chalk and heat and my big camera.

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last weekend the heat wave in our city was intense. and while this mama would have been more than happy sitting beside the air conditioning unit in our apartment for the majority of it, the heat does not slow these munchkins down. i was reminded of the book i read last year called there’s no such thing as bad weather, which mostly referenced the colder months as an example and how children thrive being in the great outdoors in rain or snow or any sort of weather– and how it really just comes down to the proper attire (usually)....

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making homemade ice cream in central park!

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let it be known if it isn’t known already that josh davis is really good at finding the fun stuff. like, when this thing showed up in the mail and i opened the box, i was all, “…what is this?!” he was so nonchalant about it… “oh right.” he said, “i ordered that…. it’s an ice cream maker inside a ball....

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summer at mohonk!

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today is my big photo dump from my big camera of all the photos we took during our time at mohonk mountain house during our family’s stay earlier this month! if you follow along on my instagram, you might have caught a lot of insta stories from our family’s trip (will anything ever top the snake video!?...

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a giveaway with sonnet james!

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way back in the summertime of 2013, when i was mothering a sweet little toddler named eleanor and a freshly faced baby samson who had just turned one,  i got an email from a fellow mama of two who lived on the opposite coast.  she had just wrapped up a successful kickstarter campaign focused on dresses she’d designed in the late hours of the night on the floor of her kitchen in palo alto....

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on weaning.

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two saturday’s ago, i started the bittersweet process of weaning my baby girls from breastfeeding. as i type this, i have cold cabbage leaves stuffed into my bra and a throbbing and painful chest that doesn’t seem to want to say goodbye to the milk it has worked so hard to produce over the past 13 months....

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