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Better Than Before?

I finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before; Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives over the weekend. I enjoyed the book and have SO many thoughts. The book offered a really interesting look at the world of human habits…

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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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ADR Friday Loves 04.10.15

i’m loving…
… this How Stories End.
… this Dear Sugar podcast on handling criticism.
… this author.
… and this author.
… these mirrored sunglasses.
… this fun site from the authors of this new novel.
… this piece…

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Why I’m Writing About My Daughters Less

I haven’t been writing as much as I once did about my daughters. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that they are getting older and far more aware. Their stories are theirs now, or are…

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Thoughts on Selfies, Happiness & Giving

Yesterday afternoon, I holed up in my study to catch up on some work. I’m enrolled in Marie Forleo’s B-School (incredible so far) and I watched the weekly video modules. My sister Ceara called and we talked for a while.…

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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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ADR Friday Loves 03.13.15

i’m loving…
  … this Before I Go.
… this Parm.
… this piece on Disney & grief.

… this piece on Authorpreneurship.
… this exercise in presence.
… these Dying Wishes.
… these snap-circuits.
… this not-a-parenting-essay.
… this perfume…

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Little Girl Is Four!

On Friday (March 6th), Little Girl turned 4. This fact felt, and feels, impossible to me. That my baby (who hates the word baby) has been around for four full years is truly difficult for me to believe. The day…

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Happy 39th, Husband!

husband,
I love you.
That’s what matters. That’s what matters most. I know life is nutty and zapping and these three beautiful girls keep us from doing anything close to relaxing, but it’s all pretty great, isn’t it? Today is…

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13 Moments & a Ladybug Winner

4:41am this morning. I sat at my kitchen island with my laptop and my big old mug of coffee and communed with my new characters. Time blazed by I and heard little girl footsteps on the stairs.

Last night before…

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