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Undesigning our time off

Undesigning our time off

More than a year ago, Cane and I realized that, because of our priorities and our schedules with our kids, breaks from school are the only time we’re going to be able to make large progress on any of our home projects. (You can see the time analysis here.) As last week’s spring break approached,(…)

Marriage equity = home equity

Marriage equity = home equity

Yesterday, I spent more than 4 hours pounding down I-5, on my way home from a visit to my parents. I had my two kids in the backseat, groggy from 3 days of spoiling at the hands of their grandparents. We’d had a great few days of family time together. For about the last two(…)

How we do home is how we do life

How we do home is how we do life

Cane and I have a problem we wrestle with. (Maybe you have it, too?) We want to live meaningful lives. We want to spend our limited time doing things that matter. Like so many others, I’ve taken deeply to heart the question Mary Oliver asks in one of my favorite poems: Tell me, what is(…)

Our merry little Christmas

We hope you had a wonderful holiday, whatever and however you celebrate. We’ve done a lot of talking and thinking about this holiday season in the past week.¬†We’ve got some ideas about how we hope to do it better next year, but we’ll save those for next year. Right now, we thought we’d share a(…)

New beginnings and old traditions

You ever get an idea in your head that something needs to be done a certain way, or it can’t be done at all? That if it can’t be done the way it’s supposed to be (which is however you’ve decided it needs to be), it’s not worth doing at all? Or, maybe you’ll do(…)

Have you ever gotten lost…

…but not really lost? I mean, you know, generally, where you are–but you don’t know exactly where you are. And you don’t know how to get where it is you want to go. Somehow, in the last 6 months, I seem to have lost my way. I have worked hard, and blogged hard, and parented(…)