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

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Is Our Capacity to Love Limitless?

I think I want another baby.
I say¬†I think¬†because I genuinely do not know if this is something I want. Is that weird? To not know what I want? The truth is that I cannot tell whether I’m…

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Big Love Moments

The girls were off school yesterday. They were up early and I rose a bit later and we let Daddy sleep in a bit. There was this small stretch of time when we hung out in our pajamas on the…

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I look worried, but at least we’re in love.

 
For school, the big girls had to decorate wooden airplanes this weekend. They painted them and added little photographs of the family and draped ribbons from the tail and also slapped goofy emoji stickers on the wings. The final…

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There Is No Right Thing

Monday morning. December 22nd. Christmas is inches away. I sit at my kitchen island, white and clean now, five reindeer carved from tree trunks staring at me as I type these words. The girls are huddled on the couch, watching…

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

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This Is It

I found a quote this morning. A Victor Hugo quote: Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
How beautiful are these…

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Thankful

A moment of calm before the holiday storm. I sit in a small coffee shop and I sip my almond milk latte and stare at a screen. Music plays. Two women behind me talk loudly. Outside, people shuffle by and…

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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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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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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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