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How Blogging Has Changed My Life

How Blogging Has Changed My Life

Last month, this blog slipped quietly past a milestone birthday and into its sixth year of existence. The anniversary was given the same treatment I give to my own birthdays: I allowed the date to pass without fanfare, but not without evoking some heartfelt contemplation. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in recent weeks… Continue Reading

Notes From the Ironing Board

Notes From the Ironing Board

At the end of every month, I share a list of things I’ve learned in recent weeks. It’s one of my favorite things I write on the blog, and with the exception of the things I need to keep close for personal reasons, I’d like to think that these lists are a fairly comprehensive look… Continue Reading

Evolving Thoughts on Change

Evolving Thoughts on Change

I was voted Most Conservative by my high school senior class. My staunchly Republican grandfather assumed this was a commentary on my political views, and he’d never been so proud. While I was indeed an outspoken Republican, the “Most Conservative” nomination likely had more to do with my aversion to swearing, alcohol,  and hallway make-out sessions than my… Continue Reading

Lately // July 2018

Lately // July 2018

July is winning for favorite month of 2018. It wasn’t even a contest. There were some big moments (see Highlights below), but mostly I’ve just been loving day-to-day life as a mom. Charleston and I have been doing all that we can to soak up the summer, from playground time and library visits, to tricycle… Continue Reading

Lately // June 2018

Lately // June 2018

I think that June might have been my fastest-flying month (so far) of 2018! After years as a student and then teacher, I’ve always equated summer with a slower pace. Now, without a school calendar dictating my schedule, summertime doesn’t look all that different from the rest of the year—something I tend to forget, until… Continue Reading

What’s Working For Me (Right Now)

What’s Working For Me (Right Now)

What is it about us humans that is so fascinated by seeing the way other people live? This curiosity drives our love for stories in books and on the screen, it fuels our social media obsession, and it’s probably why you are reading this very blog post. I’m hardly immune. I love getting a peek… Continue Reading

Lately // May 2018

Lately // May 2018

This month was fairly low-key for me. And after a whirlwind winter and early spring, the slower pace was a welcome change. Many of our regular activities are on hiatus for the summer, so Charleston and I have been spending more time playing at home and working on projects around the house. I know many… Continue Reading