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The only safe place to go.

The only safe place to go.

I've been flatlining for months - exhausted, crawling into bed at 2pm each day, wondering where all my energy has gone. I listen to the news and it's full of vitriol and hate. Bombs. Shootings. More hate. I can hardly listen without going...

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Good enough mom.

Good enough mom.

He texted, "What question do you not want me to ask you? What question would you find disconcerting?" I didn't write it. I didn't dare. But what came to mind was this: Are you a good mother? Because all I can see sometimes is how I fail...

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How to Be Legendary

How to Be Legendary

Ben was in a talent show at the local toy store last year. When I asked him what he'd like to do, he said he'd like to perform one of his songs. His "songs" at the time were a mashup of jewish folk tunes and heavy metal. The likes of...

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The crime of outshining

The crime of outshining

One of my biggest, most formative wounds happened when I was in the sixth grade. I was part of a triad of friends, three besties that played together every recess, went home together after school and told each other every last secret....

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The magic wishbone + how we really get our wishes.

The magic wishbone + how we really get our wishes.

Recently, I attended a miraculous weekend retreat with a group of friends. We spent five days sharing stories, making collaborative paintings, taking gorgeous beach walks and coaching each other around our businesses + creative work. We...

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Important-er than a diaper

Important-er than a diaper

He was crying on the green couch the other night. I had yelled-- don’t remember why -- something about the bathtub and the Oreo cookie Nico had snuck into it and then submerged, little spongy bits of Oreo floating throughout the tub. But...

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Our little LA fiasco! 😫

Our little LA fiasco! 😫

Remember that bacon-wrapped hot dog?   If you read my last newsletter, you might know that my son got food poisoning from a bacon-wrapped hot dog from a street vendor. (I know, sketchy!) But when I started the same uncontrollable...

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The pumpkin pie pusher.

The pumpkin pie pusher.

She saw me holding the pie with a look of uncertainty. "Do you need some help?" she asked. "How much is it?" I replied, aware that gluten-free pies (or anything gluten free) can be super expensive. She showed me the bottom of the box -...

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