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I was reading a book the other day and one of the characters commented on her own stretch marks by saying, “Ugly, aren’t they? But they make me think of my babies.” As someone who is 28 with zero pregnancies and more stretch marks than I can count (many which have been there since before […]

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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite [insert thing here] is, I panic. You mean I’m supposed to choose just one thing? Out of all the things? This is especially true when it comes to the things I love the most in this world. Picking a favorite book, song, travel destination, or candle just feels […]

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As someone who grew up in Florida and experienced about as much warm weather as one can take, I’ve grown to pretty much despise being in heat and humidity, with two exceptions. One: If I am at the beach or pool with a cold beverage in my hand. Two: If I’m in New Orleans. The […]

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For most of my adult life, I’ve considered myself an average cook. Could I cook enough recipes to keep things interesting and edible? Yes. Could I enter a cooking competition or feel thrilled at the idea of cooking for an entire dinner party or holiday get-together? Maybe not. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve enjoyed […]

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Whenever clients ask me if they need a social media presence in order to be successful as a freelance writer, I always tell them this: No, but it helps. A lot. In other words, if you have never set foot on a social app and you have no intention to doing so, there’s no one […]

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Featured Image Credit: Calpak Surprise! It’s me, talking about the Calpak Luka Duffel and matching Luka Belt Bag again. As much as I feel a little bit annoying talking about these items so much, it just brings me so much joy every time someone sends me a photo of them using either of the products […]

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When my husband and I finally ended up at Excellence Playa Mujeres, an all-inclusive resort near Cancun, Mexico, it had been quite the journey to get there. We had had our long-awaited and fully planned wedding and honeymoon canceled the year before, but 14 months later, we were finally married and ready for total and […]

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Before I dive into exactly how to find new clients as a freelance writer, I think this post deserves a disclaimer: If you are reading this and you haven’t even started your freelance writing career yet, then you should close this tab and start reading something else first. Why? Well, it’s pretty simple. While there […]

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Part of why I’m trying to be better about blogging regularly is to be better about answering questions. There’s only so much I can fit into a tiny chat on Instagram direct messages. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is about all things Philly. Why did you move to Philly? What should […]

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For a long time, I’ve believed that I really operate on only two modes. The first mode is when I feel totally on fire, like I am the most productive person on earth. I’m pumping out stories, hitting deadlines, and crossing off items on my to-do list with wild abandon. I’m feeling creative, energized, and […]

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