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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 …

Q&A

10.07.21

Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, Brand Partnerships

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about …

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about attachment to my girls, relationships with my parents, and brand partnerships. Let’s get to it. Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, and  Brand Partnerships Personal question: Did you struggle with attachment to your girls due to your …

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09.14.21

Walking Away From My Start-Up

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. This is …

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08.01.21

The Lessons I Learned Starting Over in a New City

It’s been 11 years – more than a decade since I moved from …

It’s been 11 years – more than a decade since I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago. Most of the people I know who relocated made the move for a job, partner, or had some sort of connection to their new city. Then there’s me. I made the somewhat irrational …

Career

01.11.21

Making a Major Life Change

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. Making a major life change is huge, and sharing it here makes it (really) real. In 2012, I cofounded The Everygirl. I was in my late 20s, single, had zero connections, and …

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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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06.25.19

Life Lately: June 2019

I never got around to writing a life lately post in May and …

I never got around to writing a life lately post in May and have only published 2 blog posts this month, so I could talk about being behind, but the reality is that I needed to slow down, and that’s ok. I’ve said this before, but I love blogging and …

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12.30.18

The Best of 2018

Any time one year ends and another begins, I can’t help but reflect …

Any time one year ends and another begins, I can’t help but reflect on the year. On what I hope to accomplish in the new year. According to my last year’s recap, 2017 was a “whirlwind”. I got married and found out I was pregnant just one month later. But …

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09.28.18

Let’s Talk About Hate Following and Online Bullying

I’ve wanted to address this topic for a while now but never wanted …

I’ve wanted to address this topic for a while now but never wanted to acknowledge how unkind some people can be when most of you are so wonderful. This post has been written, saved as a draft, and deleted several times over the past year but today, I finally hit publish. I’m …

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08.05.18

Eight Years In Chicago

Every year, when August 1st rolls around, I get all sentimental about my …

Every year, when August 1st rolls around, I get all sentimental about my move from Los Angeles to Chicago. I write one of these posts every year because apparently I’m a huge sap, and because I love looking back at how much things have changed. Somehow, 8 years have passed …

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02.14.18

Our Story: How We Met on Tinder

It’s Valentine’s Day so  I thought today would be a good day to …

It’s Valentine’s Day so  I thought today would be a good day to share the story of how we met. This “holiday” may be my least favorite since I prefer white flowers to red ones. I’ll also take gummy candy to chocolate and the term “galentines” makes me cringe a little …