Be yourself - everyone else is taken.

On being you

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Recently I attended a conference where I met someone whom I can only describe as “my people”. For me, a relatively introverted, insecure woman, it’s always a revelation when you meet someone you (read more…)

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Sweet ideas for simple and meaningful baby showers

I have such fond memories of each shower thrown for me as an expectant mama, but one event stands out as a favorite. When I was hugely pregnant with our twin sons, my friends in our neighborhood put together a lovely and low-key shower that was wonderfully without cheesy games or extravagant decor. Glasses of (read more…)

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Having new eyes

Writing this post has been on my mind for months now—What will I say when that time comes? It’s the last thing I’m writing on this side of the pond… by the time you’re reading this, there’s a good chance we’re about to head to the airport, somewhere in the sky over the Pacific, or (read more…)

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“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” -J.M. Barrie

Weekend links

How much truth is there with daring to live? :: Suitcases to Sippycups Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent :: NY Times Friday night pasta: How to change your life with meatballs :: Serious Eats Zilla van den Born faked Asia trip on Facebook while still in her Amsterdam flat :: News.com.au Instagram envy, being (read more…)

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Living simply – even when people don’t understand

Envelope. Encapsulate. Nurture. These words were the guide as I drew a pencil line across the paper, eight feet long, in quarter-inch scale. The vision of this wall and its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves flashed onto the screen of my mind like a slide in a projector. Yes, this would work: three-feet-six for the width of the (read more…)

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