hardest

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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silver bullet

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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Time: Our Only Zero-Sum Resource

I’m so thrilled that my dear friend and fellow writer Lindsey Mead is by my side for the Here Year. Click here to read Lindsey’s gorgeous musings on time. You won’t be sorry. Happy Thursday, guys.…

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

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It’s not easy, but it’s beautiful.

The big girls start school today. Second grade and kindergarten at Dalton, where I went from K-12. I honestly can’t believe it. I remember being their ages, those September days, starting school. And now it’s them. I remember dreaming of…

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

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time is the coin

How Are You Spending Your Time?

there are only 24 hours in a day.
After a dinner of takeout last night, I leaned over the top of my kitchen island last night and looked Husband in the eye and confessed something: I’m feeling overwhelmed, I said.…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, The Fam, the here year

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road

Are You Ready to Stop Drinking?

alcohol can be a time-stealer.
Please note my language. I write can be. I do not write isĀ or is always. This distinction is important. Vital. Because this post might not be for you. If you have never questioned your…

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

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being here now

All There Ever Is

all there is ever, is the now.
It’s easy to forget this. It’s easy to dwell on the past, to daydream about the future. It’s easy to lose the precarious now in the shuffle of our busy days. But we…

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

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OprahTime

You Can Have It All

Oh Oprah. I love her. And I think she’s right on with these words. I think we can have it all, over time. Time.
But now I’m left asking some big questions:
What is “It All”? Does this mean something…

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happyme

Trust the Timing of Your Life

Trust the timing of your life.
I found these words on Instagram the other day and oh did they strike me. I think so many of us are impatient. We want the things we want right now. We want to…

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