Sorrow // The surprising emotion of parenthood

Recently my friend asked if I hated Lewie's future wife. Yes, was my first response. But after a little consideration, no--it's not some future person that I dread, especially if that someone truly loves my child, it is the inevitable passage of time that I dread. With every new and wondrous stage means the loss … Continue reading Sorrow // The surprising emotion of parenthood

Never-ending summer // Thoughts on outdoor childcare

Summer is here. So starts the long, hot days that leave me feeling nostalgic about my childhood. I spent the majority of the calendar year in school, yet it is in the summers where my most vidid childhood memories live. Summers catching fireflies, building play-forts, taking cardboards sleds down hills--all basically unsupervised. Every summer my … Continue reading Never-ending summer // Thoughts on outdoor childcare

Sustainable children’s toys on Amazon // Hello 2-day shipping!

In my ideal world, I buy everything in breezy outdoor markets and quaint mom-and-pop shops. But the truth is that most of my shopping is actually done on Amazon while sitting in my unmade bed. And while this reality of shopping is  unromantic, the selection is pretty incomparable, including sustainable and fair-trade toys. So until … Continue reading Sustainable children’s toys on Amazon // Hello 2-day shipping!