Monthly Archives: July 2013

Claire: July Wrap-Up and Plan for August

Ever since I’ve been a high school teacher, July has been a month of detox; it’s when I learn to breathe again, relax, slow down, and let myself find a rhythm of life that is natural and centered on what … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Ninjas on the Half Shell (and my running log)

I have girls. Two amazing little girls with loads of personality, questions, songs, emotions, giggles, energy and just enough (OK, sometimes too much) ‘tude. They are four years apart — ages 7 and 3. It’s a good age gap, mostly. … Continue reading

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Stealing Kale Chips from Children

Friday evening we celebrated the weekend with a play date at the pool with J and the girls.  The kids splashed, jumped and swam to their hearts content.  I watched proudly as LP obsessively went down the slide and paddled … Continue reading

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Claire: Ohio Dreaming

I’m in Ohio with Newman for the weekend, and again I am limited to what I can blog on my phone, so I’ve decided on another round of haiku to try to capture some of the experiences here. I’m trying … Continue reading

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Kristen R: Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

My masterpiece is this running route — which I’ve included in a running log before. While it’s not a traditional work of art or what we typically think of as a masterpiece, it serves as the same kind of escape. … Continue reading

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KHP – Roller Coaster

This week has been a roller coaster ride and I have felt unusually vulnerable to affects of all the chaos that seems to be unraveling around me. I have a theory on this and I think it is pretty solid. … Continue reading

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Claire: Writing Prompt, Child’s Voice

The prompt is to open my current book to page 39 and start from the first line there. The book I just started is I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I ended up coincidentally also responding to KHP’s request … Continue reading

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