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Exiting Normal, Homeschooling, The Path

Letting Go of Andy

Yes. He’s REALLY leaving. I’ve wanted to write a post about our 16-year-old leaving for his year-long exchange to Finland for a long time. However, I didn’t want the post to turn out to be a wandering rambling of a mother’s sadness and despair that her first child was leaving the nest—and at 16! Oh, I know it’s not forever….

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The Path

Yes, You Can Become the Person You Were Meant to Be

We’ve all faced times in our lives when we were sailing above the clouds. That first few weeks of falling in love. Or that moment we first cradled our newborn baby in our arms. All those days that seemed to go right–we hit all the green lights, the spouse was in a good mood, the grilled cheese sandwiches didn’t burn….

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Passions

Let Go and Let It Happen

I’ve been thinking a lot about Belize lately. Maybe it’s this Florida sunshine in December that’s triggering the memories. One thing I realize: Belize really, really changed me. From the way I live my days to the things I surround myself with… the people I attract and the activities I engage in… all of these have shifted. I’m transformed. Maybe…

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Travel

Transcend the Traditional

Maybe one of the biggest challenges to living the life of your dreams is trying to fit in with what everyone else is doing. But if you walk down someone else’s path, you might not be walking down the path that’s right for you. You, in fact, might be setting your sights too low. Or not reaching for your full…

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The Path

Organizing the unorganizable… or, doing the impossible.

So, this blog is getting a little more real than I originally planned. When I first set it up last fall, I told the guy designing it for me that I was “keeping this one objective,” unlike Renaissance Housewife, my dusty old blog where I talked openly about my own life. But after a few months of posting on Exit…

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Passions

Burn, Baby, Burn!

We all remember hearing about the evils of forest fires from Smokey the Bear. However, we are now learning from many environmental scientists that fire (fire contained reasonably within wild areas that doesn’t affect human life or property) is good. Even huge forest fires that decimate thousands of acres in Yellowstone National Park have a beneficial effect on that area’s…

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