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Lessons on Gratitude & Surrender

What follows is another wonderful Time submission for the HERE Year. I received so many essays that I will be posting two a day through the end of the week! Enjoy.
 Lessons on Gratitude & Surrender
by Heidi Oran
They…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, the here year

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Sticky doors, crashes, change

Below is another fantastic guest piece on Time for the September month of my HERE Year. I have received so many great submissions, that I will be posting two a day through the end of the week. Okay, read on;…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, the here year, The Home Front

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After I never saw him again… until I did

As part of my HERE Year, I solicited submissions on this month’s topic of Time. The loose guidelines: Tell me about a Moment in Time when your life changed (for the better or worse)… Could be the birth of a…

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Posted in: IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, the here year

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Please, Please Enjoy Life

Please, please, enjoy life.
These are not my words. They are Charlotte Kitley’s words. Words from her final blog post entitled “And So There Must Come An End.” Charlotte had cancer and died this week, on Tuesday, September 16th. Her…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front

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ADR Friday Loves 09.19.14

i’m loving…
… this reminder. (You will cry. Thank you, Rudri.)
… this song I just discovered on Spotify.
… these backpacks.
… this article on the death of adulthood.
… this store/neighborhood hub.
… this generic college paper.
……

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Friday Loves, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Uncategorized

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How She Does It: Brettne Bloom

meet brettne.
… I’m not a morning person, so the first hour of my day is like stumbling through a fog until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. My two daughters share a room and they’re usually up and…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam

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A Happier Hour with Jennifer Senior & 10 Things You Should Know About Parenthood

Last winter, Mom told me about a book she’d read. It’s very interesting, she declared and this meant something to me because my mother, a voracious reader, has a high bar for literary praise. I bought the book immediately. The…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, READING LIFE, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front, WRITING LIFE

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What’s the Hardest Thing You’ve Been Through?

Because I write honest stories about my life here, many people are honest with me about their lives, about what they are going through. It’s interesting. People I know well and people I know reasonably well and people I don’t…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, the here year

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Confessions of a Soccer Mom

Athletics were a huge part of my life growing up. In school, I played soccer, basketball and softball. Senior year of high school, I was captain of each of these teams and oh did I live for game days. Some…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year

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A Rainbow Bright Beginning

On Wednesday, the school year began. We all went off together, to Dalton. The school that was once mine, to the school that made me. I trailed behind my creatures, my hands shaky with love and nostalgia. They are mine,…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year

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