Marathon Training Week 1!

Week 1 of 16 of training for my first marathon is complete. In 2015 I was halfway through my plan when I was surprised by Oliver’s coming so I ran a 10k instead. This time I’m signed up for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth this June. The week didn’t go exactly as planned, but I completed all…

Thoroughly Equipped

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” I knew I would need to go back into full-time teaching for the next school year. I came up with some ideas of…

Merry Christmas! A Look Back at 2016

Merry Christmas! This is the card we printed and were able to send out to some. I managed to lose a few. The only thing I can come up with is that sometimes static electricity kept two stuck together, so maybe I sent two to some people? If you live nearby, I’d love to have…

Book Review: It’s OK NOT to Share…

and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker Browsing through the library, my eyes caught this title, which certainly evokes an emotional response. Today children are pushed to always share, but this book presents why that may not be what is best for a child’s development, along with 28 other…

At Peace with My Closet

I’ve had a couple big purges of my closet in the past few years (Taking Control of My Clothes and My Closet Update-Experiment Turned Lifestyle), but I have still felt stressed with every season change as I’ve had a three-drawer dresser stuffed with the clothes that were out of season. The dresser is a plastic one, so I…

Missing the Mountains

I miss hiking up mountains. It is such a calming experience. There is so much beauty to see. There is a great power and wonder felt to be climbing hundreds or thousands of meters above the city. I lived in South Korea for almost a year in 2014 and 2015. A country which is 70%…

Extreme Makeover: Banana Edition

I was out of bananas and wanted more from the store but had no desire to go out. I asked Ezekiel to get some for me. Trying to hear over  cranky baby, he misunderstood and thought I wanted bananas for recipes. He came back with these bananas: No problem. I became inspired to bake a…