Author Archives: Erin

Cry It Out — a Parenting Primer

Cry It Out, or CIO as well-seasoned parents refer to it, is not fun. I did it with the twins and lived to tell about it. I didn’t think I’d ever have to do it again; but then I had … Continue reading

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Happy Tenth Anniversary, Postpartum Progress!

  I’m a little fuzzy about the first time I stumbled upon Postpartum Progress, yet I’m certain it was long before Piper was born in October, 2011. My episodes with postpartum have blurred together, making the lines foggy for me…because I’ve … Continue reading

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Just Write: Sometimes

Sometimes the only things that keep me going are… commissioning a Little Free Library of our very own for our yard.   our little girl with her little legs crossed so daintily   and taking myself on a date to … Continue reading

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Just Write: Gutted

Gutted. It’s how I feel in a papery hospital gown. I can’t stop thinking about how it’s been worn by hundreds (thousands?) of other naked people. Gutted. It’s how I feel when my braless breasts go sagging out to the … Continue reading

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Redux: Giving Up the Good Girl

**I’ve been having a bit of a dry spell here on the blog, so today I’m taking an old post & revamping it. Hope you enjoy! What do you do when your writing well runs dry, or you don’t have … Continue reading

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A Lady in France : A Review

Jennie Goutet is not only my friend, but also the author of a brand new memoir: A Lady in France. Her book appealed to me on multiple levels, and I’ve always been drawn to Jennie’s openness and honesty when it … Continue reading

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#WhereILivedWednesday with Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants

  241 East Livingston Place. No one had ever lived there before us. It was a clean slate; a brand new house that smelled of paint and possibility. I was 11 when we moved in. There was a pea gravel … Continue reading

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A Room of My Own

I can’t stop thinking about writing. I write in my head all the time. In fact, I write my best blog posts while I’m driving my car or waiting in carpool line at the twins’ elementary school. And that’s too … Continue reading

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My Inner Critic

From the second I wake up each morning until I fall asleep each night, I hear a running commentary in my head. It usually goes something like this: “You’re so freaking stupid. I can’t believe you did that.” “What is … Continue reading

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More Grammar Mistakes (a follow-up post)

  I wrote a post recently that resonated with many people: Top Eight Grammar Mistakes . It went over very well and in the comments, several of you left suggestions for other common grammar errors. So I decided it would be … Continue reading

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