Goals for 2020

When thinking of goals for 2020, I wanted them to be simple. Much like my word of the year - to be present - I wanted something easy to fall back on. In the past, I've made really specific goals such as "read 12 nonfiction books," and "write 3 blog posts a week." Those are... Continue Reading →

Digital Minimalism Update

In February and March I wrote two posts on my efforts to minimize the digital distractions in my life, Digital Minimalism and Digital Minimalism Revisited. I'd just finished the book by Cal Newport of the same name and was inspired to cut out the mindless distractions of my life. Since then, I've continued to stay... Continue Reading →

Slow Down

I'm a stay at home mom now. It's something that I've wanted for over 5 years, but it was still a really hard decision to make. I heard a phrase on The Next Right Thing that resonated with me, "all the arrows weren't pointing in the same direction" -- and that was exactly it. I... Continue Reading →

A Child’s Special Needs

I haven't written a lot about a major challenge in our home. Mostly because it's overwhelming and scary and so hard to describe. Also because I don't want to say anything that will violate the privacy of my children and make anyone uncomfortable one day. But I think it's time to be more honest and... Continue Reading →

Where to Find Inspiration

In January I wrote about my intention to get walking every day. I failed. Miserably. I still haven't gone on a single walk. I tried one day but the trails were solid ice and I worried about falling with the baby in the carrier, even with spikes on my shoes. I sort of gave up... Continue Reading →

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