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The Best Thing I’ve Done For My Marriage?

It was a Saturday night. We went downtown for a late dinner. It was a nice night so we sat outside. The restaurant we picked was part of a super trendy hotel. As we nibbled on kale salad and artichoke…

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

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There Is Another Way

If you have followed this blog at all, you know I have a thing with alcohol. I call it a thing to be purposefully vague, because whatever it is is complex, neither totally negative nor totally positive. Just a thing.…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, Pregnancy, The Fam, The Home Front

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On Living Now

Yesterday, I made an announcement about a yearlong project I’ve just started called The Here Year. For the next twelve months, I will consider one topic a month that connects with (or interferes with) Presence. April’s theme is Home.
Fine.…

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The Here Year

Five years ago today, I started this blog.
To celebrate my blogiversary, I’m announcing something I’ve been thinking about and planning for a long while now:
The Here Year. 
During the coming year, I will focus on one thing: being…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front

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On Alcohol & Relationships: The Red & Blue Ivy League Edition

The following is a guest post from Erica Ligenza. Erica is a current sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania and blogs at Coming Up Roses. I am thrilled to have met Erica in the ether. She is a wonderful thinker…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., ADR Be My Guest, DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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10 Ways to Be Happier

I’ve missed you guys. Does that sound strange? Perhaps. So be it.
Life has been good busy as usual. We’ve been recovering from the holidays and sundry seasonal illnesses, we hosted Big Girl’s surprisingly wild My Little Pony 7th birthday…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front

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5 Things I Learned Last Night

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour with J. Courtney Sullivan. Courtney is a novelist whom I greatly admire, and a woman I’ve come to call a friend. How lucky I am to be able to say this.
The evening…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, Fiction, GLIMPSES., Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF WRITING, READING LIFE, Sisterhood, The Home Front, WRITING

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Boring or Evolved?

On Saturday, we hosted a going-away party for Sister T. She moved to San Francisco. Yesterday. Sob.
It was a good party. Fun. Festive. Full of young and smart 25-year-olds. It was cool to glimpse who I was a decade…

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What Is Happiness?

 

This was an incredible and important summer for me. A happy summer. In the middle of July, I decided to give up drinking again. (For now? For good? We will see.) At around the same time, I began waking…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LIFE, WHAT'S THIS, WRITING

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I Finally Figured It Out

Today is September 9, 2013.
Today I return to regular blogging after a quasi-Summer Sabbatical.
Today I take my Big Girl to her first day of First Grade.
Today I make a promise. A vow vast and vague.
My promise,…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRY DAYS, GLIMPSES., IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., OF LIFE, OF LOVE, OF WRITING, WRITING, WRITING LIFE

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