DIY home and garden

Dear Baby, In an ideal world, you and I will only share my body for another three to seven weeks.  Half of the time, I reflect upon this and think “Wow!  Really?  Only three to seven more weeks?  Time flies!” The →MORE...

Mar 15, 2011
...there is this!  A toadstool my father built over the weekend with redwood that had been chopped down nearby (a parking lot? a roadside?) for Charlotte to play on.  It made me smile to find that when I was harping on →MORE...

Mar 10, 2011
Several months back, Donald and I decided that it was about time we began addressing our daughter’s play needs.  Which, let’s face it, sounds completely ridiculous. It’s like saying you want to address your cat’s scratching needs.  I mean, THE CAT →MORE...

Feb 11, 2011
Over the course of several weekends, Donald and my father built a chicken coop.  On Sunday afternoon we transferred nine laying hens into the coop just before that big annual Superbowl football event wherein men everywhere – followed by bags of →MORE...

Dec 07, 2010
When Donald and I first announced our pregnancy to my father, he immediately offered to help Donald craft a piece of furniture for the baby.  After some time, Donald and I floated the idea of building a bed and a crib →MORE...