adventure

  • adventures in urban gardening.

    Okay, I did ask for permission. But taking over my building’s gardens still feels just a little bit like going rogue. They don’t belong to me, after all.  I’ve been fussing with these two…

    June 11, 2013 11 Comments
  • an island adventure.

    today james and i are headed out on a little adventure. since i’ve started working at the restaurant, weekends aren’t exactly what they used to be, and we thought we both needed a little…

    June 2, 2009 16 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
  • 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
  • spring things with tradlands.

    This post is sponsored by Tradlands, a favorite source for ethically made essentials for modern women. Hello! Hi. It’s springtime. (So says the calendar.) I’ve been coaxing things along with a little indoor and outdoor bulb…

    April 4, 2017 19 Comments
  • baby proof: bedtime stories lately.

    We’re in a bit of a throwback stage with our picture books at the moment. Faye’s been delighting in the vintage selections on the shelf in her room, with special preference given to the…

    April 3, 2017 38 Comments
  • make-believe: sledding.

    In a one-bedroom apartment, at the tippy top of the stairs of an old brownstone, smack in the middle of a very large city, a sled is not a very practical thing to keep…

    December 14, 2016 29 Comments
  • simple matters 11: suzie ryu.

    Suzie Ryu | Trollhagen & Co.I’ve been following Suzie on Instagram for years now. Catching glimpses of the progress she and her husband have made on the historic schoolhouse they’re renovating in upstate New…

    December 7, 2016 14 Comments
  • simple matters 10: maureen bleeker paal.

    Maureen Beeker Paal | The Moksi CollectiveI first met Maureen when we bumped into each other on the street here in Brooklyn. She mentioned that she was a reader of my blog and mentioned…

    November 30, 2016 18 Comments
  • simple matters 09: sarah waldman

    Sarah Waldman | Food WriterSarah Waldman is a food writer and recipe developer who lives on the New England island of Martha’s Vineyard with her husband and two children. She shares her thoughts on…

    November 16, 2016 15 Comments