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2018 Reading List – Part 1

I don’t have much evidence to compare, but I think I’m reading quite a bit more this year than I have in the last 2-3 years. By my count, I’ve read 17 books in the first six months of 2018, which might be a record. I’m usually a pretty opportunistic …

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Can You See Me Now?

On March 1, my life changed forever. No, I did not have another child. Better! (Arguably.) I underwent VisianICL, a vision correction surgery that improved my vision from worse than 20/800 to 20/20 within 24 hours. A lot of people have asked me about my experience, so here’s my story. …

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Year-End Reflection – 2017

I no longer remember where I got this list of year-end reflection questions, but I like using it to think about the past, present, and future. Looking Back What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about? I don’t know if they’ll care much about …

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Thankful Stories Episode 4: Oops, It’s the End of the Month

Did you know that the most surefire way to make sure I don’t do something is to publicly commit to doing that thing regularly? (See also: flossing, journaling, pretty planner decorating, yoga, meal planning, etc. etc.) So it goes with my Thankful Stories. In my defense, I did stop and think about …

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Thankful Stories Episode 3: Let the Little Children Come to Me

Story: Today I met with a new client who runs a play-based childcare center. The facility is quite unlike any childcare center I’ve ever seen. The main floor plan was open with half-wall dividers delineating separate spaces without completely blocking sight and hearing lines, and separate classrooms for infants and …

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Thankful Stories Episode 2: Hobby Lobby Hullabaloo

Back Story: I didn’t realize it until this week, but Hobby Lobby kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies. (The heebie-leebies?) It’s not the aisles full of Pinteresty home decor that a certain breed of middle-class white women really seems to enjoy, although I can’t help feeling like I’m invading someone’s severely …

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Thankful Stories Episode 1: Amazon Prime and Chill

Story: Today when I got to the coworking space, there was only one twentysomething male (out of the half dozen that I usually encounter). A few minutes after exchanging pleasantries and settling into amiable working quiet, he blurted out, “So…I’m in a relationship as of last night…” Unable to resist …

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Adventures in Film: Puerto Rico

I’ve been to Puerto Rico four times since 2011, which might make it my most traveled destination besides Science Guy’s hometown of Louisville. We boarded our honeymoon cruise from San Juan two summers ago and also went there for our first big vacation together  back in 2014. So it’s safe …