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My friend Shari MacDonald Strong edited this collection of essays about how mothers are working for political change. Contributors include Jennifer Margulis, Jennifer Niesslein, Susie Bright, Barbara Kingsolver, Nancy Pelosi, Rebecca Walker, Benazir Bhutto, Cindy Sheehan, Anna Quindlen, Anne Lamott, Gayle Brandeis, and me.

The anthology was edited by my friends Kyra Anderson and Vicki Forman and has a foreward by John Elder Robison. I contributed an essay to this anthology. (My youngest child has Asperger's syndrome.)

Pregnancy book. The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas. This is the cover of the first U.S. edition. The second U.S. edition is coming this summer. [ Second edition now available at http://www.amazon.com/The-Mother-All-Pregnancy-Books/dp/1118266773/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8=1342215205=8-2=the+mother+of+all+pregnancy+books ]

The 2nd ed of my book The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas was published on July 3rd and I'm giving away five copies via @GoodReads (Simply click through to my website to enter to win.) Giveaway ends July 17.

What we should be avoiding in our efforts to lead a healthier life; plus simple solutions to replace the items we should be avoiding with something better. Written by my friend @Lisa Borden

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Toronto Star

The politics of politicians kissing babies

Brilliant, intense, and mind-blowing. "A sensitive, nuanced rendering of guilt, anger, and eventual acceptance in this portrait of a mother’s fierce love for her children." [ Another awesome book by an inspiring writer-friend. I have some pretty amazing friends, don't I? ]

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Ideas for Strategic Organization & Storage

Smart Work Space Layout -> basement offc inspiration

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New Issue EST Magazine

great stairway - EST Magazine via decor8

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Mind Boggling Process (5x7 doodle print)

Love this

Anthropologiefrom Anthropologie

Ettore Console

This bench will do.

Wilson House in Temple, Texas. Womb Chair. Bertoia Chair. Mid-Century Modern. Ranch54.com

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Fast and Fabulous Decorating Projects

cute bookcase idea inside a fireplace.

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How to care for an Extrovert or Introvert

How To Care For Introverts / Extroverts