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ADR Friday Loves 04.17.15

i’m loving…
… this college rejection letter.
… this question.
… these cone earrings.
… this flatware.
… this book.
… this How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict.
… this candle set.
… this brand.
… these…

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colors

The Wild Importance of Friendship

I’ve spent a lot of time with friends this week. Far more time than I usually spend. And there have been so many conversations about light and airy things, but also about dark and difficult things. I learn so much…

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I Want You to Know Who I Am

Girls,
When I started this blog six years ago, there were only two of you. Big Girl, you were just 2 and Middle Girl, you were all of 5 months, and I gave you the affectionate, if temporary, aliases Toddler…

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

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Do People Love to Hate Gwyneth Paltrow?

[Photo by Andrea Raffin.]
Apparently, Gwyneth Paltrow has announced that she will be living off of food stamps for a week as part of her friend Mario Batali’s “Food Bank Challenge,” where people are invited to limit their family’s food…

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grass

The Power of Pictures

Little Girl is Person of the Week at Preschool. This means three things: (1) We are hosting the adorable (& bedraggled) Kenny the Koala and taking him on mucho adventures; (2) We will all go into Little Girl’s classroom on…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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beach girls

ADR Friday Loves 04.10.15

i’m loving…
… this How Stories End.
… this Dear Sugar podcast on handling criticism.
… this author.
… and this author.
… these mirrored sunglasses.
… this fun site from the authors of this new novel.
… this piece…

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

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Why I’m Writing About My Daughters Less

I haven’t been writing as much as I once did about my daughters. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that they are getting older and far more aware. Their stories are theirs now, or are…

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trunk

6 Ingredients for Presence

On Monday, I published some closing words on my HERE Year. I was clear that even after spending an entire year thinking about, and exploring, Presence, I had no shiny foolproof answers about how to be perfectly here in my…

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BLACKOUT by Sarah Hepola

If you have ever questioned your own drinking or someone else’s, if you enjoy personal stories that contain compelling grains of universality, if you simply like good, lively writing, I encourage you to pre-order BLACKOUT: Remembering the Things I Drank…

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Thoughts on the HERE Year

Last April, I announced that I was undertaking a yearlong project called the HERE Year, that I would focus each month on a new topic or lens in an effort to better understand Presence, and to be more present in…

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