greta tracking

We are tracking the path of Greta Thunberg’s boat trip across the Atlantic. She is a true hero. We have talked a lot about what she means to the world. And to our own world. It’s very emotional.

the business of doing good

I read about BODOG camp last fall and knew it was something I wanted the kids to experience. I knew it would be a lot to pay for, too, and hoped it could serve double duty as a Christmas gift. Tucker hand-designed the brochure that was placed in our tree, and they certainly didn’t complain…

ten years to the day

of this guy. We toasted this morning with pickle juice ice pops — I have been saving these for some time! — and a new type of fidget called a monkey noodle (which luckily I bought a whole box of, as he lost his at camp and other people liked them too.) We took our…

sketchbooks on tour

As Christmas gifts, the kids each got to be part of Volume 14 of The Sketchbook Project of the Brooklyn Art Library, Volume 14. (Another of the more clever Christmas gifts I was happy to find!) It did take us months to complete, and it wasn’t just doodling by a long shot. Claudia’s sketchbook, Rituals…

“It was amazing. It was awesome.”

OH MY HEART When I first read about the Business of Doing Good Camp way back in the fall I knew it was something I wanted for my kids, even if we were on a tight budget. And I had to work to make it happen! But it so clearly has been worth it even…

she can start a new book and a new camp in the same twenty minutes

last winter I found #thebusinessofdoinggood (tucker made a homemade brochure for this camp to snuggle in the xmas tree — we were not sure how they’d respond to such an abstract present but we will see….) but i knew i wanted them to try it. today is their first day. But first she managed to…

dump crafts

I love dump crafts. Their whole lives, I’ve plotted, then dumped an entire bag of a thing in front of them, then run away and listened to the results. Once it was a garbage bag full of fancy duck tape rolls from someone who’d given up her hula-hoops-for-Burning-Man side business. Just dumped all the rolls…