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I’ve Always Loved You

I’m a quote person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stumbling upon lines in a book and underlining them, returning to them again and again. Other people’s words are sometimes just what I need to imbibe, an…

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Saying I Do to a Life Without Alcohol

I posted an Augusten Burroughs quote on Instagram yesterday, from his latest memoir Lust & Wonder. The quote was, is, a question: “How many of the things I fear or dread are actually things that I want?” Wow. To say…

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The Slow and Certain Heartbreak of Playing It Safe

Have you ever read a book at the exact right moment in your life? This just happened to me. The book: Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr. Full disclosure:…

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The Summer Ahead

It’s already the middle of June. This fact truly baffles me. Yes, I’m susceptible to the nostalgia, the rush of emotion that comes with the end of school year and arrival of summer, but this time, this year, it is…

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ADR Friday Loves 05.27.16

i’m loving… … this restaurant. … this book of poems. … this spare novel. … these glasses on the floor. … this gorgeous building. … the Cinnamon Sugar Danish at this bakery. … this forthcoming Land of Enchantment. … this …

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Do You Remember Your Dreams?

Do you remember your dreams? I do and I don’t. Often, weeks will go by and I won’t register a single dream upon waking, but then there will be times when my dreams are vivid and wild and linger. I…

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

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When Absence Means Presence

I have been absent from this blog and I love this blog, so that’s something. But the glorious thing is that I have been present other places, most notably with these three beautiful girls who are growing like weeds, and…

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The Sister Thing

Last night, I went to dinner at Tessa with Mom and three of my four sisters. We talked and laughed and shared yummy food (think: lamb meatballs, tuna tartar, shaved brussels). When the meal was over, we headed back out…

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Where Am I?

Where am I? I’m sitting at my kitchen island in my red and white heart pajamas. Drinking my umpteenth cup of coffee. Listening to The Lumineers. Feeling wildly, wonderfully stuck. Yes, I said it. Stuck. But not stuck in a…

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Our Drinking Stories

I told a story on Instagram on Monday. A true one. It went like this: On the night of my book launch almost 2 months ago, I had a single glass of white wine after an extended period of drinking…

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