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Ordinary Days

Lately I’ve been asking my friends if they’ve ever heard of something called FaceTune. Read more

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My parents have lived in the same familiar house, on the same quiet street, in our hometown for 37 years, and now they’ve decided to move. Read more

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These accidental lessons remind me that my own children are absorbing the same from me — things I unconsciously teach them while I’m actually working hard to teach them other, more meaningful lessons. Read more

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A couple months ago, my family went to the Smoky Mountains for a vacation. One day, we went on a hike that took us from a busy parkway up a trail and into the silence. Read more

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Adult friendships can be hard. Perhaps adult female friendships even more so. Read more

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Not long ago, I was rushing out the door to go to a book event and Kate stopped me as I put on my shoes. Read more

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As Book 4 hovers in front of me, it’s possible a yearly membership at the climbing gym may be in my future. Read more

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As an adult, I’ve discovered something about myself that either wasn’t a trait of mine when I was younger, or I just wasn’t perceptive enough to realize it: I am a pretty terrible decision-maker. Read more

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I overheard the most amazing thing at Target the other day. I was in the toy section with my daughters, looking for birthday presents for a variety of friends, when I heard someone in the next aisle giving an earnest pep talk to someone on the phone. Read more

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Of all the things I’ve learned so far on this publishing adventure, the one that keeps rearing its ugly head is the fact that self-promotion is weird and uncomfortable. Read more

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My 5-year-old daughter Sela recently caught a lizard in our backyard and begged to bring it inside so it could be cozy. Read more

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There’s a pledge floating around Facebook called “Wait Until 8th.” Maybe you’ve seen it. The idea is that parents pledge to not give their children a smartphone until they’re in eighth grade. Read more

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Before I had kids, one of my favorite things in the winter was to have an afternoon — or even just a couple hours — with absolutely nothing to do. Read more

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Whether we consider ourselves glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, I think many of us flawed humans are naturally hardwired to negativity. Read more

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When I tell people I’m a writer, that it’s what I do with my time when I’m not holding up flashcards or cooking dinner, they tend to get starry-eyed. Read more

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On my way to publishing “The Hideaway,” I sent out 70 query letters to literary agents. Of those 70, I received 41 rejection letters. Read more

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Lately, my kids have been curious about and interested in the idea of falling in love, getting married and what my and Matt’s wedding was like. Read more

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For seven years now, we’ve been able to mostly avoid cable TV shows for our kids. Read more

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Usually by this part of the summer, I’m ready for the start of school — or at least the coming of a new season. Read more

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