They Shape You Instead

I was recently talking to a friend who is expecting her first baby in a few months. She mentioned that she didn’t want everything to be about the baby, which is totally understandable. Pregnancy is unique and special and yet totally mundane, an ordinary occurrence […]

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August

August evening. Amos is making trains and mailboxes with his tegu blocks. He constructs something that he is using to pretend to cut grass on the rug. He asks me for a bucket, a pretend bucket. Here it is, I say, placing a pretend bucket […]

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  For the first time in several years, I am growing food for myself again. We have a ten by ten plot in a community garden about a mile from our house. We have planted and tended this little plot as a family and I […]

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Exploring

  Summer has finally arrived in Maine, filling the sky with blue, warming the air to the perfect temperature, and leaving everything else astoundingly green. It is such a short season here, sometimes I start to panic (it’s already July!!) and worry that we won’t […]

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Here

Our daughter, Eowyn, was born on May 3. She’s growing so fast.  Amos is madly in love with his little sister and we have been getting the hang of life as a family of four. I am eager to get back to writing and creating […]

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Brunch

      I can’t explain quite why I enjoy baking so much. Most of my making (food, crafts, art) is an attempt to understand and connect with the world. The inner workings of a croissant may not reveal the true nature of the universe, […]

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New Year New Baking

The beginning of the year nearly always has me eager to open cookbooks to find new recipes, dig up forgotten favorites, and reconnect with the kitchen rhythms interrupted by a lack of motivation or too many meals and treats out of the ordinary during the […]

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In Between

These last days of the year always feel like a little bonus, a gentle cushion between the activities and excitement of Christmas and the planning, dreaming, back to business, clean slate of January. Some days may be just as busy as the preceding weeks but […]

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