Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Sarah has 7 tops and 5 pairs of pants. How many different outfits can she make with her clothes? Do you remember permutation problems? I do. Do you know what I remember about them? The part of the problem that they don’t explain how Sarah could deal with...
Required Reading for Social Justice

Required Reading for Social Justice

It’s been a tough week. There’s been a range of emotions from anger to disbelief. But for anyone who’s been reading and listening, there’s no surprise about what happened on Tuesday night. Our country has an ugly past of white supremacy and...
Why I Homeschool.

Why I Homeschool.

I fell asleep early with the kids. The first results were starting to come in. I woke up at 2 AM to see the latest news. I figured it would still be too close to call. I was thinking we were headed for another Bush v Gore. We weren’t. Instead the call was made...
Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

A few years ago, I woke up one spring morning and felt like a weight had been lifted from my chest. I was suddenly infused with energy and excitement. It was only then that I realized I’d been depressed for months. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a common...
My KonMari Capsule Wardrobe

My KonMari Capsule Wardrobe

Do you KonMari? Either you are obsessed, think it’s ridiculous, or you’ve never heard of it. In a nutshell, KonMari is a method of complete reorganization of your possessions so that you are happy with them all. A lot of people get hung up on the folding...
A Birth Story Filled with Gratitude

A Birth Story Filled with Gratitude

Time for an update. Little M was born four weeks ago. While this pregnancy was undoubtedly my most difficult, the labor was a breeze. I woke up from a nap at around 5 in the afternoon on that Saturday. I felt like something was happening, but I wasn’t totally...
How to Cope When Depression and Anxiety Hold You Back

How to Cope When Depression and Anxiety Hold You Back

To follow up on my post a couple of weeks ago, I’d like to share a few things that I learned through my struggle with antepartum depression and anxiety. These are universal ideas that can help in any season of life that is bringing you stress or sadness....
I’m still here.

I’m still here.

It’s been a while, yeah? I started lagging on posts at the beginning of this year due to the work I was doing on websites for clients. Getting paid was a good reason to slack on my personal blog. But I didn’t realize that I was slowly starting to slip into...
What are you reading next?

What are you reading next?

Today I thought I’d share what books I’ve been reading so far this year. Since 2015 started, I have read four books and am just starting a fifth. Some people are surprised that I have time to read. I find time all sort of places. And when a book gets...
February Wishes

February Wishes

It’s February! I’m still not used to writing 2015, are you? I’m always slow on these things. I have decided to start each month with a Monthly Wishes post, which I’ll be linking up at the Nectar Collective. I did some weekly post like this, but...
Weekly Wishes: First Things First

Weekly Wishes: First Things First

It’s a new week and I’m feeling completely overwhelmed! So my theme for today is one of my favorite mottos: First things first. Back when I was teaching, I would often find myself with a thousand things running around on my to do list. It’s like you...

Weekend Inspiration 03 :: Foreign Films

After traveling to visit family for the past month, we are headed home this weekend. It hasn’t been the typically relaxing trip down here. We’ve had really dismal weather no matter where we went. And in the past week my grandfather’s health really...
Black Rice (the perfect lunch for busy people)

Black Rice (the perfect lunch for busy people)

I didn’t know a thing called black rice existed until last fall. After we moved, I started going to a new acupuncturist and she highly recommended it for me. I tend towards having low energy or ‘low blood’ as it’s known in Chinese medicine. I...
Weekend Inspiration 02 :: Photography

Weekend Inspiration 02 :: Photography

Welcome to your weekend! This is my second Weekend Inspiration post. I’m planning to post a little idea for myself and you each weekend this year. It doesn’t have to be anything major, but doing a little something different can be a great way to mix things...
Book List 2014

Book List 2014

I’ve been meaning to post a book list about what I’ve been reading myself. So I thought now would be a great time to write a wrap-up post of the best books I read this year. I tend to like long and complex fiction with multiple characters. An underlying...
Meal Planning and Weekly Wishes

Meal Planning and Weekly Wishes

I had one of those weeks where it felt like time sped up. It seemed just minutes after getting out of bed it was time to make lunch. It might be the shorter days. I dread this time of year because of the diminished light. Everybody does, right? But regardless, I did...

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