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Digging for motivation

One of the things that motivates my healthy lifestyle is performance. I love feeling like I CAN, I WILL, I JUST FUGGIN DID! It’s what gets me up at 5am most mornings. It’s what reminds me to give it…

Wildflowers on Mosier Plateau (Go! Now!)

Mother’s Day was a goodie this year. With the wildflowers in full bloom, we headed down the Columbia River Gorge to Mosier. I had heard great things about the wildflowers on the Mosier Plateau, and the experience did not…

Ride Like a Mother

It’s 6:10 am on a Tuesday and I’m riding like a mother. I’m in the communion of a pack of fellow bleary-eyed humans who, like me, have decided to wake up and take charge of their day. We’re bonded…

What I’m reading with my kids

I posted about my reading life a few weeks ago. Reading is a special pastime for me – I see it as a mechanism to deepen my empathy, understanding and perspective. And I believe it has the same power for the…

Becoming: confidence and grace

Most Saturday mornings I get to do my thing. I’m kidless and free to choose the who/what/when/where for a couple of hours. It’s so good. A few weeks ago, I headed out for a hike. It was raining, but not too cold…

She Persisted

Today is Wednesday and I’ve been home with a sick kid. So, I used my time wisely to look into the reports over the silencing of Senator Warren on the Senate Floor. (Because as of 11/08/17 modern day parenting…

Book Club Dropout

I’m a book club dropout. Not proud. I joined a book club for the first time after moving to Portland. And after nearly a year of reading, discussing, hosting, reading, etc, I reluctantly pulled the plug. “It’s not you. It’s…

yesterday, today and the next 99

My goal is not to change the world. But to tell the world they’re not alone. Which just might change the world. This is why on January 21st, 2017 I marched in the Women’s March in Washington DC. It…

Eleven Things

A few weeks ago, a friend tagged me on Instagram to shared 10 things about myself. It was fun to come up with, somewhat arbitrarily and intentional at the same time, a list that gave a deeper glimpse into…

Homemade Deodorant Success

In the spring of 2015 I began making my own deodorant. I had experimented with commercial “natural” deodorants and had zero luck. In fact, many of them made me smell worse. How is that even possible? So, in my attempt to keep the…