Do Listen Read: August

Do Listen Read: August

DO Do buy the random gourmet food items at T.J. Maxx! Did you know that the fancy and interesting food items there (think condiments, etc.) are not overstock, but freshly packaged items for T.J. Maxx? Hat tip to Rabbi Phyllis Sommer who shared this Bon Appetit post on...

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A Remake of Beaches?

A Remake of Beaches?

Are you sitting down? Lifetime is doing a remake of a the sacred movie known as Beaches. Idina Menzel is taking Bette’s role as Cee Cee Bloom. They have yet to cast the role of the impossibly rich and beautiful best friend (of Barbara Hershey fame) who is still...

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Do Listen Read: July

Do Listen Read: July

DO SEND A SURPRISE GIFT: One of my favorite online writing friends sent me these delicious caramel cups from a store in Massachusetts called Purefections Chocolate. Her favorite item there is the P2C2, but since she knows my youngest is allergic to peanuts she sent...

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Friendship With a Sister-in-Law

Friendship With a Sister-in-Law

Can you have a close friendship with your sister-in-law? Should you be friends with your sister-in-law or other family members? What can you do to stay merely “friendly” with a sister-in-law who is difficult? July’s friendship question at The...

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Midyear Book and Podcast Favorites

Midyear Book and Podcast Favorites

Thank you to my friend Lindsey Mead for reminding me it’s time for my midyear favorite books post. (My possession of a calendar did not seem to do the trick.) So far my 2016 reading list has been heavy on the nonfiction picks, which means this midyear favorites...

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About Nina Badzin

Welcome! I'm a freelance writer, advice columnist, essayist, book reviewer, blogger, short story writer, and a co-founder of The Twin Cities Writing Studio. I live in Minneapolis with my husband and four children. I'm so glad you found your way here.

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