Category Archives: Parenting

Garden Hopscotch and Games

Like most 5-year-olds, our daughter (can I still call her the Babylady?) loves to move. Bounce. Run. Dance. Swim. Climb.  It doesn’t really seem to matter what she is doing, the girl basically loves to move and be active in … Continue reading

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On Writing: a Daughter, a Chicken, and an Egg.

Recently I took a class at The Pantry on Food Writing with Sara Dickerman. I am not a food writer and I don’t write directly about food per se.  But I enjoy writing and write about things related to food so I thought … Continue reading

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Our School Garden: A Book Review (and Some Thoughts on Anti-bias in Kids’ Books)

Before I dig into the book Our School Garden, I want to make sure you know about Readers to Eaters.  I met founders and partners Philip and June Jo Lee last summer at an event for the Community Alliance for … Continue reading

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Getting Artsy with Kids and IKEA: A Compact Art Studio

I’ve mentioned before that our house is pretty small according today’s standards.  Spaces need to do double-duty.  For instance, we have a room that is about 8′ by 10′ and it serves as my office, the Ladyfriend’s closet, and the … Continue reading

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Cook it 2012: (On How Not to) Make Butter

This is where I should remind you that you shouldn’t necessarily do as I do.  Making butter, for example. Easy enough, right? Last year  Tigress made it look so easy. So simple. And so damn beautiful! Really…could butter be more gorgeous? … Continue reading

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