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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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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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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