Precious Downtime

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You guys, school. School! School. I have finished the first six weeks of my student teaching practicum, and I have four weeks left to go (plus two weeks of Spring Break when I will be back in class myself). And it's awesome. Every day is … [Read more ...]

Hannah + 11 years and 8 days

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This is one of those posts that I never know how to write. On February 19, my daughter Hannah turned 11 years old. Somehow, this tiny little baby: Turned into this young woman: What do you say about your first-born child? Of course … [Read more ...]

Keeping Confidence High

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Every year I choose a word to represent something I want more of in the months ahead. As I shared at the beginning of the month my word for 2016 is confidence. I did this for a couple of reasons, but my big, overarching motivation was that I was … [Read more ...]

Poem of the Month: Penguin Costume

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Recently I re-embraced my adolescent love of writing poetry. Many of them are written just for me, but I have written enough that are not as personal and I'd like to share some of them. And so, a blog series is born. These aren't necessarily my … [Read more ...]

A Word for 2016: Confidence

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For the past number of years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. For 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]

2015 Year in Photos Slideshow

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This is my favourite post of the year. It's a lot of work, but I am happy to do it because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, which are sort of my bread and butter. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my … [Read more ...]

Holidays and Sick Days

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I had grand plans this holiday season. Grand plans. With my daughter now almost 11 years old, we were going to bake together. Oh yes, we were! Or perhaps I was going to get her to bake for me, which sounded even better. And then we would enjoy … [Read more ...]