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what happens at home, stays at home… unless I write about it here

diy baby clothesline: the hoarding starts now

There are many things I am uncertain about in this parenting venture but there is one thing I know for sure: I will never ever be able to get rid … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 24 Comments

the problem with our Babyletto crib, changer and chair

For the most part, we love the crib, changer and swivel chair we got for Ian’s nursery. They’re all made by Babyletto, which offers children’s furniture with just the kind … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 20 Comments

how to reason with a stink bug

In case you ever have an infestation* of stink bugs,** allow me to share some hard-earned wisdom with you. * Infestation consists of at least one sighting. ** Stink bugs, … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 20 Comments

why you should never make deviled eggs while tending to a very-awake infant

1. Boiling water: it is imperative that boiling water does not get on, in, or anywhere near your Very Awake Infant (V.A.I.). 2. It goes without saying that you are … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 24 Comments

what effect will all this food network have on my tiny child?

(image source) You’d never guess that I went ten whole years without watching television – on principal, isn’t that just precious? – because ever since our son was born three … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 10 Comments

laundry room button art

Our laundry room is a crying shame. It’s dingy, it’s messy, it favors function over style a thousand-fold. This didn’t used to bother me. After all, it’s just a laundry … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 18 Comments

taxi, please!

So the theme of Ian’s nursery has turned out to be Nature and City: this wasn’t intentional but this is how it evolved. And I suppose it’s not that surprising… … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 30 Comments

commemorative mushroom…commemo-shroom?

So my girls, Sara, Susan and Sandra, hosted a super-fun baby shower for me in the fall. It was a delightful affair complete with excellent food, adorable gifts and a … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

cold day, warm salad

A blizzard blew through, dumping about a foot of snow. Fortunately, our bookgroup was still going to meet – in fact, our gathering was fast approaching and we were all … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

magical mobile

In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day, I would like to share how much I heart this mobile we hung in Ian’s nursery. Rob picked it out on etsy. It’s by … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 23 Comments

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