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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, The Home Front, Uncategorized, WRITING

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Parenthood

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Monday Moments, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Philosophy, The Fam, Uncategorized, WRITING

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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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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam, The Home Front, Uncategorized, WRITING

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Some Thoughts on Addiction

I was in the air when I heard the news. Husband and I were in the way back of a big United Airlines plane flying home from San Francisco. A mom in the row ahead of us pointed at the…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Uncategorized

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ADR Monday Moments 02.03.14

Owl by Big Girl.

I don’t remember why I took this, but I think I look happy. (And tired.)

On Friday, we flew to California to visit my sister-in-law J, brother-in-law N and their adorable new babies.

Swoon. I’m not…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., LOVE, Monday Moments, The Fam

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ADR Friday Loves 01.31.14

i’m loving…
… this blog series in which I’m participating. (Kicks off next week!)
… these beautiful reflections on writing & faith.
… this fascinating read on success.
… this new season.
… this commercial.
… this bird.
… these…

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Posted in: DAILY GRIND, Friday Loves, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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