Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

Being a mom has many joys and challenges. It has brought to me countless sleepless nights as well as infinite moments of awe about the human species. The world I see possible as I watch my children explore, grow and develop into persons all their own is a fascinating journey. Yet, as a mother I …

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Walking on campus during 6th grade recess was a bit of a culture shock. The first thing I noticed was how physically giant 6th graders are in comparison to the 1st graders! Next I noticed the attitudes that went along with the difference in size. One girl, on her cell phone, nearly smashed into me …

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I love being a mom, but sometimes the same ole routine gets old. “Do this. Don’t do that. Bring that. Follow directions.” Orders become loathe to my own ears, let alone that of my children. So today, while I was thinking of ways to adopt the phrase “Thank you for being FUN today!” into my …

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