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A Happier Hour Literary Salon with Claire Bidwell Smith & Jillian Lauren

On Tuesday evening, I had the privilege of co-hosting a Happier Hour Literary Salon with The New York Foundling. The Foundling does incredibly important work serving children and families and COO Bethany Lampland was on hand to talk to the…

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yale

ADR Friday Loves 05.22.15

… this Dear Commencement Speakers.
… this piece on fraternities.
… this designer.
… this article.
… this site.
… and this site.
… this book.
…  and this book.
… this rose gold flatware.
… these words on the…

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Painted in Waterlogue

3 Great Quotes About Reading

 
“It seems to me that one should only read books which bite and sting one. If the book we are reading does not wake us up with a blow to the head, what’s the point of reading? … A…

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privilege

The Privilege of a Lifetime

You live your life. It’s all a beautiful swirly blur of time, a rainbow of responsibilities, a mess of moments both magical and mundane. You hold little hands, tickle little toes. You kiss the one you love goodnight again and…

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

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garden

ADR Friday Loves 05.15.15 {& 5 Book Giveaway!}

 
i’m loving…
… this Playground Purgatory.
… this Foodtrainin’.
… these ten rules of writing.
… this song.
… this fun name game.
… this water bottle.
… these five sandwiches & this book.
… this dress.
… this…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, Uncategorized

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you

You

You arrive at the party alone, check the time and see that you’re a few minutes early, so you linger outside. You wait for minutes to pass, staring at the screen of your phone, the windows of fancy stores, the…

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MD1

A Table, An Island & Change

When I think of childhood, I think of the long, wooden table where my parents and sisters and I ate all our meals, and celebrated our birthdays, where Mom and I edited papers, where our family’s life centered. I think…

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

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dino

ADR Friday Loves 05.08.15

i’m loving…
… this “I’m not drinking right now.”
… these scattered thoughts on broken hearts.
… these custom stamps.
… these “natural” words.
… these espadrilles.
… this open letter.
… this open letter on selfies.
… this pendant…

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the girls

If the World Were Perfect

If the world were perfect, if everything went according to plan, I would have a 9-year-old tomorrow. It isn’t. It didn’t. I won’t.
May 8th, 2006 was my first due date. I remember my OB doing the math in her…

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everything i ever wanted

Everything You Ever Wanted

Meet author Jillian Lauren.
Jillian and I have known each other for a while now, but until relatively recently, our interaction has been via phone and email. Together with Claire, Jillian hosts Happier Hours at her beautiful home Los Angeles.…

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