Exploring what it really means for women to "have it all." Sometimes cheeky, sometimes heartfelt. A blog and live show created by Amanda Hirsch (@amanda_hirsch). Posts are written by Melody Bell, the character Amanda plays on stage. Melody is the perfect woman who gives you nightmares, offering up tips for crystallizing your breast milk, color coding your filing system and keeping your sex life freaky. Don't forget to like Melody on Facebook and follow her on Twitter at @themelodybell!


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Aug 27, 2014
@ 11:33 am
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I applaud Matt Damon for his virtuous decision to use toilet water for the #IceBucketChallenge out of respect for the millions of people all around the world who lack access to clean drinking water. I am ashamed of my earlier suggestion that you use filtered water for this challenge; that was short-sighted of me (though my heart was, of course, in the right place, as it always is). I do not, however, recommend following in Matt’s footsteps and using toilet water to complete the challenge, only to follow that stunt by using considerable water to rinse yourself clean. Instead, I recommend that you simply channel the spirit of water through chanting and sage burning and use the power of Reiki to spiritually “spill” a bucket of ice atop your head — then write checks to The ALS Association and Damon’s Water.org tout de suite. Let’s conserve our resources and marshall them to those who need them most, my darlings! Also, may I recommend this chic vintage Chanel bottle holder for toting your eco-friendly, BPA-free, reusable water bottle around town? 



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Aug 18, 2014
@ 2:06 pm
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Be sure that ice you’re dumping on your head is made with filtered water, darlings.


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Aug 18, 2014
@ 10:39 am
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Went to the chiropractor this morning and ended up putting HER back into alignment. Also signed her as a client for my boutique digital marketing agency. Now to do timed sprints for the 3+ mile trip to my office.


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Aug 12, 2014
@ 9:13 pm
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A homeless woman told me I was beautiful. I thanked her with four namastes and an organic Braeburn apple.

A homeless woman told me I was beautiful. I thanked her with four namastes and an organic Braeburn apple.


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Aug 9, 2014
@ 6:01 am
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Sunday means a trip to the farmer’s market, and no trip is complete without these fave farmer’s market essentials (clockwise from top left):
- Clare V. Matilda Canvas Tote ($198)- Brooklyn Kombucha Growler Bottle Sling ($12.50)- J. Crew Patterned Summer Straw Hat ($39.50)- Steven Alan Classic Shirtdress - Exclusive for Goop ($235)
With my kombucha for detoxing, a hat to keep those nasty UV rays off my porcelain skin, and a caj shirt dress to help me look farm chic, I’m ready to load up my tote with the earth’s (organic) bounty. 

Sunday means a trip to the farmer’s market, and no trip is complete without these fave farmer’s market essentials (clockwise from top left):

- Clare V. Matilda Canvas Tote ($198)
- Brooklyn Kombucha Growler Bottle Sling ($12.50)
J. Crew Patterned Summer Straw Hat ($39.50)
Steven Alan Classic Shirtdress - Exclusive for Goop ($235)

With my kombucha for detoxing, a hat to keep those nasty UV rays off my porcelain skin, and a caj shirt dress to help me look farm chic, I’m ready to load up my tote with the earth’s (organic) bounty. 


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Aug 8, 2014
@ 10:23 am
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Teaching my daughter iambic pentameter while we make dandelion necklaces. 
Photo by Santi on Flickr

Teaching my daughter iambic pentameter while we make dandelion necklaces. 

Photo by Santi on Flickr


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Aug 7, 2014
@ 12:13 pm
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In my dream, the Buddha said, “Your hair looks good.” “I know,” I said.

In my dream, the Buddha said, “Your hair looks good.” “I know,” I said.


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Aug 6, 2014
@ 4:13 pm
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My son is using my old Indigo Girls cassette tapes to make a diorama about dismantling the patriarchy.

My son is using my old Indigo Girls cassette tapes to make a diorama about dismantling the patriarchy.


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Aug 6, 2014
@ 2:36 pm
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Management Tip of the Day

When my staff members ask me questions, I tell them, “Do whatever you think I would do.”