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Rest

Sep
2012
05

posted by on Nature, Uncategorized

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It’s almost eleven pm.  Already, my daughter has cried out at least four times.  She has these nights infrequently – usually when she is getting sick or when she’s had a long day.  We run in, and her eyes stay closed, her mouth drawn into a frown as she cries out.  I kneel by her […]

Imprints

Jun
2012
29

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During my early years of teaching kindergarten, we had an incubator in our classroom.  A local farm gave us chicken eggs, and we placed them inside, rotating them a couple times a day.  One Saturday, when I stopped by to turn the eggs, I noticed one was rocking a little.  There was a tiny triangle-shaped […]

Training Wheels

May
2012
06

posted by on Running, Self-improvement, Uncategorized

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Today’s run was hard. First, I psyched myself out.  The training for today called for running two shorter intervals and two intervals that were twice as long as I’d run previously (three minutes – not very long at all, unless you happen to be a non-runner starting a running program).  Also, on the advice of […]

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Today I am honored to guest-post over at Smallest Inspirations, a blog by Cathi Brese Doebler.  Cathi is a mom, consultant, small business owner and the author of Ditch the Joneses, Discover Your Family: How to Thrive on Less than Two Incomes!

Sunlight and Shade

Feb
2012
29

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I’m looking at a picture of a shadow.  A plant sits on a ledge outside a yellow house – a little plant in a plastic bucket casting its broad-leaved shadow on the plaster wall.  Around the corner, kids sit in the shade of the porch, lean legs stretched out or bent with arms resting on […]

Sugar

Jan
2012
20

posted by on Parenting, Uncategorized

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I went to the grocery store last night. After a snowstorm. In January. I’ve always heard that the worst time to shop is when you’re hungry, but shopping at night in the middle of winter trumps hunger. My body is ready to hibernate. I fill my cart with anything I may want or need in […]