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here & now 12

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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hudson

12 Questions About Love

Do you love yourself?
Do you love what you do?
Do you love your body?
Do you love your mind?
Do you love the family you’ve come from?
Do you love the family you’ve created??
Do you love your partner?…

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

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so much

Two Things We Must Try To Do

This morning didn’t begin well.
Little Girl has a bad cold, a cough that’s particularly deep at night, and she slept in bed with us for the third night in a row. Husband took her in the shower to steam…

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

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fship13

10 Secrets About Friendship

I am not an expert on friendship. There is no such thing.
What I am is a person, a stumbling and fumbling human being who is deeply interested in questions of life and love. How do we live a good…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, the here year

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fship15

Friends & Strangers

We are in the last week of October. Believe me, I know how cliched it is to lament the swift passing of time, but here I am, doing just that. My girls will trick-or-treat on my childhood block on Halloween…

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hp3

The Perfect Halloween Party at Home

Let’s be clear about something: I’m no Martha Stewart. But I do love a home-spun kid’s birthday party. We’ve done the parties at places where no effort is required other than writing a check and we’ve done parties at home…

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

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fship7

Dear Friends

Do you have a friend who is going through something really tough? I bet you do. I bet you do because I’m realizing that adulthood is inescapably tricky terrain. That, at any given moment, we will all be struggling with…

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

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fship14

How Many Friends Do You Have?

How many friends do you have?
If you are like me, you don’t really know how to answer this question. These days, there are so many types of friends to have. Real-life-flesh-and-blood friends. The ones we have coffee and lunch…

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

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middle

Will You Be My Friend?

Middle Girl started Kindergarten is September and she loves it. She didn’t skip a beat making the transition to her new school, her big sister’s school, my once school. She and Big Girl get on the school bus every morning…

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

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confession

A Blank Screen Confession

I sat in front of a blank screen last night.
And I felt it: pressure. I didn’t blog much at all last week. Just one little piddly post about how I haven’t been posting, about how quiet can be good.…

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

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