What I Love This Week

Daniel got us matching pizza shirts for Mother’s Day :)

I knew I’d love being a mom, but I couldn’t have known just how much I’d adore it. It is the best, most meaningful thing I’ll ever be or do, and our little family fulfills me on the deepest level. Sometimes I wonder if I’m fostering too much codependence when I tell James a hundred times a day that he and his dad make me the happiest person in the world, but I guess we’ll sort that out someday in therapy. Anyway, Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who love and nurture us, and especially my mom. I love you!


How to Be the Best Mom
I’m laughing so hard I’m crying.

Decoding Difficult Conversations: My Interview with Negotiation Expert, Sheila Heen
Two-time NY Times best selling author and lecturer at Harvard Law School, Sheila Heen makes the tough talks easier by breaking down the three layers that make up every difficult conversation.

“If a conversation feels difficult, there’s often something about identity, something that situation suggests about you, that raises the stakes on the whole conversation. That’s part of the anxiety that then drives the intensity of the feelings. Those feelings color our story about what happened, and what should happen in the future.”


Foster (documentary)
Oscar®-winning filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris reunite for a revealing first-hand look at the foster care system as seen through the eyes of those who know it best. With extraordinary access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Oppenheimer and Harris go beyond the sensational headlines and stereotypes to take an unprecedented look at an often misunderstood world and upend some of the most enduring myths about foster care and those involved in the system.


Who the Hell Is Hamish?
He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you needed him to be. Hamish is due to be sentenced to jail in early 2019 for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7m. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too thick to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in the US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. How did he do it? How did he evade authorities around the world for so long and what’s he done with all those tens of millions of dollars he stole?


Baked Orange Sesame Salmon in Foil
Greek Nachos
Strawberry Nutella Crepes
Grilled Chicken with Caribbean Marinade



5 thoughts on “What I Love This Week

  1. Bethany

    Happy Mother’s Day! Those matching shirts are amazing. You inspired me to order something similar for Father’s Day! Love it.

  2. Debbie Cannon

    Hi Andie,
    I just finished your book, it was insiring. Is the Daniel you married the same Daniel in the book?
    Congratulations on all your hard work. Your family is beautiful!


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