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The top of the hill

At our latest MOPS meeting, we were talking about prioritizing, letting go of what isn’t worth our time or energy, finding a balance between sliding through the days with no structure and being overly structured and controlling . . . all of your basic mom worries, really. The women at my table are all knee-deep… Read More The top of the hill

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My Best Books of 2018

Hi there! Just popping in with a book list in case you’ve set some reading goals and need a little inspiration. Here are my favorite books from 2018. Nonfiction My Squirrel Days, Ellie Kemper Fun, light-hearted, told in short vignettes so it’s easy to read if you only have snippets of time here and there… Read More My Best Books of 2018

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Reading Lately

Loved My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper I love The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so it’s no surprise that I love Ellie Kemper, too. This was a quick, light-hearted memoir that made me laugh out loud at least once every few pages. I found the first half of the book funnier than the second, but that… Read More Reading Lately

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Balance

My dear friend who is a retired priest once told me that she most often observes people make major changes to their health and lifestyle only after they’ve hit what she calls a turning point. Losing a few pounds, trying a new form of exercise, eating less meat–all of these are well and good, but… Read More Balance

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Tips based on how I thrift

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about second-hand shopping, so I thought I’d share a bit about my methods. Enjoy! Keep a list on your phone You’ll be surprised what you can find that is very specific to what you want. I didn’t learn this trick until recently, and I’m continually amazed at how… Read More Tips based on how I thrift

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Daily Routines

We are well into the summer over here—not that summer really feels as much like SUMMER as when there are school-aged kids in the house, but you know what I mean—and we’ve got a pretty good daily routine in place. I love routines. Love, love, love them. When I was teaching, my classes always followed… Read More Daily Routines