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So Many Books, So Little Time

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa I love and dread when people tell me about books they’re reading. I love it because it tells me so much about people’s interests. I love being surprised at who’s secretly into sci-fi outer space … Continue reading

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Packing Light for Spain

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa You know what I’m bad at? Packing. We’ve lived across the state from our families for almost seven (!) years now, and I’m finally getting good at packing a bag for a weekend of casual … Continue reading

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The Only Things Getting Me Through this Michigan Winter

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa We walked the dog tonight, and it was 3° outside. By the time my daughter and I got home, her face was beet red and she was scrambling for a blanket. I was darting for … Continue reading

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How I Iced Out ‘Frozen’ For 3 Years, And How I Eventually Let It Go

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa “Oh yeah, Frozen. She’s kinda just getting into that,” I sigh. “Kinda? JUST? Wow…” I am speaking to a bewildered father of a 3-year-old as we tread water in a camping ground pool and watch … Continue reading

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Glossier Phase 2 Review

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa You know how sometimes magazines ask celebrities dumb questions? Of course you do. And if you’re like me, you’ve imagined yourself answering the same dumb questions after your inevitable big break. Why yes, Oprah. It … Continue reading

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What my toddler taught me about grief and grace after our first pet death

Guest post by Whitney Gronski-Buffa After a long time together and a short, aggressive bout with cancer, we made the difficult decision to euthanize our cat, Lulu, on Saturday. I tried to be pragmatic about it. “She’s old,” I reasoned. … Continue reading

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Tiny Town Dreams: Finding Peace in a Small Place

Guest post by Whitney Gronksi-Buffa I imagined myself sitting in a bay window, looking out over rooftops in any major metro, sipping coffee and reading with a dog curled up close by. I’d have a job at a big-name magazine, … Continue reading

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Christmas feels

Guest post featuring Whitney Gronski-Buffa We were in the backyard swinging on an unseasonably warm December day in Michigan. My daughter Olivia was asking me lots of questions. “What do cows eat?” Grass and hay, sometimes apples. “Where will the … Continue reading

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This week’s non sequiturs of motherhood

Guest post featuring Whitney Gronski-Buffa Writing weekly about my life as a mom is not always easy. Not because there isn’t always something to write about. I am never at a loss for something to say, when it comes to … Continue reading

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Let kids pick their own music

Guest post featuring Whitney Gronski-Buffa All the world was frosted blue glass beads, daisies and cut-off shorts, a summer of figuring out exactly what I was and wasn’t supposed to do. It was the summer of 1995, and sometimes, when … Continue reading

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