My mother never hovered over me. She shooed me outside and went about her business; baking, cleaning, and visiting with her friends. I don’t think she ever thought twice about any of this. Children played outside so that moms could get something done. Today, I watch my daughter playing with her blocks on the floor, …

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My friend and I were running about a week ago when she told me about an NPR segment that she had heard on her way to my house. It was about fear and this man whose life was being paralyzed by his fear of rejection. In order to overcome it, he decided to put himself …

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1. Your snow boots are the most expensive pair of shoes that you own. And this is totally fine with you because they are super cute with fur-lining at the top. 2. You have ever pulled your groceries up your driveway on a sled. 3. Your toddler is afraid to go on a hike because …

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We hiked to Rainbow Lakes this weekend. This is a great hike for little people. Not too long, not too hard, with lakes to play in and boulders to climb. We saw fresh moose tracks and, because of all our rain, an amazing variety of mushrooms. And then Grayson took us off past the real …

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Here is one of my favorite photos of the week and shockingly it’s not of one of my children. This was during one of my early morning runs this week on the trail behind our house. Because of my irrational? fear of mountain lions, I often employ neighborhood dogs, along with my own, into my …

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