A blanket of bluebells

This weekend, I had a little time to myself because my husband had taken our two girls out of town to visit his parents. Our boys are pretty much self-sufficient, so I took advantage of a Saturday morning to go for a hike. I have absolutely been loving the spring...

A special message from your VIP classroom volunteer

As this school year comes to a close, I am also wrapping up my second year as a classroom volunteer. After serving two full years in this very important position, I thought it might be helpful to share a few things I have learned during my tenure of helping 45 minutes...

A blog post about friendship, climbing a hill and holding the moon

When Kent and I were first married, we were trying to get involved in our first church together as a couple. It was a large regional church, so we attended a meeting to get to know other people who lived in our community. We lived about 25 minutes away from the...
Getting past a fear of food

Getting past a fear of food

I'm writing this blog post mainly for my records to help me solve this mystery as I put pieces together in the future. Last night, I had an extreme food reaction. It's the third time in 2018 this has happened. It came on suddenly about 20 minutes after I ate dinner....

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When all the things feel like big things

When all the things feel like big things

If you read my last blog post about visiting colleges, you might have gotten the impression that I have been winning at parenting. In fact, I even felt that way for about 2.5 minutes. Then, I woke up Tuesday morning. I suddenly remembered that prom was on Saturday. I...

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