On Life

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Growth and change -- two hallmarks of our last couple of years here at TME -- are, ultimately, a good thing. But they both come with side effects. More readers also means that many people no longer know who we are, they don't know our stories, our thoughts. We are strangers. And our changing world is making many of...
I'd love to say it didn't happen to me -- to us. Time goes by, life continues, and suddenly you realize that you don't remember...everything. That some things from your past are not quite clear. When you look back, there's something that terrifies you, but it hurts so much that you put it into oblivion. Something makes you block that...
In light of the vitriol & xenophobia toward Asian-Americans (words matter, folks) + the economic impact on those families, we're sending some local love to our fav Asian restaurants.
Hey, Friends! We haven’t done a local love roundup in a while now, and we put together a different version this month, one specifically dedicated to small and local restaurants we know and love that are owned by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  We recognize that there are multiple facets and consequences of the xenophobia plaguing our country, and that...
If you follow Lisa Congdon, you know that not only is her art bright, inspiring, positive + fun, & her style is too. She's a perfect candidate for a Mom Edit interview.
Lisa Congdon and I met a few years ago at a small creative conference here in Portland, OR. Lisa is an artist, illustrator, and author, and I've been a fan of her art and positive messages for a while. Upon meeting we realized we had some dear mutual friends one of whom, Christopher Dibble, has taken several gorgeous photos...
Fiona loves to tackle design dilemmas + styling questions that cover the closet, the home & more. She describes her style as, "eclectic, elegant, and edgy."
Fiona of Fiona Finds is a blogger, entrepreneur, fashionista and interior decorator. She attended a small state art college where she graduated as a literature major before studying interior design at The Fashion Institute of Technology. She loves to tackle design dilemmas and styling questions that cover the closet, the home, and seemingly everything in between. She has a...
I wanted to read about Black joy, Black struggle, Black justice. I wanted Black voices in my fiction and non-fiction. I wanted suspense + drama + humor all written by Black authors.
The only time you will find me quiet is when I am engrossed in a book. I appear pretty outgoing -- and I can be -- but my natural state is that of a homebody. My ideal day would be spent near a crackling fire, wrapped up in a faux fur blanket, a stack of books within reach and some...
We're thrilled to introduce Chinny & excited for her posts on style, motherhood, home (she's a #PlantMom...yassss) & everything in-between.
From the moment we came across Chinny's Instagram (@chiniluv), we were smitten with her cheery feed and messaging overall. In her own words, she's here to "delight, uplift, and inspire" and we just love that. Go take a peek at Chinny's account if you haven't yet (and her blog, too) -- these values shine through every post she creates....
From yoga mats to facial massage, here's what helps me for the days when I truly #canteven, & my trusty black top + MOTHER Denim ain't cutting it.
As you now know, dear reader, (Who am I Lady Whistledown? Actually reading this in Julie Andrews' voice could be delightfully soothing). Anyway, as you now know, one of the ways I cope with my "I Just Can't Even" days (ie: Days where my autoimmune disease is causing flare ups) is by getting dressed. For real. If you missed...
All of this to say I’ll be having brain surgery soon. Which is still so freaking surreal. I mean, who has brain surgery?? (Apparently I do.)
So you guys might remember this whole facial paralysis/brain tumor thing I have. We recently took a trip down to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to meet with doctors and specialists at Michigan Medicine to figure out what the next steps will be. Our kids were just super excited to stay in a hotel and swim, and my sister-in-law (and her...
Sure 2020 brought us a pandemic, but you haven’t lived until you’ve raided your closet in your powerless, flooded home like you’re starring in a remake of "The Purge"...shivering in your faux fur leopard coat as you collect as many items as possible by the light of your dying iPhone. 2021 said hold my beer (or, in my case, Topo...