I'm Christine Gross-Loh, mama to four young children. We live, play, learn, cook, explore, and create in two countries - Japan and the United States. This blog is our way of sharing Japan-inspired crafts and connecting with other families who strive to infuse their daily lives with creativity and joy.

I'm also a freelance writer and author. My book, The Diaper-Free Baby (HarperCollins,2006), introduces parents to the concept of elimination communication, or gentle infant pottying, and my book and craft kit on Origami Suncatchers will be sold in Barnes & Noble bookstores in February 2011. I also blog on's community blog, All About Mothering.