Earrings for Gigi?

December 30, 2013

First of all, four year olds aren’t in charge of making life decisions. Logically, I know this to be true. I’m the parent. No means no. Because I said so. I walked up hill both ways in the snow to do whatever asinine thing you are trying to weasel out of to play XBox. I’ll […]

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House Rule: In These Bodies We Dance

December 16, 2013

How do I teach my daughter to love her body? Good question, I don’t know. It’s actually terrifying. I have no experience liking my body before age 29. I failed in elementary school. I bombed in high school. College was a blurry mess. I can’t sit here and pretend to have any idea how to […]

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Cheers, Betty.

December 6, 2013

Having a live tree has been a live, in-home therapy session for my closeted holiday OCD. We had such a magical day planned to go pick out the perfect tree. We’d hop in the car and sing Christmas carols the whole way. We’d walk together down the rows and rows of trees, homemade hot chocolate […]

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Women Who Made The World Happier… And Me Verklempt

November 25, 2013

Ladies Home Journal just shared their list of 16 women who made the world happier this year. Scout Leader Connie Bell, Therapy Dog trainer Marcie Beedy, Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, Female Bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd, Opera Singer Camille Zamora, Shoes That Fit Founder Jill Calhoun, Model Cameron Russell, Inventor Veronika Scott, J. Crew Designer Jenna Lyons, […]

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Thanksgiving Dressing

November 22, 2013

Over the river and through the woods… It’s almost Thanksgiving, and if was up to me, the only requirement would be a hair tie and my eating sweats, but in my house, it’s a holiday that requires a touch of decorum, and an underwire bra. I mean, we’re rarely fancy, but I like to eat warm […]

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We’re Boring. We Can’t Help It.

November 20, 2013

For a while there, we could blame our hermitism and societal lameness on the children. Gosh, we’d love to go out, but we don’t have a sitter…. we’re exhausted… Wyatt is sick… Jude has a game in the morning… Gigi swallowed our car keys.  Kids are like built in get-out-of-shit cards. But the real truth of […]

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The Season of Kindness… to Yourself

November 14, 2013

This time of year, it’s always super easy to get into the holiday spirit. The spirit of giving. The spirit of love. The spirit of kindness. We take all those amazing emotions and actions, and plaster them across mankind in a selfless act of compassion and humanity, and it’s wonderful. Truly, it’s what Upworthy videos are […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse!

November 7, 2013

Trips to Disney World are legendarily known for their magic, a notion that holds especially true for me. You see, every time I visit, something wonderful happens. Whether it’s fashion campaigns, or Good Morning Americas, or gatherings with friends… magic happens here. Which is why it’s especially fitting to be back in this place, once […]

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Dream the Impossible Dream. Shorts.

November 5, 2013

There comes a point in your life when you feel comfortable with your thighs rubbing together in hot, public places. I am not at that exit yet. I’m on the exit ramp, off to the side, where the truckers park to sleep. I’m not talking about mentally comfortable. In fact, after 20 hours in a […]

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Halloween 2013

October 31, 2013

La la laaaa la la.  We didn’t have our big Halloween bash this year. I’ve been injured and in a foul mood about it, plus we’re leaving for Florida tomorrow, so things just got a little too busy to properly plan a soiree. Unfortunately, that also means that I didn’t have anywhere to don a […]

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