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What’s Making Me Happy In January

Welcome to the next installment of “What’s Making Me Happy,” a monthly series about the things that are brightening my life! And boy, does it need brightening this month. I need pepping up every time I turn on the news or look at social media. I couldn’t live without my… Himalayan Salt Lamp   I recently moved this lamp from the living room to the bedroom. In the living... read more

Fall Reading Round-Up

Fall reading has been a bounty of riches! I’ve jumped right back into my Kindle-while-nursing habit, and since I’m nursing a lot, and need good books to keep me awake at 2AM (see category below) my reading time has increased in both quality and quantity. I’ve read- ready for this?- 20 books since Eleanor was born, just over 6 weeks ago. Add that to the 9 I read earlier in the fall, and... read more

What’s Making Me Happy In November

November has been a happy/stressful time in my personal life (my daughter was born; I’m writing a novel in a month) and a traumatic/stressful time in our country. To ease the stress for both me and you, I am reinstating a series of posts listing the little things that are making me happy. I used to call this “What I’m Into;” some bloggers call it “What’s Saving My Life... read more

If You Want To Discover What You Love, Leave Home

Last weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Vermont. We hadn’t made many plans for the trip: we had a room booked for two nights at a B&B, and we knew the route we planned to take up north, but that was about it. We’d never been to the area before. When we left, I had no idea how we were going to fill the time, but I was excited to find out. Vacations are like a microcosm of what we want... read more

A Breastfeeding Timeline

Breastfeeding, Day 1: Wait, why is this so hard? Don’t all mammals do this naturally? Isn’t my baby supposed to have the instinct to nurse? Why did I take all of those “breastfeeding essentials” classes? This is impossible! Day 4: Phew! I’m glad I stuck it out. I think we’re getting the hang of this. But- wait, my milk is coming in. Ouch! I mean…. it’s ticklish… I... read more

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