Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

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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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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Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

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