Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

When I told people I had moved out of my home, and bequeathed our house to my husband in the divorce, people were shocked. Of course, it was a hard decision. After all, my daughter had learned to walk there, I had lovingly painted all the walls the perfect color and had spent countless hours …

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It’s been nearly 10 years since I made the crucial decision to leave my unsuccessful marriage. At the time, I was the clerical manager for my husband’s small mechanic business, a work at home job that had no real  personal income. All the money was controlled by my husband and even though keeping track of …

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Several months ago I instituted “Family Saturday Chores” into our house. As a single mom of two upper-elementary aged children, it had always been easier to simply do all the chores myself. However, after several years of this I found I was bitter, angry and frustrated. A family in our neighborhood, who has become very …

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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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Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

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