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New mamas need some help

My only sibling just had her first baby almost two months ago, which means that I am now officially an aunt (much to my utter joy and delight!). We live on opposite sides of the country, but last week I was able to go and visit her and her hubby, and meet my new nephew. (read more…)

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A new way to subscribe to the blog!

Hi friends—just a quick but super important announcement here. After almost seven years, this blog is finally moving to a better email subscription service. If you’re already subscribed to the blog via email, your email address should have migrated to our new service, so there’s nothing you need to do! (But read on for a (read more…)

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On resisting the digital and embracing the analog

I recently spent ten days in Tuscany with Kyle and some writer friends, and my re-entry has been a bit more brutal than I would have guessed. Picture this: rolling cultivated hills seen usually on wine bottles or in b-grade hotel art—absolutely everywhere you look; air sweet as honey, food you’ve only dreamed about. Sounds (read more…)

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Weekend links

Surrounded by digital distractions, we can’t even stop to think :: NPR Not all passports are equal, as this map will show you :: HuffPo How Finland keeps kids focused through free play :: The Atlantic This brilliant trick will help you bike in a skirt without flashing everyone :: Slate 30 magical photos of (read more…)

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Naming and framing

I‘ve been amazed, time and time again, at the power of what I call “names and frames.” Basically, what you name a problem, and how you frame it, can radically change how you feel about it, and how you work on solving it. For most of Sarah’s and my married life, money’s been very tight. (read more…)

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