Life, Self-Expression, and Learning to Love What You Need

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    Embarrassment

    The other night I took my 6-year-old to gymnastics. This is the conversation that occurred as we got out of the car. Lo: Can you drop me off? Me: Uhm, no because that would not…

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    On Trending Topics and Goat Cheese Biscuits

    Sometimes when something big/serious/viral/anything happens, social media feeds are full of opinions. Chock-a-block opinions. Educational, necessary, unnecessary,…

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    Playgrounds and Bliss

    I read something in one of those French parenting books that kids can play without our constant intervention. How is that possible? How can a child know what to do on a…

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    Watching a World Cup Match Pictorial

    Our Soccer team got together to watch the US play. “Pre” Pre-Game – Yes, we did.  The Brunch Club still goes on.  We are firm believers that brunch and…

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    Our Life during World Cup Week 1

    The World Cup started this week in Brazil. You don’t care? Alas, no one is perfect.  In our house, we are eating and sleeping World Cup. The official start was Thursday, June…

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    The Grass is Always Greener and the Morning Commute

    I would say that I spent the majority of my life wishing for something different. A better body, trendier clothes to go along with my better body, nicer car, bigger house, better…

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    The Warrior Song – My Messy Beautiful

    This essay and I are part of the Messy, Beautiful Warrior Project — To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE! And to learn about the New York Times Bestselling Memoir Carry On…

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    The Non-Definitive Guide to Traveling with Young Children

    When traveling with young children, one of the first things I think to ask is what should I take? Should I take a car seat or rent one? Can I take snacks on the plane? What…

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    A Paris Pictorial

    In case you missed it, I travelled with my family to Paris over Spring Break.  This is the Paris portion as recorded by my camera. Day 1 – Arrival in Paris and ready for…

    Fear and Ebola

    I can’t contain it anymore. It has to be said, in all caps, even. STOP. TELLING. PEOPLE. HOW. TO. FEEL. Stop telling people in a roundabout…

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