adventures, fitness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

Quiet Contemplation and Reflection

Around here we try to take the time to reflect on our actions, thoughts and words frequently, but, as with all things, life gets the best of us and it gets lost in the shuffle. So, Sunday's are a day for some reflection and introspection. For myself, it's easy to sit and think about the… Continue reading Quiet Contemplation and Reflection

adventures, family, Uncategorized

Recharge, Reset, and Reflect

Sometimes in life, we find magic in the most unexpected places. The way a person smiles at us, the way a laugh can change your whole day, or even the way a song can spark a memory. These moments have a way of changing us, creating fragments of the person we are, and yet, we… Continue reading Recharge, Reset, and Reflect

family, Parenting, Uncategorized

Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

Finding yourself, who you truly are at your core, is hard. Finding yourself during motherhood, at least for me, has been undeniably harder.  So often as mothers (fathers, too) we devote our entire being to raising our children and doing what they need, without much consideration for ourselves. Many of us (I fall into this… Continue reading Discovering Who You Are and How to Find Balance in Motherhood

adventures, family

A Much Awaited Family Reunion

This year has been a wild ride, and a struggle for nearly every person out there. Most of us are spending the holidays without our loved ones and it is incredibly hard. Our family was no exception, and for the second year in a row the kids would miss seeing their daddy at Christmas. As… Continue reading A Much Awaited Family Reunion

adventures

Friday fun at First Landing State Park

Today's adventure had us on the road to First Landing State Park to do some trail walking. As a former runner, I'm used to hitting the pavement and going the distance. Even though I spend the majority of my fitness time in a gym these days, I still very much enjoy getting out and doing… Continue reading Friday fun at First Landing State Park

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Johnny Marlin

Thump. Thump. Thump. The loud banging startled Anna from a deep slumber. She rolls over and squints at the clock, wondering who is banging on her door at three A.M.? Dragging herself out of bed with a groan, she sneaks a quick glance into her daughter Karen's room, just to make sure she hasn't snuck… Continue reading Johnny Marlin