Friday Faves: Book Addict

Hello, my name is Amy and I am a book-aholic. You guys, I have a problem. Some people gamble. Some can’t stop buying shoes. I am addicted to books. I love to buy them. I don’t necessary always read them. Or at least finish them. But I have a lot of them. They sit inRead more…

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100 Days

After 73 days and a lot of breath wasted on telling me there was “nothing to do,” my youngest child went back to school today. And while a little over 10 weeks doesn’t sound so long in theory, when you’re trying to maintain a freelance writing career as well as attempting to keep things livelyRead more…

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Perfect Dinner to Cure the End-of-Summer Blues

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I’m over this summer. It’s like, enough already. If summer was a person, I’d tell her that she’s been very nice and all and provided us – at least here along the coast of New Jersey – with some pretty gorgeous weather but it’s time to say adieu.Read more…

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Doors Open. Doors Close.

File this one under: “Sometimes when one door closes, another one opens.” Or: “Doors open and close all the time.” It’s been strange here, this first full week of no other ladies living in my house. There’s been no one for me to tell that I’m fat (that terrible female pastime in which I oftenRead more…

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Yes, Please (Part 2)

To be filed under “Everyone’s a Comedian.” Also: “Just say ‘Yes.’” My 12yo son and I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday to stock up on English muffins and frozen strawberries. A weekly event. As we scurried through the hot parking lot toward the icy interior of the store, a woman I had noticed as IRead more…

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Welcome to Dudeville

Aside from my TV viewing habits – which skew towards zombies and bald methamphetamine dealers – I am a girly-girl. I like manicures and gossip and shopping. I’m afraid of spiders. I am not adverse to long conversations about the benefits of Keratin treatments and waxing and discovering the latest Ballard Designs catalog in the mailRead more…

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Happy Birthday, Halle Berry!

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Leo, or an extrovert or just a raging narcissist but I’ve always loved my birthday. I love being the center of attention. I’ve totally come to terms with it. And maybe it’s because I grew up with so many siblings and never had a proper birthday partyRead more…

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Abandon Ship! Leaving Your Kids Home Alone for the Weekend

A few weeks ago I attended a big blogging conference in New York and was excited to meet the ladies behind Grown and Flown face to face. Their site focuses on parenting issues for those of us with kiddos in the 15 to 25 age range. In other words, parents who thought — all those years agoRead more…

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