For the Love of the Game

Tonight I took my oldest daughter with me to my soccer game. Technically it wasn't a game; indoor season is officially over and outdoor hasn't started yet. Luckily, I'm not alone in thinking that 9 weeks is too long to go without lacing up my cleats: there is a group of about 15 or so... Continue Reading →

A New Journey Begins

A lot has happened since I wrote last. We took the girls out of school and began homeschooling in the fall of 2015, and welcomed our son Griffin to the family last July. Since September I have been acclimating myself to my new role as mom/homeschool teacher, and although most days I believe my children... Continue Reading →

Friendship

There are three sleeping angels upstairs where normally there are only two. I am writing beside a nearly empty glass of wine, surrounded by toys, paper, and a child's chair brought down from a bedroom. My daughters' best friend, who happens to be the daughter of one of my own best friends growing up, is... Continue Reading →

The New Year

For the first hour of this new year I held my youngest child in my arms while she tried desperately to sleep despite the coughing fits that ravaged her two year old body. Unlike many of my friends this past year, I was not worried for her health. There was no wheezing, no struggle for... Continue Reading →

Dear Self

Sadly, summer is (rather too quickly) coming to an end.  In order not to feel too overwhelmed by my return to full-time teaching, I have been desperately trying to cram as much planning and preparation into these last few weeks as is humanly possible while still enjoying my beautiful girls and this gorgeous weather (which... Continue Reading →

A Little Bit of History

While waiting in line for the photocopy machine today I ended up talking to a colleague who is considering teaching in the UK.  Sharing some of my experiences with her suddenly made me nostalgic for that magic 'I'm living on the other side of the world' feeling.  I imagined what it would be like to... Continue Reading →

Movie Night

Hibernation.  When the winter days are long and summer still seems a figment of the imagination.  When the craziness of December has ended and Christmas baubles have been packed away for another eleven months of storage.  When the energy required for constant eating, drinking and socializing has finally dissipated and all you are left with... Continue Reading →

Snowflakes and Soulmates

This weekend I was reminded of the joy and positive energy that two people can create when they are truly in love.  An old high school friend of my husband's married his soul mate this weekend, and we could not be happier for them.  The wedding was beautiful:  snowflakes sparkled in the candlelight, family and... Continue Reading →

Sisters

They drive you crazy.  They steal your clothes and your shoes and are able to find your diary no matter how brilliant you think your hiding spot is.  They know your strengths, they know your weaknesses, and they know how to use that information to bring you to your knees.  They know exactly what buttons... Continue Reading →

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