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Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your…

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Modern Life, Love & Loss: 10 Lessons

Last night, I had the privilege of hosting friend and author Tré Miller Rodríguez for a Happier Hour salon here at my home. As has become a monthly tradition, we stuffed into my highlighter yellow living room to hear Tré…

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The Troubled Middle

Yesterday, I was responding to a comment on my 28 Days of Play: She Is Me post and I wrote:
A truth that comes with time: *those* mothers are us, and we are them. Obviously, there are suspicious superstars who…

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28 Days of Play: She Is Me

Okay, this was a hard post for me to write, but it was also an important post for me to write. I’ve excerpted my piece below, but feel free to go straight here for the whole thing.
she is me…

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On Sex & Stories

I’m polishing the first half of my novel. The plan is to send it off to my agent and my freelance editor on Friday before we fly to Cali to meet our new niece and nephew (yay!) and I had…

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Writing Is Hard

I had this moment yesterday afternoon. I was in my writing room. It was around 5:30pm. I had been writing off and on all day, immersed in one of my character’s stories, tweaking events and conversations and I came up…

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Thin Is Not a Dirty Word (& 9 Other Lauren Lessons)

Last night, I hosted a wonderful Happier Hour salon at my home with nutritionist/author Lauren Slayton. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve known Lauren for fourteen years now. I met her the summer between college and law school when I…

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Ask Lauren Slayton

Tomorrow I am hosting my friend and fellow author Lauren Slayton for a Happier Hour salon here at my place. I’ve mentioned Lauren here on the blog several times, but it’s worth repeating that Lauren is a fabulous nutritionist here…

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How to Get Your Kid to the Ivy League

dear lacy crawford,
You and I know something. That my title is a joke and a sad one. That there are probably oodles of people who will land here on this page because they are desperately Googling tips on how…

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This Is Our Life

So. I have fallen madly in love with the simple idea of sharing ADR Moments here. Moments that strike me. Moments I don’t want to forget. Moments I refuse to lose in the shuffle of my Good Busy Life. Moments…

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