Four newsletters worth reading

January 10, 2020 in Thoughts

It seems like everyone has a newsletter these days. Many ad agencies are hailing them as the best way to build and maintain an audience, and plenty of brands are willing to shell out the big bucks to start their own (or sponsor someone who has already found success).

The best newsletters are the ones who are written by people with a genuine love of sharing what they’ve found and a solid sense of humor. They have a dedication to the grind involved in putting out a newsletter regularly and a thoughtfulness that accounts for a range of topics, even the controversial ones.

Here’s a few that I always open as soon as they hit my inbox.

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5 books you need to read in 2020

January 6, 2020 in Books

In 2019, I joyfully turned the (digital) pages of 79 books. I read on trains, planes, automobiles, and occasionally in the bathroom (it’s quiet in there!)

If you have a goal to read more in 2020, these suggestions should give you a few ideas of where to start. If you’re looking for even more suggestions (!!), take a look at my top six books from 2018.

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5 Things I Wish Parents Knew About My Daugher’s Food Allergy

May 12, 2019 in Advocacy / Motherhood

When my daughter started eating solids at five months, I remember how zen I was about food allergies. We had no family history of them, and I had no plans to sit in our pediatrician’s parking lot when I fed her peanuts for the first time, or hover over her high chair while she tried scrambled eggs.

So it does seem a little ironic that out of all my pals with babies who stressed about feeding the top 8 allergens, I’m the one who has a child with a food allergy.

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Best Reads of April 2019

May 1, 2019 in Books

I didn’t set out to create a collection of slightly sad books. But after looking over the list of completed reads this month, these were the stories that stood out to me the most.

Despite being a little bit heavy, all of these novels and memoirs added something valuable to my perspective— from exploring the blowback caused by unexpected DNA test results to hearing about the connection between women, today’s culture of overwork, and alcoholism.

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Restoring a Stokke Tripp Trapp

April 23, 2019 in DIY / Motherhood

I’m not usually the person who has luck finding name brand items at thrift stores. Vintage lamps and cute dresses for my daughter? Check and check. But when it comes to recognizing things that people love, I’m pretty clueless.

However, one thing I do know a lot about is bougie baby stuff. I was cruising the back room of our local Salvation Army this weekend looking for a matching pair of walnut nightstands when I spotted something I recognized.

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