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Please, Please Enjoy Life

Please, please, enjoy life.
These are not my words. They are Charlotte Kitley’s words. Words from her final blog post entitled “And So There Must Come An End.” Charlotte had cancer and died this week, on Tuesday, September 16th. Her…

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

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brettne

How She Does It: Brettne Bloom

meet brettne.
… I’m not a morning person, so the first hour of my day is like stumbling through a fog until I’ve had my first cup of coffee. My two daughters share a room and they’re usually up and…

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joy1

A Happier Hour with Jennifer Senior & 10 Things You Should Know About Parenthood

Last winter, Mom told me about a book she’d read. It’s very interesting, she declared and this meant something to me because my mother, a voracious reader, has a high bar for literary praise. I bought the book immediately. The…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, READING LIFE, The Fam, the here year, The Home Front, WRITING LIFE

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silver bullet

Confessions of a Soccer Mom

Athletics were a huge part of my life growing up. In school, I played soccer, basketball and softball. Senior year of high school, I was captain of each of these teams and oh did I live for game days. Some…

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

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A Rainbow Bright Beginning

On Wednesday, the school year began. We all went off together, to Dalton. The school that was once mine, to the school that made me. I trailed behind my creatures, my hands shaky with love and nostalgia. They are mine,…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year

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sisters1

It’s not easy, but it’s beautiful.

The big girls start school today. Second grade and kindergarten at Dalton, where I went from K-12. I honestly can’t believe it. I remember being their ages, those September days, starting school. And now it’s them. I remember dreaming of…

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

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time is the coin

How Are You Spending Your Time?

there are only 24 hours in a day.
After a dinner of takeout last night, I leaned over the top of my kitchen island last night and looked Husband in the eye and confessed something: I’m feeling overwhelmed, I said.…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, The Fam, the here year

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The Here Year Month #4: Time

September.
The girls go back to school next week.
I go back to blogging today.
The past two months have been fantastic and fast. I know it is cliched to bemoan the swift passage of time, but that’s just what…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, the here year

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where i'll be

July & August: Where I’ll Be

July. A brand new month.
The plan was to come here today and announce the next topic for my HERE Year. In case you’re new to this site, I have, along with Lindsey Mead, undertaken a yearlong exploration of Presence,…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, ON LIFE, ON LOVE, ON WRITING, Online & Onscreen, QUOTES., The Fam, the here year, The Home Front

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What I’ve Learned About Marriage

Marriage.
I’m no expert on marriage and yet, in some sense, I’m as much an expert as any of us is. I’m not versed in statistics nor do I have any real interest in being so versed, but I have…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, The Fam, the here year

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