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An Ode To Pink Bedding

posted on: January 18, 2018

When I was around 10, my mother finally gave me my own room. For most of my life, I shared a room with my sister, who is only 14 months my senior. My sister, for all intense and purposes truly despised most feminine things. She wore jeans when I wore skirts. She stuck to basics, while I leaned to most things patterned and frilly. The same went for our room. But nothing quite got her like the color blue. And well, I stood the same for pink. 

MLK and Parenthood

posted on: January 15, 2018

I find that it feels as though in raising children and watching them grow, we are often stretched and asked to grow ourselves. It is one of the painful and beautiful things about parenting. I have found myself inhabiting the most uncomfortable spaces at any given moment. Moments that require I lay my crap on the floor, and surrender to the task.

When River was two, her pre-school gave the kids an art project which asked them to draw their family. Up until that point, we never had a real discussion on race. Despite River being biracial, there was the tender and obvious color-blindness that happens within a family unit in birthing and raising a baby. Their worlds seem small, and so, it is. But something weird and magical happened when River went to draw us..

Do You Love Wearing Jeans?

posted on: January 12, 2018

Before I had River I barely wore jeans. I loved the feel of a long skirt combating with the New York wind. I loved the clean and put-together feeling of wearing a miniskirt with black tights and oxfords. And then something kind of changed.

How Do You Teach (And Show) Your Daughter Self-Love?

posted on: January 9, 2018

It seems as if the energy of a new year is contagious. Our home is bursting with the unfolding of a very quiet December, and it called for shedding a few layers. 

What Are You Wearing As We End The Year?

posted on: December 22, 2017

What are you wearing as the year comes to an end?