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8 Simple Sentences We Must Say… & Hear

Words are powerful things. I’ve been thinking lots about this. I wake up early many mornings to write words, to create worlds. What I write, how easily the words come, affects the rest of my day. Throughout the day, I…

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

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Keep Them Little

 
Yesterday was Little Girl’s last day of school and today is the big girls’ last day. Predictably, I’m a bit of a puddle. It’s all a mammoth cliche and I know it, this bittersweet symphony, but oh do I…

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The Privilege of a Lifetime

You live your life. It’s all a beautiful swirly blur of time, a rainbow of responsibilities, a mess of moments both magical and mundane. You hold little hands, tickle little toes. You kiss the one you love goodnight again and…

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A Table, An Island & Change

When I think of childhood, I think of the long, wooden table where my parents and sisters and I ate all our meals, and celebrated our birthdays, where Mom and I edited papers, where our family’s life centered. I think…

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If the World Were Perfect

If the world were perfect, if everything went according to plan, I would have a 9-year-old tomorrow. It isn’t. It didn’t. I won’t.
May 8th, 2006 was my first due date. I remember my OB doing the math in her…

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Everything You Ever Wanted

Meet author Jillian Lauren.
Jillian and I have known each other for a while now, but until relatively recently, our interaction has been via phone and email. Together with Claire, Jillian hosts Happier Hours at her beautiful home Los Angeles.…

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Pancakes & Memories

Last weekend, I slept in a little and came downstairs and the big girls were doing art projects and my baby was standing on her small purple chair helping her dad make pancakes. There was something so simple and sweet…

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

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Everything We Need by Jason Good

It’s interesting and amazing how the world works. The connections that crop up seemingly randomly, but maybe not randomly at all. Several years ago, Husband worked with a guy named Jason. I remember him saying to me, This guy Jason…

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What Really Matters

I was going through old photos again. I do this sometimes. And I love it. I love sifting through moments, days, years. And sometimes I happen upon photos I’ve never seen. I’ve noticed a trend: If the images are of…

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