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Portrait of a Mother

She answered the door wearing neither makeup nor shoes. She wore a t-shirt and cut off denim shorts and a closely cropped haircut that was devoid of any styling product.  She smiled as she opened her home to me and … Continue reading

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The Downside of Travel: Saying Goodbye to Great Strangers

One of the best things about travel is meeting new people. It is also one of the hardest. I’ve spent the last three days in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a press trip, a PR-driven tour of a city meant to … Continue reading

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My VOTY Video and TV News Debut {Videos}

If you’re at work, you might want to bookmark this post to read over the weekend. Because, you know, you surely do not want to miss the chance to see me on video twice. First up, in August I read … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: Week 2 in New York City

Last week we were still in New York City, a gift I will forever be grateful for no matter where this trip or this life takes us. Two weeks in New York City is truly a luxury, and not just … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights: The #BlogHer11 Edition

I’ve been in San Diego since Wednesday for BlogHer ‘11, a massive blogging conference that I’ve been attending annually since 2009. Like the picture above, it was a blur of happiness, awesome, and sweat. It was both a confidence boost … Continue reading

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Happiness Highlights from Week 2 in DC

Last week was our second in the Washington, D.C. area and we learned a valuable lesson: Staying at least two weeks in one place is awesome. We were less rushed and we had the luxury of going back more than … Continue reading

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Going Away

“You can never discover new oceans, unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Anonymous, Senior quote for Britt Lutgen. When I chose those words to be typed next to my picture in the yearbook back in … Continue reading

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Refueling

I have been feeling the stress the last couple of weeks. I told myself it was normal. I took the necessary steps to maintain my sanity – eating right, sleeping, shutting off the computer at night when I could not … Continue reading

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On My 11th Wedding Anniversary

I flipped through my wedding album last night in preparation for writing a post about my 11th wedding anniversary for today. I was caught off guard by how much had changed since those photos were taken 11 years ago. Marriages … Continue reading

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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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