What To Read Now || August 2018 (30 Minutes for 30 Days)

By all appearances, life is back to normal after two weeks of traveling with the girls and Aaron.  There’s an almond milk latte on my right and the sage hued linen curtains are pulled closed across the office window behind me. (A sight that Aaron will with one hundred percent certainty remark on if he walks in.)  Childcare has been arranged. My computer is open.  Yet I’m moving slower, as if still taking in Pollock at MoMA or observing the seagrass of Martha’s Vineyard bend as the wind wills it.  I’m okay with …

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What To Read Now || Spring

We are leaving for Stockholm in three days and I feel utterly unprepared.  When it comes to travel, I’m such a planner. You know the person that plans a three week trip to Europe with nothing but a backpack and a Eurail pass in hand? I’m the opposite. It’s not that I need my days scheduled, but if there is a can’t miss restaurant then I want to have a reservation and should we find ourselves in a particular neighborhood, I want to know what all of my options are for that area. (If you know anything about the …

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Real Talk with Real Moms || Favorite Books

Do you remember the first book that really made an impact on you?  I loved to read as a kid and fell in love with the Little House on the Prairie series. I would read them over and over until their pages were well worn and my mother, with a concerned look in her eye, forced me to the backyard with my sisters.  Little has changed– except maybe the amount of time I have to devote to reading– it’s still one of my favorite ways to unwind, to learn about new things, and to recharge.  We thought for this next round of our Real …

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What to Read Now || Summer

I met a woman the other day while waiting to get my car washed who was reading a book I hadn’t yet seen and when I asked her about it she said it was for her book club.  She was in her early sixties and went on to say that she had been a part of this same book club for over 30 years!  Some members had come and gone, but the core group has mostly stayed the same for over three decades.  Can you imagine?!  Have you ever been a part of a book club?  I can’t get this woman off of my mind and I’ve been thinking maybe this …

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