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

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On Uncertainty

The truth: I’m in this interesting, in-between place. Personally. Professionally. My girls are growing like weeds and becoming more independent. We are just back from a ski vacation where all three girls took to the slopes with startling gusto, morphing…

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

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These Moments of Happiness

I’ve been in a transitional, thoughtful place. Coming down from the beautiful blur of promoting my novel, settling back into regular, cherished rhythms of home and life, daydreaming about what comes next… What comes next.  Three important, problematic words. Important…

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Confession: I’m a Mess & People Are Good

I’ve missed this place. I haven’t posted in too long, which I don’t love, but I’m trying to forgive myself. I have been touring for The Ramblers and life has been a bit crazy, good crazy, and the blog has…

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3 Things I’m Doing on Pub Day Eve

The Ramblers hits shelves TOMORROW. To prepare, I’m doing a few things. 1. I’m re-reading the book. To remember the details of the story. Yes, I wrote it, but it’s been some time since I’ve immersed myself in the world…

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

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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