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Jun.22.2011
You know- before I actually was a mom. Read my new TODAY Moms blog post about the tyranny of perfection.
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Jun.15.2011
  I’m the subject of a couple of articles that posted today, one in Femomist and one at theAnti-Room. Thanks to Heather Cox and Clare Kleinedler for being so insightful.    
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Jun.15.2011
  You know- before I actually was a mom. Read my new TODAY Moms blog post about the tyranny of perfection.    
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Apr.18.2011
One of the gizmos in my snazzy new web design is a newsletter. I’m going to give away a copy of the audiobook of Some Girls, read by Tavia Gilbert. All you have to do to enter is sign up for the newsletter in the right sidebar of my blog page, then leave a comment on this post telling me you did...
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Jan.25.2011
While waiting in line at Target a few months ago, I read that Lady Gaga nearly collapsed before a show in New Zealand. Exhaustion. Dehydration. It happens to all of the pop divas at some point, it seems. A few nights later, I collapsed. Exhaustion. Dehydration. Only I collapsed on Big Panda and...
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Jan.24.2011
On Sunday, we celebrated the anniversary of the day that Tariku was first placed in our arms. He apparently got the memo that mommy was going to be a gooey, sentimental pushover that day because he turned on the wicked T-Bone charm and it totally worked. I gave him everything he wanted all day...
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Jan.24.2011
Dani Shapiro is one of my touchstones as a writer and I wanted to share a great series of blog posts she did over the holidays. She muses on each of the seven deadly sins as they relate to the writing process. Her insights will be of interest not only to writers but to anyone engaged in a creative...
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Jan.24.2011
My friend Austin Young just shot my new author photo last week. We had a fantastic morning in his beautiful garden. Because I “had” to get the photos done, I was spared the guilt of blowing off a morning, hanging out with a friend, drinking tea, gossiping and talking about art. I felt almost human...
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Jan.24.2011
In spite of my no-resolution resolution, the beginning of the year finds me at the beginning of a couple of new-ish endeavors. I’m once again in front of the blank page with a new creative project and it feels both familiar and frightening, both electric and exhausting. I confess, I love this part...
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Jan.22.2011
When I was at the National Press Club Book Fair in DC, I got turned on to a bunch of great new books, but I wanted to share with you my new fave. Aviva Goldfarb’s SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue. I’m someone who finds it terrifically challenging to keep my family fed. I enjoy cooking...