Blog Posts

School: the next thing

Anyone who's known me for awhile knows that we change how we do school constantly. I'm always finding something more perfect than we used before, and it's rare that we get more than one year through any one program. Part of that has been figuring out the...

Moving fun

We moved last week. It's been an exciting period of transition. Exciting is putting it mildly. Remember my post about faith lessons, which was from over 2 months ago? That was when we were looking at moving and making all sorts of other changes. I didn't know if or...

Lemonade

When I was in middle school home and careers class, we did a little bit with pretending we were creating a business. I remember very little about it, though it seemed like it was more planning than creating or enjoying our success. (and something about a...

Irma

Everyone knows Florida equals hurricanes. It's the same as Buffalo equaling snowstorms or LA being prepared for earthquakes. I've experienced natural disasters. I was in Istanbul during the huge 7.2 earthquake in 1999. Two ice storms in Rochester, NY (1991...

Tooting Your Own Horn

For some people, it's as natural as breathing to talk about their passion. It seamlessly fits into every conversation and they become known for the thing they do. For the rest of us, though, it feels like we automatically become a used car salesman if we...

Faith lessons

You know the standard idea that, if you need more patience, God gives you opportunities to wait so you learn it? I guess this is my season for learning faith. In the winter/spring, I struggled big-time with hip pain, but that whole time I knew it was the...

Hurdles

I have a draft of a blog post, all about how I've decided to push myself to a new and scary goal: to get to a full split. I intended to hold onto it until I got to the full split, at which point it would be a huge celebratory post about how you can achieve...

Disneybounding Family-Style

One of the many benefits of living in beautiful Central Florida is its proximity to Disney World. (if I'm honest, it's part of why we chose Kissimmee and not somewhere along the coast). We love that we live close enough to swing by for a couple hours...

Simple Beginnings

I bought my daughter a tutu when she was 1 1/2 because all toddler girls should own a tutu. She adored it. She wore it all the time. Then when she was 2 1/2, she got a leotard, skirt, and ballet slippers for Christmas. She adored those, too. So when she was 3, we put...

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