How She Does It
1 day ago
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I had to move my desk today, which was a giant PITA.
BUT. This. This is now my view when I’m sitting at my desk. 
My favorite building in NYC.

I had to move my desk today, which was a giant PITA.

BUT. This. This is now my view when I’m sitting at my desk.

My favorite building in NYC.

4 days ago
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Help me with Pinterest

I signed up for Stitch Fix. It’s a service that chooses clothes for you based on profile you fill out. Not sure if this is going to work out but given that I have no time to shop and have a super hard time picking stuff for myself, I thought it was worth a go.

One thing they recommend is submitting your Pinterest to give them a sense of your style. I have a Pinterest, and I included it, but I could use some help! Do you have a Pinterest? Do you have a style page? If so, send me your link! I need inspiration.

For those who are interested (or Pinterested? Is that a thing?) here’s mine: http://www.pinterest.com/tamimforman/style-ideas/

Also, anyone have experiences (good or bad) with Stitch Fix?

6 days ago
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If your life sucks, change it

I just read this really good blog post about how to not make yourself crazy when other people on social media look like they have perfect lives. It’s a good post and a helpful reminder that, as I alluded to in this post, social media is the highlight reel. And this isn’t a mom phenom, either. Lots of people let themselves feel like crap when viewing these high moments in the lives of others.

But I think there’s another point to be made here and I certainly don’t mean to be glib: if your life sucks, change it. I get so tired of reading articles about how much parenting sucks. Yes, parts of it suck. But lots of it is awesome and many of the sucky parts can be managed better. Or not. But then get okay with it.

Here’s just a short list of things you could think about doing if you think your life sucks:

1. Quit your job.

2. Get a job.

3. Hire a nanny.

4. Hire another nanny.

5. Fire your nanny.

6. Swap babysitting hours with another mom.

7. Start meal planning. (It really works.)

8. Do a real accounting of how many days suck and how many days don’t and get the eff over it.

9. Get your kids into an activity.

10 Take your kids out of an activity. Or, all the activities.

I know, a lot of this is easier said than done. But some of it is both easily said and done. It all requires you to make a choices. Which isn’t always easy but beats the hell out feeling like you are trapped in a life you hate.

1 week ago
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Help me shop: Bedding
What do we think of pintuck bedding? I’ve seen this a few places now and part of me is intrigued. It looks so cozy. But the OCD part of me is going “No effing way. That is going to be impossible to make not look messy and it will drive you crazy.”
What say you, Tumblr?

Help me shop: Bedding

What do we think of pintuck bedding? I’ve seen this a few places now and part of me is intrigued. It looks so cozy. But the OCD part of me is going “No effing way. That is going to be impossible to make not look messy and it will drive you crazy.”

What say you, Tumblr?

1 week ago
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Look what Sam and I found.

Look what Sam and I found.

1 week ago
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Sunday Check-in

Obsessing over: The long list of stuff we need to decide for the new apartment (what color to paint the office? what to do about the kitchen?). Also: THE NEW APARTMENT!

Working on: Catching up on email.

Thinking about: Taking an adult ballet class in the fall.

Anticipating: A bumpy few months.

Listening to: This American Life

Drinking: Water

2 weeks ago
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Rule #12: Only three types of people tell the truth: kids, drunk people, and anyone who is pissed the fuck off. »Richard Pryor (via mylittlebookofquotes)
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Spilled nail polish in my “liquids” bag

Because of course. I never travel with polish. Not even sure why I brought it.

2 weeks ago
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Sunday Check-in

Obsessing over: Figuring out what is the right kindergarten program for Sam.

Working on: Printing out a 74-page packet that I need to read and digest in time for an all day senior leadership offsite on Tuesday.

Thinking about: Lots of stuff going on with my company. Really digging into my new role this Q.

Anticipating: Getting on a plane very early tomorrow morning to go to said offsite.

Listening to: The hum of the printer.

Drinking: Was drinking vinho verde. Love vinho verde in the summer.

┬áP.S. I’m in Denver all week. Will try to post as I can, but maybe a lighter week. I’ve fallen off the “post every day” bandwagon but am still posting WAY more often than I used to. Will try to keep it up, but 2h 2014 is looking a little brutal right now, from both a professional and a personal standpoint.
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