Claire - AFTER THIS

When life is over, where do we go?

when life is over, where do we go?
In her new book After This (out tomorrow), author and grief therapist Claire Bidwell Smith explores this question. And what a question it is. As some of you may know, Claire is…

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looking out

ADR Friday Loves 04.24.15

i’m loving…
… this On What It Takes.
… this Moral Bucket List.
… this book.
… this little kimono.
… this hilarity.
… this piece on the Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness.
… this Runi dress.
… these simple rules.…

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focus1

What Really Matters

I was going through old photos again. I do this sometimes. And I love it. I love sifting through moments, days, years. And sometimes I happen upon photos I’ve never seen. I’ve noticed a trend: If the images are of…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood

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better than

Better Than Before?

I finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before; Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives over the weekend. I enjoyed the book and have SO many thoughts. The book offered a really interesting look at the world of human habits…

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stairs

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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family room

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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gwyn

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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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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