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Running: Why I do it

I have mentioned running a few times on my blog. Like homeschooling, my reasons for running change frequently. My motivation is always fitness, but the mini-motivators, the daily why, changes almost daily. As I sit here with a swollen and tender left knee, I thought I’d “reflect aloud” for you…

Bartering with the internet

Many people use Craig’s List, but I have to be honest: it rarely works for me. My own network of friends, acquaintances, and family has always the best group for getting and giving stuff. When I “stuff,” I recall my 5th and 6th grade teacher Mrs. Tracy, who insisted that…

Pin it! Do it! Soft Fishtail

I have enjoyed trying variations of and replacements for the ponytail. On Monday, I tried the Soft Fishtail. My original pin on Pinterest. One sourceĀ (but it could have been published online earlier by someone else). Thoughts: My hair is shoulder length with long layers. With my short sides pieces of…