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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y TGIF, amiright? I'm glad this week is over and, physically, I'm all back to normal and can move on. Thank you, by the way, for all your kind words on this post. I'm hoping I will have happier news to share in the next few months. In the meantime, I got to enjoy some [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_f_mMJAezM This morning, as I walked Jackson to his second day of preschool, there was a clear crispness in the air. Fall is coming! While we had a pretty nice summer here as far as summers in NYC go, there's just nothing better than New York City in the fall, and I'm so happy it's [...]

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This is my birthday weekend. Well, sort of. My birthday is actually Monday, but I'm going to celebrate throughout the weekend, because why not? And by "celebrate" I mean do my usual stuff, but with more cake. Also, I think I'll cash in a gift certificate for a massage Drew got me for our anniversary [...]

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Jackson starts preschool the week after next, and his new school requested a headshot of him that they could put on his cubbyhole where he'll store his belongings. Even though I still take a ton of photos of him, it's hard — and very rare — to get a good one of him being still [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BTNjeKqpEk I was hoping this week would be better than last week — culturally, socially, personally — but it wasn't really. I've been feeling blue for a variety of reasons and haven't quite shaken it just yet (almost though). How are all of you? Who needs some support? Or, who is having a great time [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX1Re6g4aBY#t=69 This was a heavy week. You know what can help lighten things up a little as we head into one of the last weekends of the summer? Cute cat stuff! Lots of cute cat stuff (and dog stuff and owl stuff and otter stuff and panda stuff (love this!) and fish stuff and shark [...]

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First, welcome to any new readers who found this site through my HuffPo posts. You can read about me and the Dear Wendy site here. And you can read archives here. And if you have a relationship question I can help answer, you can email me at wendy@dearwendy.com. Anyway, Jackson and I went to a [...]

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Happy first day of August! Or, as it's known here in New York: Happy YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING TO SMELL LIKE HOT GARBAGE FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS DAY, cheers! Seriously, if you've never had the pleasure of visiting New York City in August, let me assure you: it stinks. My friend and I were [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irvcf6dCk-k Yesterday was Drew's and my fifth anniversary and we had plans to go out tomorrow night to celebrate, but I wanted to do something special for him and celebrate on our actual anniversary, too, so I surprised him with a night out and we had such a good time. In the morning, he gave [...]

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I'm in Chicago! As I mentioned earlier, I got in last night, just in time for my friend Chad's birthday party. I was up 'til 3 AM (4 AM NYC time) and I woke up at... 5:45, because that's what time I wake up at home. And so I got dressed to go for a [...]

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I shared this photo on Instagram the other day and wrote: "I want to freeze time right here, just like this." Drew had just given Jackson a bath, as he does almost every night, and I was out on the terrace squeezing in a little more work before my energy for the day finally gave [...]

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Happy Friday, everyone! I'm excited about this weekend because it's the first one all month that we don't have any plans (other than Jack's Sunday morning basketball class), which means we can do whatever we want. I'm toying with the idea of dragging Drew and Jackson to the beach early tomorrow morning. Without a car, [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1sob8iICHw Three things: 1. Tuesday night I was sitting out on our terrace drinking a glass of wine. Drew was at his father's place, Jackson was asleep. Simone and Miles were sitting outside with me. After a really hot afternoon, it was the perfect summer evening — warm, maybe 74 degrees, with a light breeze. [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5yQkVJ2-g4 I heard this song, "Sing to Me," on NPR's "All Songs Considered" the other day and I've already played it like 79 times. I like everything about it, including the title which makes me think of Jackson because every night, as he goes to bed, he says, "Sing to me?" Last night I tried [...]

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We've been in Springfield, Missouri, since Tuesday evening visiting my parents. We're here until tomorrow and then we'll all drive to St. Louis for a couple days to visit our extended family there. It's thunder-stormed most of our visit, which is a drag, so we've had a lot of down time at my parents' house [...]

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