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Big Love Moments

The girls were off school yesterday. They were up early and I rose a bit later and we let Daddy sleep in a bit. There was this small stretch of time when we hung out in our pajamas on the…

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

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Do You Have the Perfect Body?

Confession: I have an easier time loving myself when I’m happy with my body.
Is this true for you too? Are your sense of self and body-confidence intertwined as mine are? I go back and forth between thinking that this…

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Mutual Vulnerability: Four Questions

Another month is hurtling to a close. It’s hard to believe that February is upon us, but before it announces itself, here’s a post about vulnerability and more specifically, mutual vulnerability. As many of you know, Mandy Lee Catron penned…

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9 Things I Learned from Jane Green & Mira Jacob

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour Literary Salon with authors Jane Green and Mira Jacob. Jane talked about her sixteenth novel (!)┬áSaving Grace and Mira talked about her debut The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. The evening was simply…

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

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On Mindful Drinking

I’ve made myself a promise. Once a month, I will sit down and write about drinking. Why? Because it’s something I once struggled with. Not in an overly dramatic sense, but in a quieter, probably more universal sense. I’d fallen…

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

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My 5 Stocking Life

Tuesday night. 9:08pm. On my way to bed (yes, uber-early) and paused for a sec to look into my darkened living room. The tree was still lit with its white lights and I stared at the 5 stockings hanging from…

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

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Why Gratitude?

I have a memory. We were gathered with friends around our big white kitchen island. We were talking about light stuff – kids, school, vacations, etc – but then somehow we veered into more meaty existential terrain and started talking…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., the here year

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Be Well. Be Imperfect. Be Grateful.

Today is the first of December. We got back yesterday afternoon from South Carolina where we spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. It was a good trip even though it was also exhausting and now we are home, happy…

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Thankful

A moment of calm before the holiday storm. I sit in a small coffee shop and I sip my almond milk latte and stare at a screen. Music plays. Two women behind me talk loudly. Outside, people shuffle by and…

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Do not wait for life.

1. I work so hard. I pour my heart and soul and body and mind into the things I love most in the world and I go to bed each night hoping against hope that I’m doing okay, that my…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, the here year

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