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This Is Childhood: 10 Mothers. 10 Essays.

Well, it’s been a while. I wrote a post many weeks ago announcing my decision to channel Thoreau and simplify and it’s proven to be a wonderful thing for me at this particular time in my life. I’ve been soaking…

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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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ADR Friday Loves 02.14.14

i’m loving…
… this kama sutra for couples who have been dating over three years.
… this confession from a high school pal.
… this myth.
… this piece on the Perfect Online Dating Profile.
… this letter to Darwin.…

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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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Staying Home With Kids

Disclaimer: I was up for much of the night with my stomach bugged babe (pictured above with her snuggly Daddy and kitty) so it’s entirely possible that whatever I write here will make little to no sense. A risk I’m…

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ADR Monday Moments 02.10.14

I’m quite blonde again and pretty stoked about it. Shallow? Perhaps, but I find myself celebrating my more superficial side these days.

For date night, Husband and I went to Barnes & Noble to see Modern Love editor Daniel Jones…

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What You Really Love

My web designer is doing some updates on my site and asked me to publish a test post, so here it is, but while I’m at it, a few questions: Are you doing what you really love? Do you know…

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ADR Friday Loves 02.07.14

i’m loving…
… this brilliant Modern Love.
… this subway story.
… this book.
… these words on motherhood & eating issues.
… these plates.
… this list.
… this practical parenting post.
… these words.
… this article on…

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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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