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Warning: This Is a Vulnerable, Rambling Post

January 4, 2016. 5:38am on the first Monday morning of a brand new year. I sit here, at my beloved kitchen island. My guy and my girls are still sleeping; the house is quiet. But I’m up. I’ve been up…

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

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, happier hours, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, The Home Front, WRITING

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

dear mom, Today is your birthday. We celebrated last night, around that old wooden antique dining table in our childhood home, your home for more than forty odd years. It was a good, old school night full of laughter and…

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A Happier Hour with Priscilla Gilman & Sukey Forbes

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour Literary Salon with authors Priscilla Gilman and Sukey Forbes. The evening was, as expected, lively and inspiring and also incredibly moving. Priscilla read from and spoke about her memoir The Anti-Romantic Child; A…

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12 Things I Learned (& Re-Learned) This Summer

1. I love Instagram. Though I did take the summer off from blogging here, I continued to photograph my days and to post elsewhere. Instagram is my current favorite and I love to share glimpses of my life there, with…

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ADR Summer Reads

After a fair bit of thought and ADR-esque existential debate, I’ve decided to pause the blog for July and August to focus my energies on: (1) finishing novel #3 ; and (2) attacking my beckoning bedside book stack. I will…

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10 Important Things I’ve Learned

1. We are all insecure. More than six years ago, I started this blog and I gave it a name: Ivy League Insecurities. It was the perfect name because though I had had the privilege of an exquisite education, I…

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The Answer Is Love

We made dinner reservations at a hip, yummy place downtown called The Highlands, but instead of taking the subway or a taxi, we walked. And walked. We walked along the Hudson River and along the High Line. We looked out…

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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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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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