in the park,…

    April 24, 2017 17 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. these daffodils. {never enough. thanks, grammy (and faye).} 2. this book. {for being a non-whackadoodle look at essential oils.} 3. this ice cube tray. {because for…

    April 21, 2017 17 Comments
  • 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 60 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
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this picnic basket. {and dinners outside.} 2. these “big kid” sandals. {and the still-tiny feet that go in them.} 3. these green shoots. {because we decided…

    April 14, 2017 10 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 50 Comments