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What I did on my summer vacation...

I am blessed to receive four weeks of vacation every year.  Some of my colleagues take all four weeks at once.  I can’t do that.  I’m too much a creature of habit; of routine. 661 more words

Lessons Learned

Why we will not be giving our children purity rings.

I know you may be thinking “Why is she even thinking about “Purity rings” or “The talk” when her oldest daughter isn’t even five years old? 1,097 more words


I screwed up in a real way this week. Now I'm holding myself accountable for my own problematic behavior.

Full disclosure: This is going to be a long post. If you want to skip down to the part where I screwed up, I’ve put in some headings. 1,724 more words

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Trusting the Next Step

This morning, I woke up way too early and couldn’t go back to sleep. Insomnia isn’t a frequent visitor, thank God, but when she visits, I feel like something that accidentally got put into the dryer with the laundry. 764 more words


But I'm an adult, why do I need to read?

I have to be honest, up until the age of 19 I had probably only read roughly 10 books from beginning to end. Books simply didn’t interest me–a painful confession for a self-proclaimed book junkie to admit.  670 more words


Returning to land-based life in the U.S.

I’m still processing the year of adventure, travel and personal growth that we have experienced and if asked to say where I am on the spectrum of reflection, I’d say something like “barely scratched the surface” or “merely the tip of the iceberg.” I think that our year (or to be precise, 11 months) away was the adventure of a lifetime and yet I still feel like it’s a story that is unfinished. 788 more words

Land-based Life