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I’ve been using a Bullet Journal for about two years now, and I’m starting to wonder, Is the Bullet Journal a fad? It’s easy to see in hindsight how something that blows up as quickly as the Bullet Journal did can end up being a short-term craze. People get excited about a new gadget, a new system, a new status symbol of wealth or privilege or introspection, and we all dive in headlong without taking stock of the best practices and potential benefits. Maybe I was one of those people who got swept up in the craze. I was mesmerized by…

July 6, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I recently went back to work and have been dropping my ten-month-old off at my in-laws’ house a few days a week. I appreciate their help, but I discovered that they’ve been feeding our son all sorts of stuff babies aren’t supposed to eat: lots of sweets like cake and pastries, even nuts he could choke on. Basically, whatever they’re eating, the baby’s eating. I thought I had come up with the perfect solution. I started packing my son’s meals and bringing them over to my in-laws’ house. But when I pick him up, there’s still a whole bunch…

June 26, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

Dear Evie + Sarah: I’m so tired of people asking me when me and my husband are going to have kids. I just don’t want to answer anymore. The truth is, we’ve been struggling with infertility for years and I’m not sure it’s ever going to work. I’m 37. We’ve done a few IVF treatments and so far, nothing. My close friends and family know, but obviously I don’t shout it from the roof tops. But every time I go to a baby shower or a kids birthday party or even an adult event, someone inevitably asks me, “so, when…

June 19, 2017 Evie 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I loved your latest episode on airline travel, especially Sarah’s story about the airplane bathroom! I was hoping to get your thoughts on a travel issue that comes up for me all the time. I travel regularly for business and really need that time on the plane to get caught up on what’s been going on in the office while I’ve been out, but it seems like I constantly get stuck next to someone who wants to tell me their life story! How long do I realistically have to make polite conversation with the stranger sitting next to me?…

June 19, 2017 Sarah 0Comment

Dear Evie+Sarah: I’ve got this new friend who I really like, except for the fact that she’s constantly offering compliments that include a put-down of herself. She’ll say, “You look so nice today…and look at me, with my husband’s old sweatshirt on.” Or the first time she came to my house, she commented on how clean and tidy it was, then immediately told me how messy hers is. Every time she does this, I’m not sure how to respond. Do I just say thank you or do I have to try to reassure her? It feels weird to constantly be boosting…

Sarah 0Comment

He doesn’t cry that often. He learned early that it doesn’t help. His mom consoles him, but nothing changes. He’s learned not to think about his dad. Sometimes, it comes out. Sometimes, when he leasts expects it, when he’s not thinking, when he’s had a really bad day, he whines a little. “I miss him,” and then he regrets it. It’s especially hard when his Dad calls. Mommy gives him the phone and for a few minutes, he forgets. He forgets he’s really far away, but then Daddy starts talking about things that happened a long time ago. “Remember when…