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Sometimes simple daily acts require great faith

Today I drove my daughters to Elliot Bay in Seattle, put them on a sailboat with my parents, and am trusting that I will pick them up in two days on Orcas Island. The difficult part isn’t trusting them on … Continue reading

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There is No Glory on the Exercise Bike

Until 4 years ago, I was a consistent runner. In July of 2014, I started experiencing foot pain from plantar fasciitis. It took me a year and a half before I finally saw a doctor, and since then I have … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Polar Express

My family did something really fun over Thanksgiving weekend this year. My family of 4 (my husband, myself, and our six-year-old twins) went with my sister’s family (my sister, her husband, and their two-year-old twins) rode the Polar Express train … Continue reading

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Thinking about 2016

Siren and Immy on their last day of school of 2016 For reasons that I can’t quite put my finger on, 2016 was challenging.  Parenting-wise, age 5 has been great.  The girls started school, and it is so neat to … Continue reading

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Well, it’s May

I’m so out of the habit of writing that I’m struggling with how to start. It’s nearing the end of the school year:  3 weeks to go.  My students are in the middle of SBAC testing, which is a giant … Continue reading

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Trying to write again

I went most of 2014 without posting here. The reasons are complicated. The first one being that my girls still don’t go to bed at night. They have good nights and bad nights. We’ve tried them in separate rooms and … Continue reading

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Efforts to sleep

I know it’s only been a few days, and I’m STILL not getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep at night, but I HAVE made an effort to get more sleep this week, but I haven’t noticed that it’s made … Continue reading

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