there is a girl

The HERE Year Month #10: Vulnerability

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-ups we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” (Madeleine L’Engle)
There is a girl.…

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There Is No Right Thing

Monday morning. December 22nd. Christmas is inches away. I sit at my kitchen island, white and clean now, five reindeer carved from tree trunks staring at me as I type these words. The girls are huddled on the couch, watching…

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ADR Friday Loves 12.19.14

i’m loving…
… the above Christmas family portrait by Middle Girl.
… this Abundance Without Attachment.
… this bookstore.
… these intention tattoos.
… this New York book.
… & this New York book.
… these love letter napkins.
……

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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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ADR Friday Love: Marissa Alperin Studio

Earlier this week, my wonderful literary agent Brettne Bloom brought me to a trunk show for Brooklyn jewelry designer Marissa Alperin. Marissa is a beautiful person and her pieces are gorgeous. In the picture above, Marissa (center) and I are…

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This Is It

I found a quote this morning. A Victor Hugo quote: Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
How beautiful are these…

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My 5 Stocking Life

Tuesday night. 9:08pm. On my way to bed (yes, uber-early) and paused for a sec to look into my darkened living room. The tree was still lit with its white lights and I stared at the 5 stockings hanging from…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, The Home Front

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ADR Friday Loves 12.05.14

i’m loving…
… this Velveteen Mother.
… this yogurt.
… this dreamworthy play tent.
… these ten things.
… this peppermint bark.
… this workout.
… this giant holiday candle.
… this book.
… and this book.
… and this…

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allison and john

Peter Pan LIVE! Tonight’s the Night!

Three weeks ago, I posted this pic on Facebook and Instagram and wrote the following:

7+ years ago, I took my baby (Big Girl who’s now in 2nd grade) to a lunch for new moms. I returned week after week…

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