After discovering that I could be making thousands of dollars just by taking a photo of a friend wearing flippers on a horse, I have decided I should start selling Finn’s art work. Student loan debt be damned.
“Traveling Polar Bear”
“Kandinsky + Warhol Love Child”
➕ WINNERS HAVE BEEN CROWNED ➕ The winners of two signed copies of The Danish Way of Parenting were drawn this morning, all the way away in Rome, Italy. Congratulations to @yesteacher (Instagram) and Lauren Gordon (Facebook entry). I will be in touch shortly! Thank you to everyone who entered!!
When we brought Jules home from the hospital, things at home looked strange. My mother was staying with us and she had tidied areas of the house I hadn’t touched for a year. Also, Finn’s vocabulary had increased and he was somehow more well behaved. But the most profound change […]
Twice a day, once at around sunrise and once around sunset, the tide goes out on the Brewster flats and this happens. People walk out to explore the sandy banks, collecting razor clams and shells and the smoothest tumbled stones and other treasures from the sea. For a few hours, […]
While I wouldn’t necessarily suggest living on Cape Cod in winter with kids… visiting in summer? Definitely. Brewster is probably my favorite town on the Cape. We got married in Brewster, in a cute little church that Rob’s grandmother built. (Well, she didn’t build it. She had it built. She […]
Hello again! I know it’s been a while. It’s the whole newborn baby thing.
Some stuff that’s been going on lately:
Baby Jules is packing on the grams. His month long feeding frenzy broke last night when he went FOUR HOURS without nursing! That’s a win in my book. And his name […]
‘WINTER STUDY’ – Natural Elements on Construction Paper
This is a selection of the winter offerings brought in from the yard by Finn and Bennett. Care of the Thompson Gallery.
WE ARE PRETTY BORED UP IN HERE.
This is actually a post about pregnancy symptoms. So, you know, read it or don’t.
The past […]
Before I fell pregnant with Finn, I had no concept of the world of unparalleled opinion and judgement I was about to enter. As a mother you will be judged. And it begins pretty much the minute you announce that you are pregnant.
Because when you become pregnant, you suddenly realize […]
I’m not embarrassed to admit that I have a little thing for slow living mommy bloggers’ pretty Instagram feeds. I love a farmhouse lifestyle where milkmaid apron wearing mamas potter around in their rustic kitchens with their vintage French wooden chopping board collections and horse hair scrubbing brushes and milk-pails […]
The thing about having babies is that once they start sleeping through the night and you start to feel like yourself again, your body tricks you into wanting more. Desperately. Wanting. More.
We never wanted more than two. When I was 20 I didn’t even think I wanted children, so the […]
My obsession with Aesop is paralleled perhaps only by my obsession with all things Scandi. I guess then, the synthesis of these two things should be enough to make my head explode. I love every Aesop store I’ve ever seen, so when Aesop posted a video about their Stockholm store, […]
Watching my husband being an awesome dad is about the best part of every weekend for me, but snow weekends take the cake. On those weekends, Robbie is up early carving up sledding trails and building snowmen and carrying my munchkins up the hill like a human ski-lift. And loving […]
Robbie’s grandmother had a tradition of buying Christmas trees in pots, to be planted in the ground after the holidays. In winter her property on Cape Cod was a wonderland of Douglas Firs and Blue Spruces covered in snow. You can see some of them in this post about our […]
The end of year winter concert at Finn’s school was today. Robbie took the morning off to come, which was awesome. Finn’s class was last to arrive in the hall and when he sat down he silently mouthed a big excited “HELLO!” to everyone in the audience (because obviously everyone […]
Autumn little league soccer. Cold Saturday mornings with these two. Finn in his over-sized soccer shirt and Bennett bundled up ready to cheer on his big brother from the sidelines. Or eat acorn shells and dig some dirt – whatevs. Today was magic. Every day that Robbie is home is […]
Meet Spidey. You might recognize him from such blog posts as Spidey Greetings. After buying him a fireman hat, jacket and boots, Finn decided to stay true to his roots and go with last year’s costume.
Today was the Halloween parade at Finn’s school. He was sick last night so he […]
You’re probably not desperate to know why I’ve been a little MIA over the past three months, but I’m going to tell you anyway. I’ve had… MORNING SICKNESS!! We’re pregnant again! Because stopping at two kids is so 2014 don’t you think? And before you ask – yes, we are […]
When Robbie brought this karaoke machine home from the toy store he was pretty proud of it. I like wooden, organic toys that make me appear earth-motherish. The ones that look good in the background of Instagram pictures but that toddlers find completely boring. So the bright orange plastic karaoke […]
This last couple of weeks has been busy with Labor Day weekend, our 5th wedding anniversary (yay for love) and Robbie’s birthday. My resolve to post every three days wanes somewhat when there are opportunities to party every second night. And by party I mean get a babysitter and stay […]
Yesterday Finn introduced Bennett to the electrician as “my brother, Benito Mussolini.” I’m blaming Robbie. We both have nicknames for Bennett, but Benito Mussolini is one of his. I hope all of you parents of babies realize that pretty soon they will repeat everything, especially if it’s inappropriate. Finn definitely […]
After a couple of years at a very strict private Catholic girls’ school where uniform inspections were homeroom ritual, I transferred to a far more relaxed public school and spent the next few years of my life trying desperately to look as grungy as possible – a mission my mother […]
I should have known it would happen. I should have recalled the half dozen times I cut Finn’s hair in his first two years and he went from being my little baby to practically ready to leave for college in three and a half minutes.
Bennett’s hair was getting in his […]
#FBF – Tiffany Beveridge’s pinterest board titled “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter” is the best. It totally makes fun of parents of hipster children. The ones who dress their kids in plaid and pearls, ripped jeans and military jackets. All the stuff I think is adorable on toddlers.
Tiffany’s imaginary daughter, […]
After blueberry picking on Sunday, Finn and I were excited to make blueberry pie. We had visitors on Monday so we didn’t get time to make it, which worked out pretty well because on Tuesday this was happening at our place…
And storm weather is perfect for baking. So we made our […]
The year Robbie and I met, he took me to his mom’s place in Massachusetts and showed me around the neighborhood, pointing out landmarks and places where major life events happened. You know, the broken collar bone, falling out a window, first kiss… the important stuff. As kids, he and […]
This is Bennett. Today he pulled aaaaalll the wipes out of the wipes warmer placing them in a neat pile behind him. His other tricks include unraveling toilet paper, squeezing toothpaste out of the tube, and re-programming the printer. He works quickly and efficiently I have found, a trait that […]
When these photos were taken I was not feeling terribly attractive. Not unusual for someone who is 8.5 months pregnant, but I’m going to say I don’t think I ever went through that gorgeous, ‘glowy’ pregnancy stage that we are supposed to go through as mothers-to-be. If I did, I […]
NPR is talking about it, my friends are talking about it, we should all be talking about it. This.
A few years back I attended a truly gorgeous Jewish lesbian wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester County, New York. It was breathtaking in every way. So I think […]
I’m a little concerned that it’s May and we’re still having cold days. I know I’m from Sydney via San Diego, but this year doesn’t seem to be accepting spring as a legitimate season. And autumn and spring are by far my favorite (let’s hear it for the moderate seasons!) But […]
My blog post San Francisco Guide for Guilty Mamas tried to justify my decision to abandon my husband and children for 48 hours of debauchery with a bunch of girls from Cali. That post kind of highlighted the negatives. It’s true, I did develop a plugged milk duct (as well […]
Reason 27501 to love New England: Apple Picking Season.
This morning this little family of four(!!) went apple picking at our local u-pick farm. Finn ran into the first apple row we came to and picked the biggest apple he could see. Then he sat down and started to eat it. […]
Finn started preschool today. I was running late (not unusual), but I just had to take a few first day photos before I dropped him off. And here’s where I’m going to be completely predictable – because these feelings I’m having are completely predictable… He’s growing up too fast and […]
These are the adorable faces Bennett makes when he’s working something out. That something is almost always poop. At this age, poop is the most challenging part of Bennett’s day and really, the only responsibility he has. Because, eating? Easy. Sleeping? Born to do it. Getting dressed? Not his problem. […]
A few days ago it was raining outside and we were snuggling in bed with our beautiful week old babe. Finn was downstairs with Nonna who is in town for a few weeks. Everything was peaceful and right in the world.
A loud cracking sound shattered our peaceful bliss and the […]
We are back from our trip to South Carolina and Savannah. This post is about what to do in Savannah.
Spanish moss and southern charm – I’m into it in a way I’d never thought I’d be. We visited Bonaventure and Wormsloe, shopped boutiques and antiques and made a point of […]