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  1. We spend most of our time on this earth learning how to be human. How to feed ourselves and maintain good hygiene. How to navigate our way through school and then through college. How to fake it those first years of adulthood and how to handle the uncertainty that comes with being on your own. We …

  2. Like billions of other people around the globe, I’ve been in an intimate relationship with the Internet for years. It all started about two decades ago when I first dialed the Web up to establish a connection (remember this sound?), and now thanks to my iPhone, we’ve never been closer. Of course, I’ve always enjoyed our …

  3. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    I have a love/hate relationship with the concept of being an “organized” person. Often times, I catch myself envying my ultra-organized friends, drooling over their spotless kitchens, wishing one morning I would wake up and take on a similar persona. Don’t let the Insta feed fool you, just out of frame, there is a pile of …

  4. Hello from Grand Cayman!! I’m notoriously bad at making time to go on a real vacation… meaning I’m doing nothing but sitting by the beach or pool with little to no itinerary for the day. I didn’t grow up with vacations like this, and even the ones my family took with our relatives were peppered with …

  5. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUNDSTONE

    Let me caveat this entire post by stating that I had a lovely holiday and that I’m grateful for all of what I received during this time of giving. What I meant to say, is that I forgot someone on my list. Namely me. I’m not going to go all “I’m a mom and I’m super …

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  7. It’s true. Almost everything looks better in the snow. I might be bias given where I’ve decided to live and build my life, but there are a lot of you Southern Cali followers who get really excited when you see an Instagram of a lightly dusted cobblestone street somewhere in Scandinavia. Because traveling allows us to …

  8. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I find myself lusting after perfectly tiled, open-shelf kitchens on Pinterest and Instagram far too often. Like multiple times a day. No matter how many kitchens I design, I just can’t get enough! Why is it that the heart of a home always seems to reside in the kitchen where the food is made, heart-to-hearts are had, and …

  9. As a life-long creative, I’ve dabbled here and there with many a medium, yet I struggled with building consistency in my artistic practice for YEARS. In 2018, I began to build a daily practice. Something sustainable and simple. Knowing that every time I make space to create, my heart, brain, soul are a little lighter. A …

  10. If there is one thing I know about caring for your skin in a harsh climate, it’s that not all products are created equal. It’s that time of year where my little niche of expertise comes in handy for those of you who are feeling a little nip of cold and need to make a couple …

  11. It’s hard to escape the past when you’ve written about it almost weekly for a decade. When I started Wit & Delight, I had little to no expectations for what would become of this little platform. 3.3 million followers later, each comment, like or note of thanks hasn’t lost its luster. Even with a thousand blog …

  12. Photos by 2nd Truth

    I’ve ruminated on writing this post for several months now, mostly because it’s insanely hard to put such a soulful experience into words. And also, it’s really difficult for me to condense all of the things I saw, thought and felt into one post. But it must be said, my two-week trip to Morocco this past November was …

  13. Before becoming a full-time freelancer, I admittedly romanticized the whole notion. Where I’d look longingly at those individuals in hipster coffee shops and coworking spaces, busy typing away at their laptops, and find myself envying their insouciant attitude and ability to set their own hours. Not to mention the very idea that they could pack up …

  14. Women do a lot of incredibly uncomfortable things: have periods, give birth, cry, try to get promotions, endure seventh grade with big boobs while each male counterpart discovers their first perverted side effects of puberty…the list goes on. I looked up “uncomfortable” in the thesaurus and it gave: annoying, bitter, difficult, agonizing, hard, troublesome, thorny, irritating, …

  15. Six months ago I found myself in a funk that was hard to shake. I was ready to give up on so many things I had worked hard to create (this website) and worried I was just too tired to show up every day and write, design, lead, make. Instead of blowing up my life (like …

  16. Now, I have an opinion when it comes to buying clothes, that’s for sure. But most often I look to my friends to point me in the right direction. I go to Dahlia for interesting pieces that make me feel powerful both inside and out, and to the two most stylish Madelines I know (Furlong and …

  17. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty safe to say we’ve ALL lived in a small space before or even tried to make a little living space work for us in some way or another. Tiny spaces can be functional, charming and full of character too. Here are a few inspirational images of spaces …

  18. BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

    When I was younger, I dreamed about the jet set lifestyle associated with traveling for business. Power suits, high-profile meetings with clients in fancy restaurants, chic hotels with killer views of Paris, New York, oh my! Anyone that has traveled for business can tell you, this is almost the exact opposite of what it is like …

  19. Yep, I just turned 50. And I’ve never felt better! Actually, that’s quite a load of BS. The knees are aching, unnamed parts are sagging, eyebrows are thinning, and I have a chemical addiction: to my hair-colorist. Oh, and there’s my new best friend? Her name is Martha migraine. Say wha? You don’t name your migraines? …

  20. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SLEEP NUMBER

    I used to be really proud of how little sleep I needed to function. I would brag about feeling bright-eyed and full of energy on 4 hours of sleep. It was one of my secrets to productivity— that I could power through the fatigue until I couldn’t recognize I was tired. That was until my body …

  21. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what they say, isn’t it? Holiday decorations have gone up and children are knocking on doors for the sole purpose of singing upbeat, aurally pleasing carols and there is the sound of literal bells in the air—at least at the entrances to most local grocery stores, shopping …

  22. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  23. I begin and end my days like so many of us do: scrolling through my phone. The act feels far from mindless: if I’m checking emails and my bank balance in between spending hours looking at memes on Instagram, it means I’m being productive, right? Apparently not, according to the numbers. A few months ago, Apple …

  24. I am a type-A doer, go-getter, list-obsessed person by nature. This has usually served me well. Helping me to set high goals and work steadily to achieve them in school, in work, in life. After many, many years of this pattern – build the list, check the mark, start again, rinse and repeat — I was in …

  25. By the end of November, there’s something about the coziness of winter (especially in Minnesota) that propels me into the holidays and motivates me to literally deck the halls with boughs of holly. I love getting my home ready for Christmas and all that this holiday season entails. This year, we decorated a bit early and it …

  26. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUNDSTONE

    Photos by Judith Marilyn

    You know when it’s 3pm and you don’t want to work on anything productive so you head on over to Buzzfeed? Yeah [cough, cough] me either. But for real, I am an absolute sucker for those Buzzfeed personality quizzes. They mean absolutely nothing, but I can’t help myself from answering them. I’m sure that there is some …

  27. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    When it comes to seasons, winter is always one for the books. (Teehee — pun intended.) Curling up in that beloved oversized sweater with a mug full of warm, spicy (or spiked, no judgment!) cider in one hand and a page-turner in the other while both the temps and leaves are dropping outside… I mean, does it get any …

  28. New Years tends to shed light on how much time has passed and what we did with that time. We may look to where we fell short instead of what the past 365 days in the year may have taught us about ourselves. We start out the year with such bright-eyed hope and belief in ourselves, …

  29. ‘Tis the season! It’s finally that time of year; the days begin to seem a little longer, full of the crazies and chaos of hosting, giving, receiving, and more. In hopes of simplifying things this year, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite toys and treasures that are sure to make the perfect presents. Find …

  30. AHHHH… the classic conundrum of what to wear to that holiday party. Deciding what to wear to events like this requires a bit more planning, especially when first impressions are a factor. Perhaps it is at this party your co-workers may see a different side of you— the IRL you, shedding your business blazer to reveal something …

  31. I love those cutesy magazine articles, ‘What’s in Her Bag?!” Each person the magazine interviews always seem to carry cute trinkets and expensive beauty products that are completely unreasonable. Elsa Hosk, Swedish Victoria’s Secret model, carries $36 Shiseido lip sheen, a $100 de-puffing eye mask, and a bottle of $96 Bergdorf Goodman “Sleep Food” pills in …

  32. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I pitched this title. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And now I’m staring at my laptop thinking, “Wait. Do I love myself?” Because I definitely don’t love everything about me. And I don’t walk around with some sort of effortless self-love flowing through my veins. So… WHO AM I TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE? But, …

  33. I spent the first half of my life thinking that etiquette was a stuffy, pretentious set of rules invented to help make a certain class of people seem more refined—and another class of people more coarse by comparison. Anyone else have that impression? Then, through a series of fairly random opportunities, I not only had the …

  34. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    It’s here, it’s here! Tis the season to pour a glass of mulled wine, crank up the holiday music and deck the halls with abandonment. I’ve always felt our house really shines in the winter, and as I don’t do much to the interiors the rest of the year, I fully embrace decorating for this winter …

  35. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    We live in an achievement-oriented society, where being “busy” is practically a religion. Sure, we’re getting stuff done, but we often forget about the healing power of sitting around in our pajamas and doing nothing. This time is good for us because it allows us to actually like our lives and just be. And by “just be,” I …

  36. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home for the holidays while maintaining a sense of simplicity and modernism? Don’t get me wrong, I love the over-the-top quality of the holidays and the nostalgic magic of Christmas because deep down it makes my 12-year-old heart very happy. But as I get older and work toward curating …

  37. I don’t look like an immigrant—or, not your stereotypical idea of one, at any rate. I am fair skinned with blue eyes, and even at the age of 36, my hair has turned almost completely silver. The only time you’ll pick up on any linguistic anomalies between the way Minnesotans and I speak is when you …

  38. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CITIZENRY

    Photography by Judith Marilyn

    I’ll know I’ve reached functioning adult status when I have clean sheets ready, and the guest room in good working order before overnight guests arrive. No matter how many sets of sheets I own, washing them always falls to the bottom of my laundry list (my absolute least favorite household chore). It never fails that I …

  39. This is my love letter to all of the tiny apartments that have saved our lives. I moved into my first apartment alone when I was twenty-four. She was 400-square feet, nearly the size of a walk-in fridge, and when I opened her battered front door, I had six steps to crawl into my bed and …

  40. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    There’s something very magical about filling a home with greenery. No matter the space or size, it seems lush, and happy houseplants always know the way to livening up any room. These little guys do everything in their might to lift our spirits, and yet why do so many of us fall short when keeping them …

  41. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    If there’s a time of year that puts everything you do and don’t love about your family on display, it’s the holidays. Yes, the people in your family can be the ones you love most on earth. But they can also be the ones who drive you the craziest. Even in the most functional, fabulous, fun-loving families, …

  42. There are fewer things I love more in this world than a fantastic coat. Maybe that’s because I live in a climate where coats always need to be part of your fashion choices? Regardless, I do believe there are some fantastic show-stopping options out there for less than $250 and now is the time to snag …

  43. Ok. Here’s something I’ve been afraid to share. There’s this stereotype about business owners. They’re type A, detail-obsessed, high energy, high performing 24/7, insane hustle machines. I believed all of these traits were necessary to make it as a self-made businesswoman. I was proud of my grit, proud of the fact I had the endurance to …

  44. Let’s hear it for wicker!! You all know I’m obsessed with infusing natural material throughout a home, and no one was more excited to see the rise of cane and wicker materials making their way through high-end showrooms and into the humble abodes of normal people like you and me. In celebration of all things wicker, …

  45. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DELTA

    It seems so hard to believe that it’s already been three years since our long-lasting relationship with the Delta brand first took flight, following a heightened intention to be more design-forward and innovation-driven. Reinventing the everyday isn’t easy, but the design team at Delta is doing just that, transforming those hard-working, household essentials (faucets, showers, and yes, …

  46. I’ve always been a sweater gal. I can’t help it. There is nothing better than pulling a big comfy cashmere sweater over sailor pants or a long skirt with tennis shoes. Sometimes people are surprised when I say this but –  I actually love winter. It is one of my favorite seasons. I look forward to the …

  47. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking …

  48. I’ve been thinking about home lately. What it is. Where it is. How it changes over time. Have you ever returned to a childhood house to discover a miniature imitation of the place you remember? This happened to me as a young college student, on a visit back to Chicago’s Old Irving Park. I hadn’t lived …

  49. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Believe it or not, the best thing to happen to your skin just might be sitting in your pantry. I’m a huge fan of using everyday ingredients to create affordable masks and scrubs, so when I came across this incredibly simple green tea and honey mask from Jamie Krell, I stopped what I was doing (getting …

  50. I’ll start off by saying this is a very personal journey that I’d like to share with you. It’s a story about me, the man I thought was the love of my life and the lessons I’ve learned over the course of the last few months. For the sake of privacy, I’ve decided to leave out …

  51. Hi. My name is Monique. I’m 5’3” with black hair and hazel eyes. I’m a bit of a sensitive soul and stubborn as a mule. I have three chickens, two dogs, and a loving, wonderful husband. Together we share finances and own a home. I struggle with body dysmorphia and am a survivor of sexual assault. …

  52. I learned to read in a laundromat, sitting on yellow linoleum ledges surrounded by washed sheets and towels. While our clothes cleaned themselves, my mother would take me into the 100-acre woods, and over and over, we’d join Pooh and Piglet on their search for rainbow-colored berries. Then we’d go get more books from the library, …

  53. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Being single in your 30s is so many things – it is such a different animal than your 20s. I came up with the idea for this article and I am now about a month and half past my due date because I couldn’t find a way to wholly describe the experience. Contrary to a lot …

  54. There are a few stories I am embarrassed to tell. And (just about) all of them are about my sexuality as a woman. The patriarchy has led me to believe, for a very long time, that the body of a woman should be quiet and “deal with things in silence”. In return, it took me nearly …

  55. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    If you’ve been following Wit & Delight for any amount of time you probably know that myself and the entire W&D team has quite the love affair (or more appropriately, obsession) with IKEA. It seems we are always there buying new items for the studio, preparing for our latest photo shoot, or taking a stab at …

  56. As we ease into the last two months of 2018, many of us will have “home” on our minds. The home where we grew up, the home we found in our friends at college, the home we’ve started to build for ourselves. For some, home is in the back seat of their car with a different …

  57. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Full disclosure: I’m not a financial expert. I’m a regular human being, one who once sailed off on a work trip after whispering to her boss that she didn’t have enough cash to pay for her cab ride to the airport. I’ve figured out some shit the hard way and learned a few things I wish …

  58. Images by Emilie Anne Szabo // Wearing Hackwith Design

    Have you ever met someone that you truly want to be when you “grow up”? Well, I don’t know if I ever have wholeheartedly experienced that feeling before, until I stepped foot into Talin Spring’s eclectic Northeast Minneapolis studio, also known as Spring Finn & Co. If you haven’t traveled in quite some time, walking into …

  59. Perspective is everything. Perspective keeps you in check, sheds light on unseen features, and endeavors you to seek inspiration. Perspective also circumnavigates intention. But… grief has a way of robbing you of it and everything else in-between. When grieving, perspective (and thus intention) becomes hard to maintain. It feels unwieldy, erratic, and painful. Perspective ends up …

  60. Frank Lloyd Wright’s impression on architecture is undeniable. He took great pride in using local materials while incorporating his designs with nature (“Nature spelled with a capital ‘N’ the way you spell God with a capital ‘G’”) and, as you move from room to room, his use of compression and release feel like big Frank hugs. His …

  61. Attention Minneapolis friends! I’m excited to attend this wonderful event near you on Monday, October 29th and I hope you will all join me. Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge and New York Times bestselling author of In Good Company presents: Good Company || The Fearless Issue at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis! Here, Grace will lead a …

  62. Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share a couple items I’ve recently purchased. Shopping has changed A LOT for me over the past couple years and instead of impulse buying, I’ve been saving items and waiting a week or two before hitting the purchase button to make sure they’re something I really need/want. It’s been …

  63. The other day I tripped over my post-shower pile of dirty clothes and reminded myself to move it out of the way before everyone else gets home. Then, after a beat, I remembered: No one else is coming home. For the first time in my life, I live at an address that no one shares with …

  64. About 4 years ago, I had a gut feeling (not coincidental!) that I should explore maybe eliminating a few foods from my diet and try eating more healthily overall. I ignored this feeling for a while because life and office snacks got in the way. I have a history with disordered eating and with some foods …

  65. BROUGHT TO YOU BY PELLA

    My love affair with our house started like most great romances do— devoid of all logic and rational thought. Something happens to our brains when they are flooded with dopamine and I’ve heard that if your partner makes you feel like a foggier, even dumber version of yourself, then you are in fact, doing the whole …

  66. My boyfriend and I broke up in July. We’d been dating for four months at the time and as things progressed forward between us, I was convinced we weren’t going to go farther than where we were. I was so sure this was it for me, that I didn’t want our relationship to become anything more …

  67. Do you ever look at homes with never-before-seen architecture and brilliant, off-the-wall avant-garde design and think – If only my home could look like that! Well, I hear ya, I do it all the time. Although you may not have the unique and noteworthy infrastructure to the likes of a brownstone full of old-world charm like the dream …

  68. They say addicts will always be addicts. They are right— I should know, I am one. It has taken years for me to separate my addiction from my self-worth and apply the “label” in a way that is productive. It’s a reminder, a warning, a trap that will swallow me whole without me realizing it. Most …

  69. Say hello to the Wit & Delight x Gathre Collection!! I’m so excited to see my prints come to life on these beautiful and useful leather mats. The patterns created for our mats were derived from sketchbooks I filled throughout my second pregnancy. Using only a Japanese brush pen and a 6’x8′ notebook, these sketches were inspired by …

  70. brought to you by Delta

    In early 2018, I was contacted by Delta and invited to join the 2018 Delta Design Trust panel alongside a few other celebrated design authorities: Noa Santos, Elsie Larson, Emma Chapman, and Sabrina Soto. I’m in good company, I know! Part of my role as a member of the panel is to share my design insights …

  71. As a born-and-bred Minnesotan who spent nearly seven years living abroad (London and Stockholm, respectively), I am often asked this question by my fellow Americans after I disclose that particular bit of information: “So why Europe? What brought you there?”  For all intents and purposes, my answer usually goes something like this: “Well, I was finishing …

  72. For the second time in a year, I am without a job. The details aren’t particularly important (although buy me a drink and I’ll tell you all about it), but I’m unemployed. Despite being thoroughly irritated that I yet again find myself in this unenviable position, I’m reflecting on what I learned in my first bout …

  73. On a real let down of a day, a few weeks back, I took to Instagram (as so many of us do) to forget real life for a moment. Between double tapping on shoes I cannot afford, places I cannot visit, and clothes I can no longer fit into, it became clear it was time for …

  74. As I sit here writing, I can feel those old familiar movements – the little elbow jabs, the well-intentioned kicks in my side, and those teeny, tiny little hiccups. At 25 weeks pregnant, I’m growing increasingly more accustomed to the idea that come wintertime, I’ll become a mother all over again. Ask me why I haven’t …

  75. When was the last time you stopped to think about the why behind your behaviors? Beyond fulfilling a deadline or brief, we make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of small decisions each day that get little to no thought at all. It wasn’t until I had a rather eye-opening doctors appointment revealing my cortisol levels were at dangerous levels …

  76. How do you handle conflict? Does it stress you out to tell your friends or significant other that you’re upset with them? Growing up, a lot of us aren’t fully taught how to navigate conflict, how to deal with getting across our desires, needs, and feelings. It makes sense then, that when the going gets tough, …

  77. Hey all! Popping in today to remind everyone that our first round of September prints will be available until October 8th! We will then be removing the following pieces to make way for our October collection. All of our prints are produced on Moab Entrada Rag fine art paper with archival quality inkjet color. Most prints …

  78. Ahhhhh we meet again. I’ve waited so long for your embrace, sweaters of mine. This weekend I went to our storage unit to shelp out my trusty collection of fall attire and was confronted by the cold hard truth that I am the owner of 5 nearly identical gray sweaters. I love each one individually, but as …

  79. The Big Idea Sketchbook, a Shop Wit & Delight staple, was originally inspired by my ideation process: to throw as many ideas on paper and see what sticks. The Big Idea Challenge, which launched last July, was originally inspired by my interest in learning about what works for you! We invited all Scatterbrains, A-Types, Go-Getters, and …

  80. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Hey. I struggle with anxiety pretty terribly in the fall. And it’s okay if you do too. It’s strange though, right? Considering fall wins the favorite season poll by a mile? I mean, I’m straight up giddy at leaves changing color; I’ll pull my car over to look at a tree like your 60-year-old dad. I …

  81. At 2:47 AM on Sunday, August 5, after a long labor and little sleep, I met the person I’d been carrying around for the previous 38 weeks and 3 days. The person for whom I (ahem, nobly) gave up deli meat and sushi and alcohol; the person whose mere existence exempted me from lifting any heavy …

  82. I recently began using our email list as a way to send personal notes to our subscribers— about my own career path, why I started Wit & Delight, and what I hoped would come out of this newest evolution of our brand. I also invited readers to respond to me directly with their honest thoughts around …

  83. At book club the other night, we discussed many things—who got their period first (and last), which eight spices Amy chooses for her highly downsized kitchen, how to smock curtains like a rockstar, how one of us is falling back in love with her husband and gigging about it like a schoolgirl, what to binge on …

  84. I like love. I like that love is goofy and versatile; fun and sneaky; special and messy; exhausting, yet beautiful and kind. What impresses me the most is how unique love can be and how love grows even more unique as the years go by. It’s pretty sticky-sweet to think of love as a personal collection …

  85. I had fully expected to find Paris a living, breathing cliche. I mean, how moving could the Eiffel Tower be? I had watched enough romantic comedies to believe the city itself would be a boiled down version of the city of love. My first trip to France showed me how little I really knew about Parisian …

  86. It’s 1:30 in the morning and the breathing next to me is steady and deep, unusual for my recovering insomniac of a husband. It means I’m not waking him up, even though I’m in a full panic about whether or not I’m pregnant. My uterus has been feeling weird lately. Sort of pressurized? And glorpy? I …

  87. I started this year with the goal of trying to read one book a week. Turns out—with pregnancy, a new job, house-hunting, two moves, buying a house, and now a newborn—that just wasn’t in the cards for me. When I realized this, I tempered my loftier ambition and decided to aim for at least two books …

  88. It was an unusually warm February day in 2017 when I walked into Studio 2, a quaint coffee shop in South Minneapolis, and nervously scanned the room. I was looking for a maybe (?), potentially (??), soon-to-be new friend. I didn’t see her. I pulled out my phone and glanced at my Instagram messages, double checking …

  89. Truth: I’ve realized I actually hate shopping in all forms (with the exception of shopping for furniture). Some could say that makes me a terrible lifestyle writer because I’d rather be doing 100 other things aside from keeping up with the newest product lines from my favorite brands (thank goodness for email notifications), HOWEVER, there comes …

  90. Talking about your work will never feel anything less than terrifying, but I’m here today to share what I’ve been working on all summer! Our Wit & Delight Print Shop has been revamped, reimagined, and redesigned! I’ve been spending most of my days designing and making our line of prints, set to be launched in limited sets …

  91. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Sherwin Williams

    Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Every August, just like clockwork, I find myself anxiously anticipating the change in season. It prompts me to refresh my wardrobe with yummy sweaters and find new and innovative ways to redecorate my home in preparation for the chilly yet cozier months of the year. When Sherwin-Williams …

  92. What comes to mind when you think of the color blue? Chances are the first three objects, places, or experiences that pop up are linked to important memories. Getting this connection on paper, in an absolutely gorgeous way, is the goal behind Brittany Watson Jepsen’s newest book, My Life In Color: A Keepsake of My Past, …

  93. I’ve only felt old two times in my life. The first was when I turned 26. As that fateful birthday approached, I was sure I’d never be considered young again. My childhood was over. My teens were long gone. And, as far as I could tell, my young adult days had ended. By the theory of …

  94. Reading is my favorite way to pass time aside from making stuff. Whether I am buried in a good book or scrolling the latest article on Twitter, if I’m at home, you can usually find me devouring a story or two in-between baby time or cooking dinner. As I’ve been thinking a lot about writing my …

  95. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALDI

    There’s nothing like honest to goodness experience when it comes to finding your way through a new life change, but when it comes to having kids, you really can’t anticipate how your life will change. In many ways, life is the same. I’m just as excited about work. I get up in the morning, put my …

  96. It was a clear, warm night last summer when I took a long walk around my neighborhood, phone to ear, and opened up to a friend about how I’d been feeling of late (“of late” being the prior 3 months, at a minimum!!). It was one of those perfect July evenings; the sidewalks were sprinkled with …

  97. Preface: I am writing from my own experience because it is impossible for me to truly know what it is like to mother full-time. I would LOVE to hear similar takes on this post from different perspectives. It is so important to understand and empathize with each other’s struggles— not to compare but to support the …

  98. Work by Lourdes Sanchez As of late, I find myself holding tight to memories of Gwynne, my stepmom. The arguments, holidays, family outings, and (oh-so-frequent) teaching moments. The feeling of her hand holding mine or the way she looked at my dad with unconditional love and adoration. Every open space in my house has become an …

  99. We’ve all seen that mildly admonishing phrase bouncing around Etsy shops and Pinterest pages: You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyoncé. Technically, yes. But we definitely don’t have the same number of assistants, nannies and private jets as she does, allowing her more control over how she spends her time. (Not …

  100. BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

    My friend Erin once said, “Balance is a myth, just as control is an illusion.” Erin is a mother and business owner who we interviewed a few years ago, and her words stuck with me. Since then, Erin and I commiserate about the reality of “balancing” it all, and I am thankful to have her as …

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