Comments on: A Few Things http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:18:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Melissa Camara Wilkins http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-864818 Melissa Camara Wilkins Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:13:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-864818 I want to read everything with that speed reading app! How amazing would that be, to be able to zip through things like classics that we somehow never got around to reading? I can’t wait!

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By: Courtney Blair http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-864251 Courtney Blair Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:00:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-864251 Hi Gabrielle,
Just found your blog after I googled “oil pulling” (been trying it and wasn’t sure I was doing it right!). Then I realized you were the same as the “Olive Us” family that my daughter and I enjoy so much (we met you at Round Table pizza last year when we recognized your kids). Obviously, we have much in common :)! I really like your posts and admire your frank writing about your mental health. As a working mom in her mid 40′s, I sometimes feel like everyone else is handling things better or has an easier time with life, your post was honest and real. I’m looking forward to reading more and following your blog.
Thank you,
Courtney Blair

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By: cath http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-863806 cath Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:00:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-863806 I remember that quote from Gone Girl, about the cool girl; so well put and in a way, so sad!
Basically the cool girl is … a guy dressed up as a girl.
Like all of us, I’ve known cool girls and I’ve always thought they were trying too hard not to try too hard, there was always something deeply fake about that “cool attitude” and a desire to stand out by being “like” and “with” the boys.
One cool girl that I really like though, is Jane Birkin; and to some extent her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Somehow, they’re doing it right!( It’s that extra British touch that changes everything I think)

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By: Zoe - SlowMama http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-863705 Zoe - SlowMama Sun, 09 Mar 2014 05:15:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-863705 That memorial in Norway blows me away. And I loved Lupita Nyong’o’ speech on beauty — so great.

I also want to say that I, too, was moved by your mental health update post. I know you helped a lot of people by sharing it.

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-863663 Laura Sun, 09 Mar 2014 03:46:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-863663 Hi, Gabrielle -

I went to that fraternity article, meaning to bookmark it, as you suggested, but I got drawn in. Just spent an hour or so reading it, and thinking about the contents. Did it shift your perspective on where you want your kids to go to college?

Thanks for the thoughtful suggestion. The images in the article will stay with me for a long time, for better and worse.

Laura

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By: julia-tagandtibby http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-863222 julia-tagandtibby Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:06:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-863222 I skimmed the article and found it interesting. I was a sorority sister and an unofficial little sister at a fraternity. There are a wide range of frats with a wide range of reputations. With that said I would not recommend my son to be a part of one. And for my daughter it would really depend on the school. And the maturity and personality of my kids (are they leaders, or do they want to blend in?) So glad you are feeling better!! xo

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By: Christy@SweetandSavoring http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862763 Christy@SweetandSavoring Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:17:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862763 Have a good weekend, Gabrielle! Your mental health post really brightened up my week in a way. Reading your story was like a hammer chipping away a little bit more of a sculpture called ‘I’m Alone, I’m Alone, I’m Alone’, and each time someone else opened up about their depression, that sculpture (in my head?) gets smaller and smaller.
I love the Spring Equinox ideas, and have been toying with the idea of hosting a party. Thanks for the tips!
Have a great weekend. I’m going to the Women’s Travel Fest in Manhattan tomorrow and couldn’t be more excited!

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By: Shannon http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862725 Shannon Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:00:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862725 You’re welcome, Gabby! I thought of you and your readers after the conversation on race last week. Thank you for diving in where others fear to go. I still have so much to learn and don’t ever want to let me daughter down, so I truly appreciate all the ideas and insights that came out of the discussion.

Happy birthday to Maude and Ben Blair, and happy eating!!

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862677 Amy3 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:42:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862677 I just finished the Cool Girls article. It’s definitely interesting and has me thinking, but mostly about how, despite how far women have come, we have a long way to go. The article felt steeped in schadenfreude – that feeling of vaguely guilty glee when someone we admire is brought down. The fact that women are boxed into these narrow archetypes, especially if they’re successful (or maybe even to become successful) says all kinds of sad things about how we value the contributions of girls and women.

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By: Katie Harding http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862656 Katie Harding Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:55:24 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862656 How about the new speed reading technology? Why couldn’t that have been around 15 years ago?!

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By: jessicaw http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862654 jessicaw Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:54:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862654 Cool zippy cup invention! Here’s another incredible new kids product to check out: http://igg.me/at/makarakids. Modern, stylish, & playful, full-coverage swimwear for infants and children. Indiegogo campaign happening right now!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862628 Sarah Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:29:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862628 Wow. I just read that fraternity article start to finish. While it took an hour, it was by far the BEST article I have read in a while. Coming from a private college that chooses to remain “unaffiliated” with the Greek system (though there were 4 sororities/frats when I was there and 8 now), I couldn’t possibly be more proud and understanding of my university’s decision. And wow, what a mess.

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By: Shelly http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862614 Shelly Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:09:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862614 That speed-reading link is insanely awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862553 Anna Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:05:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862553 Hi Design Mom!

Firstly, I wanted to chime in and add my gratitude and admiration for your frank, gentle and genuine testimony on mental health. It was beautiful and affirming thing to read. I have never met you, but your words reflect such a lovely person. Thank you for being you.

I also loved your spring celebration ideas. I wanted to ask if you’ve ever heard of the Persian New Year? It’s the biggest and grandest holiday in Iran, and parts of the world which have been influenced by the Persian culture. :) AND, it’s exactly on the spring equinox! Your ideas for celebrating were amazingly spot on to what actually happens during ‘Aide Nowruz’! :) (The traditions, originally from the Zoroastrian religion, date back some 3000 years.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz

Much love from England! xxx

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By: Tracy Van Weelden http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862545 Tracy Van Weelden Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:51:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862545 I love your pennant flag banners. Did you make them or buy them. Hope you have a great birthday weekend!

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By: {plum} http://www.designmom.com/2014/03/a-few-things-201/comment-page-1/#comment-862523 {plum} Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:25:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=45511#comment-862523 Do pennant flags and bentwood chairs make everyone else as happy as me?

here’s to happiness {and sleeping in}!

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