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About alexgirl

I'm a YA novelist livin' in fabulous Brooklyn with my husband and our two kitties. I love film making, photography, music, chocolate, sushi, friends, cardio, TV, and a bunch of other crap I can't think of. One published novel, Back Talk, available at Amazon. (and another one in progress!)

My Random Explanations For Scary Movies

Thanks to the mostly-brilliant #HauntingofHillHouse on Netflix and other #Halloween spookiness like #Hereditary, I’ve been having some too-scared-to-sleep-moments lately and I decided to come up with some explanations for all the terrifying sh*t. The lady who can bend all the way backwards … Continue reading

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“A true mom’s work is never done.”

  Just a picture of me, checking my daughter’s hair for lice. Using this headlamp is oddly rewarding (especially when the kids are, in fact, lice free!). Plus, my husband gets to make fun of me for looking like a … Continue reading

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Play Hooky With Your Kids Tomorrow!!!

  I know, I know. We’re all super busy, but sometimes don’t you just want to slow it down? Y’know, hang out with your kids and, like, get to know their cute little selves a bit better? I do! So … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

Earth Day happens on April 22nd, but we should really be pampering Mama Earth year round. I’ve got some fantastic tips and ideas for celebrating Earth Day every day. For instance, stop using plastic!!! Check out the full article at Real … Continue reading

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11 Secrets To Traveling With A Toddler (Without Losing Your Mind)

Let me be honest, I don’t look like one of those moms who has her act together at the airport. You know who I mean: That woman strutting through B terminal with a fresh blow-out, pulling a roller suitcase that … Continue reading

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My Kids Are Totally Destroying My Spotify Cred

I used to pride myself on listening to the newest, hippest indie and electronic music. I’ll never forget the year my best friend and I went to SXSW, cramming a hundred bands into four fabulous days. It was amazing to … Continue reading

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I Want To Be An Activist, But My Kids Are Holding Me Back

Ever since the presidential election last fall I’ve been outraged, depressed, terrified, and wanting to get more involved. I regret that I didn’t volunteer to call undecided voters or put up posters in 2016, but would it have made a … Continue reading

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I Can’t Deal With The Swearing Rules That Kids Have

I could see it in her eyes right away. When I picked my 6-year-old daughter up from school, she looked upset. The drama had happened that morning, on the bus ride to school, and it took nearly half the walk home for me … Continue reading

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How I’m Talking To My Daughter About Kissing (Earlier Than I Thought I’d Have To)

My 5-year-old daughter is married. It was a pretty rushed engagement — school was only about a week or two in when I heard the news. Needless to say, I was surprised. Five, and married – who is the boy?! My … Continue reading

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How I Talk to My Daughter About Privacy (Plus, Expert Tips)

The other day, my 6-year-old daughter and I had the usual morning argument about getting dressed, and I ended up losing the war on leggings. Whatever, I decided. It wasn’t worth my sanity. We got to the playground and instantly she began … Continue reading

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