Kid’s Birthday Gift: Painting Kit

One of Quentin’s classmates is having a birthday party this weekend. Since it’s so early in the school year and we don’t know the interests of his new friend, Audrey, I wanted to get her something that wasn’t too specific. I think this Painting Kit is a great gender neutral gift, and works for almostContinue reading “Kid’s Birthday Gift: Painting Kit”

Rainbow Halloween

Our Halloween decorations are up! One day I hope to own a home with a beautiful fireplace and a mantle I can decorate for every holiday, but while we live in our little East River apartment, the kitchen table works just fine as my decorating home base. For Halloween this year I wanted to doContinue reading “Rainbow Halloween”

Kid’s Room Makeover

It’s been a few years since I’ve been out of school, but I haven’t stopped feeling like I’m running on a school schedule. After I graduated, my husband and I moved to a college town in New Jersey, so the years still felt regimented by fall and spring semesters. Now my son is starting kindergarten,Continue reading “Kid’s Room Makeover”

Back To School Teacher Gift: School Survival Kit

Growing up I was the eldest of three. My mother stayed home to raise us, and my parents were resourceful and shrewd enough to make a single-income work. As a stay-at-home mom, she was just the sort of mother for the job. Patient, optimistic, nurturing, creative; arts-n-crafts at the kitchen table, trips to the park,Continue reading “Back To School Teacher Gift: School Survival Kit”

Popsicle Stick Wreath

It’s back to school season, and this year is special for our family because our five year old is starting Kindergarten! He’s been in daycare since he was two years old and graduated from Pre-K this past June, so I should be used to sending him off into the world. I’m not! Kindergarten feels different.Continue reading “Popsicle Stick Wreath”