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The Fine Art of Self-Soothing

First of all, thank you. For reading my Monday post and for leaving such wonderful comments. It’s certainly been a murky time for me, but I feel both optimistic and strong and having your love and support (in addition to…

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Warning: This Is a Vulnerable, Rambling Post

January 4, 2016. 5:38am on the first Monday morning of a brand new year. I sit here, at my beloved kitchen island. My guy and my girls are still sleeping; the house is quiet. But I’m up. I’ve been up…

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You’re My Person

Babe, I had a hard time getting out of bed this morning. You were already up. My body was leaden and my mind twisted with too many thoughts, but then I heard voices and footsteps. The sweet thunder of our…

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A Happier Hour with Sarah Hepola & Kate Bolick

Last week, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sarah Hepola (Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget) and Kate Bolick (Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own) for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. As…

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Posted in: BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, happier hours, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, The Home Front, WRITING

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Happy Birthday, Mom!

dear mom, Today is your birthday. We celebrated last night, around that old wooden antique dining table in our childhood home, your home for more than forty odd years. It was a good, old school night full of laughter and…

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A Happier Hour with Priscilla Gilman & Sukey Forbes

Last night, I hosted a Happier Hour Literary Salon with authors Priscilla Gilman and Sukey Forbes. The evening was, as expected, lively and inspiring and also incredibly moving. Priscilla read from and spoke about her memoir The Anti-Romantic Child; A…

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Lucky Seven

October 19, 2015. 5:35am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, sipping my coffee, a tangle of emotion, on the edge of tears. I tell myself it’s because my babe is turning seven today. And maybe this is it. In…

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A New Home for Happier Hours!

In early 2010, I was in a very different place in my life. I was a relatively rookie mom – to a two and a half year old and a five month old. I was about to publish my first…

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Back to Blogging!

September 9, 2015. My goodness, summer flew. Here I am, dusting off my favorite corner of the cyber-cosmos, and I couldn’t be happier. Yes, the past few months have been truly wonderful and frankly just what I needed. It was…

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A Happier Hour Literary Salon with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela & Dana Goldstein

It was a sweaty, sticky New York City evening. A summer storm was brewing, spitting significant rain in certain pockets. Two brilliant historians/authors showed up at my home: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela and Dana Goldstein. We indulged in a little preliminary…

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