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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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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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Is Everything Copy?

Photo: Star Tribune Last night, Husband and I watched the new HBO documentary about Nora Ephron called Everything Is Copy. Nora’s son Jacob Bernstein, a classmate of mine from Dalton, wrote and directed the film, which I found to be…

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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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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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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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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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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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What We Don’t Say

  Both big girls had soccer games this weekend. But there was one change. It was silent soccer. Meaning we parents weren’t supposed to cheer. At all. Let me just say that this was very hard for me. I’m an…

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Lucky Seven

October 19, 2015. 5:35am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, sipping my coffee, a tangle of emotion, on the edge of tears. I tell myself it’s because my babe is turning seven today. And maybe this is it. In…

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