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This Is Childhood: 10 Mothers. 10 Essays.

Well, it’s been a while. I wrote a post many weeks ago announcing my decision to channel Thoreau and simplify and it’s proven to be a wonderful thing for me at this particular time in my life. I’ve been soaking…

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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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On Sex & Stories

I’m polishing the first half of my novel. The plan is to send it off to my agent and my freelance editor on Friday before we fly to Cali to meet our new niece and nephew (yay!) and I had…

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Writing Is Hard

I had this moment yesterday afternoon. I was in my writing room. It was around 5:30pm. I had been writing off and on all day, immersed in one of my character’s stories, tweaking events and conversations and I came up…

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Thin Is Not a Dirty Word (& 9 Other Lauren Lessons)

Last night, I hosted a wonderful Happier Hour salon at my home with nutritionist/author Lauren Slayton. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve known Lauren for fourteen years now. I met her the summer between college and law school when I…

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Ask Lauren Slayton

Tomorrow I am hosting my friend and fellow author Lauren Slayton for a Happier Hour salon here at my place. I’ve mentioned Lauren here on the blog several times, but it’s worth repeating that Lauren is a fabulous nutritionist here…

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How to Get Your Kid to the Ivy League

dear lacy crawford,
You and I know something. That my title is a joke and a sad one. That there are probably oodles of people who will land here on this page because they are desperately Googling tips on how…

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ADR Friday Loves 11.15.13

i’m loving…
… this bark!!!
… this Christmas album.
… this sweet book.
… this book.
… this writing book.
… and this writing book.
… this movie Husband and I saw last Saturday night.
… these ugly words.
……

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3 Little Pieces of Advice

Decided to take myself out to breakfast. Wore a sweatshirt and skipped brushing my hair. Brought 4 writing books to keep me company.
Restaurant was crowded but I found a table next to a woman waiting for another woman to…

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Dear Dani Shapiro

dear dani,
Thank you. Thank you for coming to my home for a Happier Hour during your very busy publication month, for sitting with all of us in my big yellow living room, for talking so honestly and eloquently about…

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