A Farewell … That’s Not Really Goodbye

I have avoided writing this post for many weeks, even though I have felt an overwhelming urge to share what's going on over here. This little blog has been inhabiting a part of the world wide web for two years (tomorrow).  I have written about the...

In Praise of Empathy

I'm proud of my boys for lots of reasons. But nothing makes my heart swell more than when I see them show empathy. The other night I was prepping my coffee maker for a 4:45 am wake-up, heart already racing as I anticipated coaching my running group, then taking my...

You Gotta Go Through It

The beginning of my run is always the same. "I Can Handle it" blaring on my headphones. Running uphill. It's kind of a bummer to always start on the uphill, but you know what? I don't go into the hill afraid. Pastor Furtick's voice in my ears and his message, "Faith...

Summer Chore BINGO

My husband always says to use fewer words when I am talking to our boys. I tend to want to go into the "why" they should do something and overwhelm them with too many details. Maybe it's the teacher or the wordy communicator in me, but in the case of assigning chores...

Friday Faves (on a Thursday)

Did you miss Monday's post? Well, in case you did, here are the cliff notes... I am really trying to eat better, which means more frequent, smaller meals. I am including more whole foods in my meals, and I don't call chips and salsa a meal anymore (well, not most...

Focus Groups and Fourteen Year Olds, Kiwi Fruit and Fitness Goals

Warning: This post is going to be all over the place, so just go with it m'kay? I have been working out at Burn Boot Camp since October and I finally signed up for a focus group. When it comes to exercising, I don't have trouble with motivation (please don't shoot...

Worship and Running, My Newest Running Playlist

Are you a multi-tasker? Chances are, if you have a pulse, you are. And for sure if you are a mom, you are. I listen to podcasts while I fold laundry, catch up on email while waiting for my hockey player to take the ice, and pay bills while I'm throwing dinner...

Famous Female Journalers + An Exciting Announcement

Did you know if you want to look at Marie Curie's journals, you will have to sign a waiver and wear protective gear? That is because, over 100 years later, her personal belongings are still radioactive. Her journals were where she recorded what she was discovering...

How to Survive May Madness

It's the first day of May. The beginning of the month of ALL THE THINGS. It's end of year celebrations, end of season parties, end of grade testing. It's spring dances, band concerts, Field Days. It's Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, Summer Camp sign-ups. It's...

5 Types of Journals

A few weeks ago I wrote about why I journal. Then I told you I'd share with you some famous journalers. And then life happened. I got busy planning and packing for our trip to California. I was still journaling, and thinking about how to share with you some different...