On a recent a shopping trip at Parnassus, Mary Laura Philpott directed my attention to a brightly colored paperback full of what she promised were intriguing short stories about women at all stages of life. Normally, I shy away from literary fiction because half of me worries it will put me to sleep, while the other half…Read More
One of my most popular blog posts of all time is called “Three weeks in one carry-on.” Patrick and I traveled to Europe for a month with nothing but a TSA-approved bag. It was an ambitious proposition, for sure — but we pulled it off. Lately, I’ve been wondering if we can pull off this same…Read More
Recently, I read a book about parenting that had a sample schedule for a newborn. The schedule offered “playtime” suggestions, including: Read to your baby. Sing songs. Allow the baby watch you sew, play piano, or bake bread. I realized that the book had been written more than two decades ago, because it didn’t suggest…Read More
This year, I decided to start giving books away. Not in a yard-sale kind of way. But in a—hey, this book really impacted me and deserves a second life—kind of way.
First up? “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin.Read More