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privilege

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

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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 i ever wanted

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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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,┬áThis guy Jason…

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focus1

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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I Want You to Know Who I Am

Girls,
When I started this blog six years ago, there were only two of you. Big Girl, you were just 2 and Middle Girl, you were all of 5 months, and I gave you the affectionate, if temporary, aliases Toddler…

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

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On Spring Break & the Bright Side

We are just back from a week away. The girls are on Spring Break from school and we split the time between my sister’s fabulous new home in Charleston and our family’s place an hour outside of Charleston. The girls…

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Two Loves?

I took this picture last Saturday morning. We were all bundled up, heading to Sarabeth’s for breakfast. I hung back and snapped away, as I sometimes do. And I look at this image and smile because there is something so…

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