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ADR Friday Loves 09.19.14

i’m loving…
… this reminder. (You will cry. Thank you, Rudri.)
… this song I just discovered on Spotify.
… these backpacks.
… this article on the death of adulthood.
… this store/neighborhood hub.
… this generic college paper.
……

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Friday Loves, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Uncategorized

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

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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hardest

What’s the Hardest Thing You’ve Been Through?

Because I write honest stories about my life here, many people are honest with me about their lives, about what they are going through. It’s interesting. People I know well and people I know reasonably well and people I don’t…

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

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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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school2

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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lindseytime

Time: Our Only Zero-Sum Resource

I’m so thrilled that my dear friend and fellow writer Lindsey Mead is by my side for the Here Year. Click here to read Lindsey’s gorgeous musings on time. You won’t be sorry. Happy Thursday, guys.…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, the here year, Uncategorized

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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road

Are You Ready to Stop Drinking?

alcohol can be a time-stealer.
Please note my language. I write can be. I do not write is or is always. This distinction is important. Vital. Because this post might not be for you. If you have never questioned your…

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

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