My Best Advice for Navigating Divorce

  Thoughtful people, including my friends, colleagues and acquaintances, and even customer service representatives, offered heartfelt condolences when I informed them of my divorce. I felt awkward, because by then I had already shifted into renewal and optimism. Getting divorced was the final step in a deliberation and uncoupling that had gone on for years. […]

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I am swooning over the handmade furniture in this Dutch home on The Style Files.   Kelli Kehler wrote Letting Go of Objects Connected to Grief and Lost Loved Ones for Design*Sponge, and it is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Nearly all of us face objects left behind at some point.   Last but not least, […]

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Rick Walton, children’s book author and teacher, recently passed away, much too soon. I came across this old picture of Alexandra and I with him on a post I wrote about his picture book workshop I attended five years ago. Here’s a great article about his influence. He had more than 90 books published.   […]

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I’ve been following the updates on the re-opening of the Rose Room of the New York Public Library. This article in The New Yorker is so moving. Here’s a fascinating time-lapse video of the shelving of 52,000 books. And maybe you’ve already seen the new book trains there.   I’ve been in a self-manicure mood […]

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Sending love to the Minnesota Lynx! The Los Angeles Sparks defeated the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 77-76 for the WNBA championship. It seems timely to bring up Maya Moore’s piece on increasing visibility for women’s basketball. And to say: #equalplayequalpay. If my kids seem tense while they’re trying to fall asleep, I give them this […]

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Every Friday, I gather up links to ideas, videos, articles and spaces I hope you’ll find interesting and relevant. Have a pretty weekend! Nod Free Printable Coloring Pages   The Thing All Women Do You Don’t Know About Both internally and externally, we minimize it. We have to. To not shrug it off would put […]

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So much love for Decorating for Your Differently-Abled Child on Design*Sponge. Emily Henderson’s advice on starting a creative career is so encouraging. My mom just gave the kids Pumpkin Trouble, which popped up on Everyday Reading’s list of favorite Halloween books. This might be the best presidential debate recap. I got really into Jane the […]

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