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Haters Gonna Hate, But The Rest Is Up To You

(Not actually Plato, but no matter; this is a good thing to remember.)

I've been writing Ramshackle Glam for nearly ten whole years - which means that there is a LOT of good stuff hanging out in my archives. So each Friday, we'll be doing a little throwback to one of my personal favorites. This week's is a post is one I wrote in 2015, about the challenges of handling Internet commenters with less-than-pleasant things to say...and contains a few little bits of wisdom that - nearly five years later - I could use a refresher on myself. 

Q. What advice would you give someone on how to handle the mean-spirited comments people feel free to fling around [on the Internet]?

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My Definitive “Best Family Movies Of All Time” List

Me + cheeks on our very first movie outing, 2013. It went great

We watch a lot of movies as a family, both in the theater and at home. It's kind of our thing - not to mention a really lovely way for us to get in all-four-of-us time, since a new animated release that will make neither parent fall asleep is one activity we're all virtually guaranteed to be on board with.

What this means, however, is that I'm constantly searching for suggestions for amazing movies that I haven't thought of yet. So I thought I'd put together a list of my all-time favorite family-friendly movies*, and see if you guys would do me the solid of adding your suggestions below.

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How to Take Your Toddler to the Amusement Park: A Mother’s Guide

how to take your toddler to the amusement park funny

Wherefore art thou, Monk-Monk?

I've been writing Ramshackle Glam for nearly ten whole years - which means that there is a LOT of good stuff hanging out in my archives. So each Friday, we'll be doing a little throwback to one of my personal favorites. This week's is by Erin Williams, the coauthor of The Big Activity Book For Anxious People, and the author of a stunning new graphic memoir, Commute

by Erin Williams

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Links & Love & Stuff

I'm going to do one of Paintillio's custom paint-by-numbers pieces as a form of art therapy, and am considering this as the pic to use. I posted a few other contenders - plus some thoughts on the pure vanity/pure awesomeness of painting yourself - over on IG, and would be curious to hear your thoughts.

This article about Al Franken's exit from the Senate is an essential read - not to mention an extraordinary work of journalism. (The Case Of Al Franken, via The New Yorker.)

Oh excuse me GUESS WHAT IS AVAILABLE AT URBAN OUTFITTERS?

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Five Right-This-Moment Objects Of Obsession

Peruvian Vintage Frazada Pillows

I just ordered a few of these one-of-a-kind pillows for my couch, and think they're spectacular. They're made from vintage frazadas - durable wool fabrics hand-woven by the Aymara people, an indigenous nation located in the Andes. They're dyed using natural pigments created from plants and insects, and are all woven freehand into one-of-a-kind patterns. You can find them transformed into pillows (as shown here), rugs, wall hangings, blankets, and furniture coverings - but if you're in the market for pillows, you have to check out Moon Water Co.'s selection.


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