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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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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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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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11 Insights from Jane Green

On Wednesday evening, I hosted a Happier Hour literary salon here with bestselling author Jane Green. Oh what a night. It was a packed house and we jammed in my yellow living room and talked about marriage and infidelity, twin…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, the here year, The Home Front, Uncategorized, WRITING

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different

“All of a sudden, everything was different.”

The following is a guest post from S, a reader and friend, who would like to remain anonymous at this point. 
When there was only silence where there should have been a heartbeat I was alone in the exam room,…

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sex and marriage

The Marriage & Sex Question

I’ve been writing and thinking lots about marriage. I’ve been collecting and sharing your stories. I’ve been asking questions on Facebook, even marginally daring ones. The other day, I asked:
How important is sex to a marriage?
A) Hugely
B)…

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chickenwish

4,003 Days of Laughter (& Counting)

The following is a guest post from Meg Buckingham of A Chicken Wish.
I met my husband when I was 18 years old, so freshly out of my protected bubble that I hadn’t had time to unpack all my bags…

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On Marriage & Age

Yesterday, Lindsey and I announced that our June topic for the Here Year will be Marriage.
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We met when I was 23 and he was 26. At the time, I didn’t feel overly young, but now I look back…

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

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wedding

The Here Year Month #3: Marriage

In April, I started my Here Year, a yearlong examination of the topic of Presence through a new lens each month. April was Home. May was Parenthood. And June will be Marriage. I’m so excited for the month ahead, but…

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present parent

10 Tricks to Become More Present Parents

How can we be more present in our lives? How can we get better at being Here?
In April, I kicked off the Here Year, a yearlong tackling of these important (I think) questions. First, I studied presence through the…

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