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I ask a lot of questions. Always have. Just ask my sister who had to listen to my “What if?”and “What’s your favorite…” or “What would you choose?” 24/7. So it should come as no surprise that I have always loved reading the Proust Questionnaire in the back of Vanity Fair magazines. Today I thought […]

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Following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is one of the most important days kicking off the holiday season: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday, celebrating generosity and giving back in any way that you can. This video provides countless fabulous ideas for giving back: I am so inspired by all the wonderful, moving […]

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Last year, Mini-Me and I shocked our family by making Thanksgiving dinner. If you know anything about me, then you know I can’t cook. I’m more of a baker, and even that’s a stretch. And you should also know, to the great relief of my family, that this year I’m making reservations. Everyone is ecstatic! […]

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There’s nothing I love more than fluffing up my pillows, getting cozy in bed and reading.  Well, eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies comes in first, but this would be second on my list, for sure. It’s an eclectic bunch. A literary buffet of humor, love, drama, betrayal, adventure, self discovery, and even biblical insights. […]

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  Looking for some quick inspiration? Here are the best writing advice tweets this week:   “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” #WritingTips -Larry L. King pic.twitter.com/wwEoFmtYzC — The Script Lab (@TheScriptLab) November 15, 2014 A lot of people talk about writing. The secret is to write, not […]

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Here are the answers from yesterday’s 5 Truths and A Lie game. Thank you for all the comments,  I’ve been loving them all! This has been SO. MUCH. FUN. Okay, here goes: #1 As amazingly romantic as this seems, it’s all true. I remember their sawdust floors just like it was yesterday. My “future husband” […]

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Today is Day #20 of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month) and to celebrate the fact we have just ten more days to go (YIPPIE!), a group of us have decided to play a game called 5 Truths and a Lie game.   Below are 5 truths about me and 1 big fat lie. Can you […]

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Okay, is it wrong to say this viral break up text made my day? My sense of humor might be a little warped, but this speaks to me. At first I thought it was funny, but, then I realized I’m pretty sure I dated a guy like this once or twice. Call me old fashioned… […]

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I spent the early morning unsubscribing from email alerts from stores I don’t even remember subscribing to and turning off email alerts from a social media platform I rarely visit (*cough* Google+). I’m tired of the noise. I’m tired of my inbox overflowing with stuff I don’t want to see and probably never will. I’m […]

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Here are some interesting articles and videos I enjoyed this week. From writing prompts, to parenting advice, to help for the sleep deprived (me!), to the ridiculous, and everything in between. Enjoy!     Parents: Let Harvard Go This Feminist Twist On “The Princess Bride” Will Give You Life 500 Prompts For Narrative And Personal […]

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Chris Erskine, my favorite humor columnist and L.A. resident wordsmith, writes The L.A. Time’s  The Middle Ages. I have been following his clever, delightful, hilarious articles for years. His Saturday pieces about himself and his family have always left me in stitches and inspired me as a parent and a writer. So when I came […]

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