Listen to Your Mother #LTYM Portland Cast Videos are UP!

And the videos from the 38 other shows too! Snuggle into a comfy chair, grab some wine and the soft tissues, settle in and watch. Your life will never be the same. My video is #12, and I haven’t watched it yet, but maybe you can tell me it was all fine, and you loved it, and […]

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Owning It

Do You Apologize for Your Accomplishments? At a young age, I learned to hide my gifts. I learned to be ashamed of my straight-A’s. Well, that’s a little lie. I didn’t get straight-A’s. I got straight C’s in handwriting, and once–in Fifth Grade–I got a B in Religion, a grade which sent me into my […]

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Promises

As I begin the new year lying in bed with a sinus infection after an insomniac night propelled by a late-afternoon four-hour ‘nap’, I must admit there are some promises I need to make to myself if only to avoid the shame of sleeping til noon at my age. Go to bed at a regular […]

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IKEA: Hack my Family!

IKEA Toy Loft bunkbed Mydal hack

If I Had An IKEA Family… Our home would, at all times, be dappled with golden light streaming through windows unblemished with greasy fingerprints. It would be soft and warm, but never glaring, and always photo-ready. There would be no dust fairies dancing in that light. Instead, my children would dance like fairies, delighted with their […]

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Inspired at BlogHer14

BlogHer14 Was A Blast!! I went to BlogHer14 not really knowing anybody and a little nervous about whether I’d fit in. The whole experience was an exercise in trusting my gut, reaching out, making friends, and building connections. I left rejuvenated and doubly committed to making blogging an essential part of my life. I have SO MUCH […]

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