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01.17.22

On My Mind This Week: 1/17/21

On My Mind This Week, 1/17/21: A Big Launch, Isolation, and Thoughts on …

On My Mind This Week, 1/17/21: A Big Launch, Isolation, and Thoughts on Where to Donate for Childhood Cancer Isolation and winter are starting to get to me. I know it’s hitting harder after a difficult treatment week and I know that things have been hard for all of us.

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01.04.22

On My Mind This Week: 1.4.22

On My Mind This Week: 1.4.22 Our nanny is off for one more …

On My Mind This Week: 1.4.22 Our nanny is off for one more week, so we’re spending time with the girls and getting work done when we can. We each take the girls for an hour or two while the other one works and/or works out, and we have Kate’s …

Family

01.01.22

Year In Review: A Look Back at 2021

2021 was…something. It wasn’t my favorite year, but there was a lot of …

2021 was…something. It wasn’t my favorite year, but there was a lot of happiness. We started the year inpatient at the hospital which I suppose felt appropriate and ended the year together at home. Isolation, continued cancer treatment, two rounds of major oral surgery, and missed memories with family and …

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12.27.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.27.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.27.21 1. Christmas with the …

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.27.21 1. Christmas with the girls was magic but I’m ready to move on. I went a little overboard on toys but we’re going to be at home until this c*vid wave (and cold and flu season) die down. It’s about to …

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12.21.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.21.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.21.21 1. Let’s start this …

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.21.21 1. Let’s start this on a light note, because I have a lot of feelings today and this might get a little heavy. Now that Succession is over, Conor and I were talking about needing a new show. It feels like …

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12.14.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.15.21

Here’s what’s on my mind this week. 10 Things: What’s On My Mind …

Here’s what’s on my mind this week. 10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.15.21 1. Thank you to everyone who donated to our Lurie Children’s fundraiser! We reached our goal, and I matched another $2500! Between our fundraisers for Alex Lemonade Stand and our hospital’s oncology department, we’re …

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12.09.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.9.21

This post took way too long to write. My sister messaged me at …

This post took way too long to write. My sister messaged me at 9AM to see if I had watched thew new SATC because naturally, she watched it at 5AM. 🙃 So I took a real lunch break to watch it and had to outline the creative direction for an …

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11.29.21

On My Mind This Week: 11.29.21

I started this the other evening when I was sitting by the tree …

I started this the other evening when I was sitting by the tree with my little Buddy. The girls were asleep and I was catching up on work, as I often do a night. There was some online shopping (just ordered a few basics on sale) and watching my first …

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11.21.21

10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 11.21.21

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for …

My friends Kelly and Jess have been doing these “10 things” posts for a while and Kelly suggested that I give it a go, too. Most of the time, my thoughts are not cohesive (are yours?). Between life, work, kids, the house, etc. there’s always a lot going on. This …

Wellness

10.12.21

How I Find Joy in the Everyday

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when …

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when things feel difficult or lonely, I have found myself looking for simple joys in the everyday. We’ve faced what some would consider unimaginable, yet to others, we’re actually very lucky. I know that, too. Since we’re still …

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09.14.21

Moving On

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I …

This is the start of a new chapter, and it’s one that I am excited to share with you. The sale of my half of The Everygirl is now finalized. I am no longer an owner and am no longer a part of The Everygirl or The Everymom.  At first, …

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07.30.21

Thoughts From a Cancer Mom: What It’s Like Going Through Treatment During COVID

I am someone who does not take any risks when health is concerned.

I am someone who does not take any risks when health is concerned. Our family started isolating a week early last year, months before our daughter’s Leukemia diagnosis. Yes, our circumstances are different than most, but we are not that unique and as a society, we have completely let down …

Career

01.11.21

A New Year. A Big, Life-Changing Decision.

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement …

Even though I’ve had a few weeks to process this news, this announcement feels like a big deal. Sharing it here makes it (really) real. In 2012, I cofounded The Everygirl. I was in my late 20s, single, had zero connections, and wanted to help other women feel inspired. I …

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01.02.20

Hello 2020: Remembering the Last Decade

Ten years ago, I was 27, living in Los Angeles, and trying to …

Ten years ago, I was 27, living in Los Angeles, and trying to figure out my career as a self-taught blog designer. It wasn’t the best time for me, and I found myself really struggling and stuck in a dead-end relationship with a verbally abusive sociopath. I hit a low …

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09.01.19

Coming Soon: Anecdote Showroom and Online Shop

I am so, so excited to finally share the big news with you! …

I am so, so excited to finally share the big news with you! Yes, I am a cofounder. Again. And no, I am not leaving The Everygirl Media Group. This Fall, Anecdote will launch online and open the doors to its beautiful showroom in downtown La Grange, IL. As you all …

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08.14.19

A New Mom’s Thoughts on What’s Happening in Our Country

For the longest time, I stayed quiet, but not speaking out or distracting …

For the longest time, I stayed quiet, but not speaking out or distracting ourselves from what’s happening in our country is a privilege too many people don’t have. More mass shootings than days in the year, endless gun violence (something that’s so prevalent in my own city), and children being …

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05.19.19

Q&A: About Me, Style, and Motherhood

It’s not always easy staying on top of questions and messages on instagram, …

It’s not always easy staying on top of questions and messages on instagram, but I love connecting with you guys and always try my best. These Q&As can be fun but it’s a lot easier to put everything together in one post here (I’m a fast typer) vs. answering them …

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05.17.19

Why We Need to Speak Up About Women’s Rights

Yesterday on The Everygirl, we published a piece on What the Abortion Law …

Yesterday on The Everygirl, we published a piece on What the Abortion Law Means in Alabama and What You Can Do about it. In the article, we explained what’s happening and shared ways to help women in the states affected by these laws. My first post shared in instagram stories …