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Podcast: Best of Both Worlds

Podcast: Best Laid Plans


Another J-CALL weekend

Laura and I recently recorded a podcast about teens and tweens (coming up!). As we opened up our discussion, I asked about the “magic age” when it gets easier, and she reminded me that I’ve mentioned that I am finding it easier now than…

January 23, 2021

5 on a Friday

1- TWO podcasts to check out: No Stupid Questions with Freakonomics host Steven Dubener + Grit author and psychologist Angela Duckworth. Love their discussions which often center around the intersection of economics and psychology. Routine & Things with Ashley Brown. Short + sweet and…

January 22, 2021
COVID19 life Planners Travel

The Future & Planning

Happy Inauguration Day! (Very much hoping it is celebratory yet . . . uneventful. Please.) Each morning, I am still hearing Michelle Obama’s voice in my brain through Becoming (about 80% done) and it has been great fun. I haven’t gotten to the part…

January 20, 2021
life Parenting

Attitude, Energy, Essence

We have had some good nights and some bad nights with the kids recently. And it has made me think. Why do the kids respond so differently to the same circumstances sometimes? Why is getting ready for bed effortless one night and as demanding…

January 19, 2021
COVID19 Parenting Weekend

Weekend Continued

We did go to “Mingo Gardens” yesterday (as G calls it), and it was pretty glorious. We met up with friends (my close friend from Miami Beach + her two kids — also solo parenting while dad worked) and didn’t even bother to see…

January 17, 2021
COVID19 life Parenting


Josh is on call (this weekend + next, to make up for missed call during our quarantine/COVID saga). Today ✅ LIIFT4 back/bicep circuit. Had to go way down on weights – guess that is what a month of a lot less strength training will…

January 16, 2021
Goals Habits life Reading

5 on a Friday

1- Annabel got a palate expander. She has never been one to be particularly zen about discomfort (understatement) so . . . as one might imagine, this has not been a seamless transition for her. I pureed her dinner last night because being hangry…

January 15, 2021
COVID19 life Parenting

“My Energy Is My Own”

I heard this yesterday on the Girls Next Door Podcast (one of my favorites, by the way). This was said by Erica Ladd, one of the show’s cohosts, and it really resonated with me. I think she said she got it from a therapy…

January 14, 2021