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  • Micro Habits

    Micro Habits

    We’re now 28 days into our 1,000 hours outside challenge. And while we’re far from quitting or giving up on this lofty goal, we also have to make peace with a slower start than one might expect. An equal distribution of 1,000 hours over twelve months would be about 83 hours per month. We’re clocking … Continue reading Micro Habits Read more

  • Body


    It’s been skinned knees while climbing up trees, rollerblades dragged by a puppy on a leash. Mom hates hers, Grandma does too- should I hate this body? Haven’t got a clue. Given a candle for purity. But why’s the burden always on me?  Told not to make the boys stumble, but what if  I make … Continue reading Body Read more

  • #1000hoursoutside Challenge- 2023

    #1000hoursoutside Challenge- 2023

    Because otherwise I’d never leave the house in January If you don’t know me very well (yet), here’s the quick rundown: Grew up in Southern California Maintained an active and adventurous life outdoors (hiking, surfing, swimming, etc) Moved to Iowa in 2013 Whines when it’s less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit Assumes full hermit status during … Continue reading #1000hoursoutside Challenge- 2023 Read more

  • The Precipice?

    The Precipice?

    I’m not going to lie to you. I’m tempted, to be sure, but I’ll remain truthful. I’ll cough it up, phlegm and all. I don’t think I’ve been using the word ‘precipice’ correctly. There. It’s out in the world. For weeks, months, I’ve entertained a gnawing mantra that seemed to be playing on a continuous … Continue reading The Precipice? Read more

  • MLMs are Killing Authentic Connection

    MLMs are Killing Authentic Connection

    Real connections in this lonely world are special and should not be beaten to death. Read more

  • Giving Myself Grace-Easier Said than Done

    I’m laying on the floor of our living room. Toys are strewn all about, and this house hasn’t known silence for at least three years. I’ve convinced our toddler to play ‘baby mama’ which is basically when I pretend I’m a baby and he takes care of me. Right now it’s baby mama’s naptime. It’s … Continue reading Giving Myself Grace-Easier Said than Done Read more