post-heart-attack – where are we now?

It seems like these last weeks have flown by, but now┬áit’s been almost 7 weeks since Matt’s heart attack, and I’ve been reflecting on the changes and transitions contained within those weeks. Perhaps the most obvious are the physical, tangible changes. Matt’s incorporation of regular exercise into his schedule prior to his heart attack was… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">post-heart-attack – where are we now?</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

I’m not really a runner. But maybe I could be?

I’ve gone through different phases in terms of my own physical health and dedication to exercise – everything from an all-out commitment not to gain weight during college and a resulting devotion to 1.5 hour daily workouts, to a healthier 3-5 times a week workout routine, to very sporadic attempts to make time to work… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">I’m not really a runner. But maybe I could be?</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

Families Belong Together

This morning, I packed up two of my kiddos and headed downtown for our local Families Belong Together march. (Matt and the big kids had a prior commitment, or they would have joined us, too.) As an adoptive mother, I’ve spent a great deal of time in recent years researching trauma and its effects, both… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Families Belong Together</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

In Which Miranda Becomes a Vegetarian

One of my greatest joys in parenthood is watching my children develop interests and passions of their own. All four of our children have what our pediatrician refers to as “big personalities,” so there is no shortage of passion here. Even if we tried to direct it, I’m not sure we could, and each time… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">In Which Miranda Becomes a Vegetarian</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

Year In Review: Homeschooling 2016-2017

Most places wrap up their school years in May, perhaps June. Here at our house, we finished our home-schooling year in mid-August! It was an odd year for us – we’d finished our previous year later than I’d originally thought we would, mostly due to Matt’s heart attack. That meant we started this year’s curriculum… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Year In Review: Homeschooling 2016-2017</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>