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I Love PAWS Chicago

As someone with two rescue dogs and memories of rescuing my first dog at 5 and my first cat at, it was a natural fit when I joined the PAWS professional board last year. A few weeks ago, Jena and I had dinner with Paula …

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It’s Been Seven Years

My journey to Chicago is a story I've shared before, but any time I hit a big milestone like today, I can't not think about how much my life has changed in the past seven years. It was those years that brought friendship, a new career, love, and for the …

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Coming Soon

Ok, so I maybe baited you with the title of this post because I don’t have announcement to share right now. But I am working on something exciting that I’ll post about soon, so stay tuned. Today, I want to talk about what’s in store for 2017. And about you. I’ve written about …

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2017: New Year New Goals

Happy 2017! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling so inspired to make this year better than the last. The Everygirl turns f i v e next month, Conor and I will celebrate 2 years in May, and August will mark s e v e n years in Chicago. I know, …

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2016 Goal Recap

I don’t believe in New Years resolutions. They’re too big. They’re too much too quickly and only set us up for disappointment. Lose 10 lbs, work out every day, become fluent in French, and learn to play the guitar. Ok, so some of these things were sort of (breezily) on …

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The Best of 2016

2016 was one of my best years yet. One that came with big changes, lots of good, and some not so great moments, too. I’ve always been pretty upfront about …

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Grief and Guilt after Loss

You probably know the pain and grief associated with losing someone you were close to. But how do you grieve for a family member you didn’t know very well at all? Am I …

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Why I’m Sad for Our Country

I woke up to endless texts from friends and scrolled through Facebook to see post after post about heartbreak and fear. And with tears in my eyes, I tried to process what just happened to our country. As a woman, small business owner, and someone who hopes to be a mother …

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The New Pup

A few months ago, Conor and I filled out an application for a new dog through Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue. We took turns going back and forth between feeling ready and wanting to wait. And then we saw this face.  …

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Things You Don’t Know About Me

One of my readers asked if I'd share an "about me" post a few months ago. Better late than never, right? Whether you've been a reader for a month, week, or year, chances are there are at least a few things you don't know about me.  …

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