Posts in category "Life"

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers have been high on our music rotation lately. I love their unique sound and heartfelt lyrics, but never knew much about the brothers, family and band mates. Judd Apatow clearly does too as he and Michael Bonfiglio created May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers. Filmed over two years during... Read more »

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt

Broken bones, anesthesia and guilt
My daughter broke her arm in two places a few nights ago. My guilt is heavy for not being in the room and stopping the reckless game and I’m scared for her first experience with anesthesia.  The injury was not from the trampoline or gymnastics, it happened simply playing with her brother and an odd and unfortunate fall. After five... Read more »

How to make mom friends

How to make mom friends
The kids are back to school and although our little ones generally transition easily, for some of us it is a challenge to make mom friends.  I’ve made many mom friends over the years beginning with our babies in playgroup.  As is life, people move, new schools start, our kids needs shift and again as moms... Read more »
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How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston earlier this week and although the rain has stopped many have lost their home, belongings and pets. Much help is still needed and I’m making it easy for you to contribute by clicking the links below. Money is the best way to assist the many people that need the aid. Financial donations... Read more »

How I Built This Podcast is a must listen to

How I Built This Podcast is a must listen to
Recently I had a five hour drive to pick up and drive home my daughter from a fun Indiana weekend with her grandparents.  The entire drive there and back I listened to the How I Built This with Guy Raz podcast on NPR. This easy to listen to podcast is about entrepreneurs and how they... Read more »

What you need to know about the solar eclipse

What you need to know about the solar eclipse
A solar eclipse is planned for Monday, August 21, 2017. The total eclipse is visible in a 65-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina.  A partial eclipse is visible in North American and parts of South America. This celestial event will happen when the moon completely covers the sun and the sun’s atmosphere called, the... Read more »
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40 pieces of advice on turning 40

40 pieces of advice on turning 40
I’m on the cusp of turning 40 and instead of sharing what I’ve learned in the last forty years, I figured I would ask older and wiser friends, family and my writer and mom communities for their advice on this milestone birthday. “40 was the beginning of the new me. Wait- it was actually the... Read more »

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday

An interview with my nine-year-old on her birthday
My little girl turns nine today!  This year she embraced a new house, neighborhood, school and friends and has impressed me with her resilience, kindness and knowledge.  I’m proud of the strong girl she is growing into and my heart swells when I watch her dance and create art, songs, stories and games. She is... Read more »

A Chill way to break up your day

A Chill way to break up your day
My sweet friend Nina and I treated ourselves to a rare girls day into the city yesterday to visit Chill Chicago. Nina wrote all about our lovely experience that you can read here or press play below and listen to our short recap of the special day. I believe that meditation will make you more productive,... Read more »
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Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8

Outdaughtered is the new Jon and Kate Plus 8
Did you used to watch Jon and Kate Plus 8? If yes, you need to see Outdaughtered on TLC. Many years ago when my kids were babies, I loved to watch the young “normal” parents as they navigated eight children.  I admired Kate’s organization and watched in awe as she constantly yelled at her husband.... Read more »