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Hello, friends! 

Okay, okay, so one of my 2019 resolutions was to dive back into this newsletter. When I launched it with the original baby list, I never expected to amass such an audience (20K of you, holy cow). I mean, thank you!!! I wanted to keep up the weekly cadence but then Tao started becoming (insanely) active and my book tour (all 26 stops) took over my life, and then I got a cold and then, fine, fine, it’s all excuses. But it’s 2019 and I am RECOMMITTING!
 
So let’s start by talking about a few of my 2019 resolutions…
 
Take better care of my teeth
Is that the least sexy New Year’s resolution, like, ever? Probably. Basically I hate going to the dentist with a fiery passion (even though I love mine! She’s the sweetest! Dr. Olga on lower Fifth Avenue, Allure Dental is her practice. Tell her I sent you!). But 2019 is going to be the year of NO CAVITIES. To that end, I got a Waterpik. The first time I used it, it literally sprayed all over my face and bathroom but I’ve gotten the hang of it now and I do think it cleans teeth really well. 
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I also will continue to evangelize for my Sonicare Diamondclean. I accidentally left it at home on my last business trip and was depressed for three days straight, sigh. There will come a point, I’m sure, where I literally have to travel with both a Diamondclean and a Waterpik and that is how I will know I’ve fully reached old lady status.
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Even though I Waterpik every night now, I still floss once a week or so… I honestly don’t know that this floss is better than regular floss but SO many of my followers told me it is so there you go, I was #influenced. It’s called Cocofloss and it does have pleasant millennial-friendly packaging lol.  
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Omg, are you sick of me talking about dental hygiene yet? The last two steps of my dental hygiene routine are tongue scraping (it is so gross but I do feel that my mouth feels fresher in the morning) and mouthwash. Dr. Olga says it’s best to use an alcohol-free mouthwash, because alcohol inflames the gums… so I’ve been using this Listerine. I kind of miss the burning sensation but I guess that wasn’t the best thing for my gums.
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Read more
Well, I mean, I don’t know that I had to make that a formal resolution but basically recommitting to reading every single night before I go to bed. When I was on book tour, even if I was completely spent, I would still read a page or two of something. I realized that it’s my form of self-care, doing something solely for myself and my own enjoyment. Sounds selfish but it’s absolutely necessary to be selfish sometimes. My first recommendation of the year is Spinning Silver: it’s a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Well-paced and well-written and overall a great book.
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If you’re looking for something to read to your kids, here’s a shameless plug for my latest book, A is for Awesome. It’s a companion book for Juno Valentine and an A-Z guide of awesome women you should know! Because it’s a board book it’ll withstand drool, vomit, hurling/throwing, sandpits… If you’d like a personalized copy, check out Books of Wonder in Chelsea. They ship internationally too! (As does Amazon, but they’re not signed copies).
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And this last product has absolutely nothing to do with either of those resolutions but it’s nifty: a little roller stamp that covers your sensitive (ie: stealable) info! I use it to cover up bank account numbers etc before I then shred the documents. You can never be too safe!!
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OK this has been a really crazy practical newsletter and I fully anticipate a whole bunch of you to unsubscribe, haha!
 
Just to add 1% of beauty into this newsletter, here is a gratuitous beauty product… When I was in Paris, a makeup artist I worked with used this product on me and it is just about the prettiest, shimmeriest but not disco-ball eyeshadow ever. I love it!! Aura Dew by Shiseido… Gives you an Instagram filter eyes 😊
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That’s it for now, ‘til next time!!!
 
PS: if you fancy reading past newsletters, here they are!
Stuff My Mom Likes
Back in Action
How I Stave Off Illness
Sleep Stuff
Random Stuff We Like
#Momhacks
Random Stuff I Like, Part II
Beauty Stuff I Like
How to Travel with Kids
Random Stuff I Like
Kids Books:
OG Baby List
Transparency: I use affiliate links in this newsletter. I also donate most of the proceeds to various charitable causes including Texas Diaper Bank, ACLU, and Donors Choose.

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