I’m a little behind in posting this, but I have so thoroughly enjoyed this dress this fall, I thought I had better get it up anyway!
It all started with some delicious Robert Kaufman mammoth flannels we brought in to Spool & Spindle. Thick, yarn-dyed, brushed on […]
It has been almost a year since I last wrote in this space, and I am feeling more than just a little sheepish. I think back to the end of August last year, and it seems a world away. I was 8 months pregnant, had just submitted my PhD dissertation, and was preparing for my […]
I received a couple of wee hand-me-down Engel wool shirts and a wool diaper cover from a friend of mine for the new babe.
I ought to take a step back here and say that we are preparing to welcome another babe to our family, a sibling for Maus and Cub, towards the […]
Since Maus first became aware of Barbie, she has known that her mother will not have Barbie in the home. At some point last year Barbie appeared at her grandparents house, and Maus is able to play with her there, but she doesn’t come home. We had Barbie under control I thought, the Barbie-boundaries were […]
I’ve been using more natural deodorant for a few years now, but until a few months ago I had still been using stick deodorants commonly available in health food stores. I had been planning on trying out some homemade deodorant recipes, and then, just before Christmas, I found an interesting deodorant at a local natural […]
We’ve just had a very wet week-end here. But a little rain wasn’t going to keep anyone inside, and so while I sat down to edit another thesis chapter, Papa took Maus and Cub out for a rainy day adventure.
There are plenty of resources online for how to keep kids busy outside in the rain. […]
I made a sweater for Maus just before she was 2. It was the Little Hoodlum pattern by Julia Stanfield. That little golden yellow hoodie was worn all the time by Maus, and was then passed on to C, who still wears it just as much as she […]
Maus is at an age where she is really starting to get into having chapter books read to her. Although she still likes to look at the occasional picture, she’s able to sit and listen to a story for much longer. This is wonderful! But it also presents the problem of finding books that are […]
We have a small house, and most storage spaces do double duty. We don’t really have a designated “cleaning cupboard” in which we can keep (hide) all our cleaning supplies. Some are stuffed under the kitchen sink, some under the bathroom sink, and some in the “linen” closet (which itself is currently a repository for […]
Running through a part of the city, and not very far from our home, is an old rail line that has ben converted to a paved walking and biking trail. Sometime around the middle of December the city was doing some trail maintenance, cutting back trees and bushes that they deemed were growing too close […]
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