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12 Year Old Boy + Phone = A Good Thing

We chose the middle ground, not too early, not too late. Cooper got his own phone this past Christmas in the middle of sixth grade. We had made the conscious decision to wait a bit longer with him since he wasn’t hankering for one. This would help set a precedent with Greta (his 10-year old…

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10 Presque Isle Secrets Only Locals Know

Photos Credit: @BruceNelson Photography I recently wrote a blog for my friends Elizabeth + Becca with the awesome Northerly Collective. Planning a visit, or live here and want to find new ways to appreciate your surroundings, peoples, and communities – check out their site! Northerly Collective was “born from a passion to share our northern lifestyle, from…

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25 Days, 25 Songs

I’ve been compiling this since a little after the new year… a fun morning activity to get my day started and to remind me to listen to music. Song, Day 1: A song that I love but rarely listen to “Jackson” by Lucinda Williams. I love this whole album; it reminds me of a wonderful year spent…

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Why She Inspires Me

My daughter is a kind soul. A dreamer. A feeler. A do-er. An improver. And a hockey player. She plays with a team of 16 boys, ages 9 & 10, mostly third and fourth graders. It’s a positive team sport for all, yet I have to believe her take-aways are a bit enhanced. The first…

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Making a Difference

I’m driven by the small wins, by feeling and knowing I’ve made a difference for the good — in an individual, and in our family, school and community.In the Northwoods, we don’t have towns with oodles of easily accessible cultural and social activities. But we do have oodles of ways to get involved in meaningful…

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Our Homeschooling Journey

Wolf Mountain overlook, October 2015. Before we started homeschooling, it was hardly in our thoughts. There was work, money, and time — how could we ever swing it, if even for a year? It’s fascinating how time and decisions change what’s possible. I had resigned from my job; needing to change the balance of “things”…

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Your Wisdom, Your New Year

A fitting New Year’s quote, as well as this one by nature journalist Hal Borland:“Year’s end is neither an end or a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Choose to view the New Year as a new beginning or as a “going on” — both get…

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Finding Flow Through Teaching

Teaching yoga provides me the “flow experience” psychologist Mihaly Czikszentmihali defines as “the feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task.” It’s when you do one of those things that spans hours yet feels like minutes. Maybe that’s why my classes run a little long… and why I spend oodles of hours researching…

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The Bingo-Loving Babe that Ran Away

Well… it happened. She ran away for the first time. 7 years old, and not so sure it will be the last. Our little bingo-playing gal just wasn’t ready to miss out on this week’s big-time affair at the Legion.  My heart aches for her, but I know she’s learning about life, disappointment, joy, struggle,…

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Coop’s Playfully Exasperated “Maaa-haammm”

I’m in the final week of my 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training… it’s been a ride. The biggest area of growth for me was not in my on-the-mat practice but in a willingness to embrace vulnerability, allowing myself to be seen in a new way. I learned how my fear of failure and drive for success…

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