Skiing at Snowshoe Mountain

We spent the first four days of this week at Snowshoe Mountain (a local West Virginia ski resort), just Sean, the kids, me…and our oldest’s betta fish. It was so nice to get away—and our middle girls especially enjoyed their time skiing, despite the warm rain one day and the freezing temps the next—but I have […]

When you find yourself in the middle

When you find yourself in the middle

On most divisive issues—politics, health, parenting, food, vaccines—I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. For a long time, I’ve felt alone in this middle space. The people at the ends are loud (and let’s face it, often obnoxious). They talk about the issue more, yell louder, and often criticize those of us who refuse […]

The paradox of setting limits

The paradox of setting limits

I’ve talked about a few of the lessons that I heard again and again during my retreat (through various books, courses, blog posts, etc.) and one of the ones that has stuck with me the most is the idea that limits can actually expand your life rather than shrinking it. As a noncomformist who spends […]

Weekend reading: February 7, 2015

Focused on her craft

Little artist. ❤️ {She came up with the idea and got all of her supplies set up by herself. Where did my baby girl go?!} Tomorrow we are on our way to Snowshoe Mountain for 4 days of skiing, swimming and moon bouncing. This is the first vacation we’ve taken just as a nuclear family […]