A Two Hour Marathon: How the Impossible Became Possible

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“No human is limited.” These were the transcendent words of Eliud Kipchoge moments after he completed arguably the most amazing physical feat in human history: a sub-two hour marathon. Kipchoge ran 26.2 miles in a jaw-dropping time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40 seconds. By doing so, he proved that human potential is limitless. Kipchoge [ keep reading ]

Learn to be still. You might start to like it.

Learn to be still, woman sitting with eyes closed

When I was in my early teen years, I used to have a nasty habit of virulently swinging my leg while crossed at the knee. I was also a knee bouncer. I’d lift the heel of my foot off the floor so it was resting on the ball. Consider use of the term “resting” lightly [ keep reading ]

Stop Commenting on How People Eat

Eating disorders are not much to joke about. Did you know that some studies suggest that three quarters of women in the US experience “disordered eating”? This means that, though their symptoms don’t constitute a psychiatric diagnosis of an eating disorder, they engage in unhealthy eating patterns. This means things like frequent dieting or establishing [ keep reading ]

Is Christmas hard because you lost someone?

Christmas, lighted tree in ornament

Next week, Thanksgiving 2019 will kickoff a brand new holiday season. As a Christian, it’s a special time of year for me. I’ve always believed that a grateful heart is a joyful heart, and my mother taught me that, if I have God and family, I have everything. Many of us have lost loved ones, [ keep reading ]

Ticks: Are you sleeping with them?

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Do you let your dog or cat lie on your bed, perhaps even sleeping with you all night? Cuddling with ‘fur babies’ is a popular trend among pet owners. Some say they’d rather snuggle up to their pups than their snoring spouses. (Seems like there’s definitely another post begging to be written there.) This post, [ keep reading ]

Halloween safety tips: Police say be alert for drugs

Halloween safety tips, gummy candy

You know those situations in life where you think a particular circumstance is ironic? Yes, well, for me, this is one of them. I’ve been thinking a lot about a recent article I read. It wasn’t so much about Halloween safety tips as it was reminding parents to avoid overreacting. The author happens to be [ keep reading ]

Why Aren’t You Using Frozen Vegetables?

Virtually ever mother that has ever existed has said some version of the same sentence: Eat your vegetables or you won’t grow big and strong. And I’m here to tell you that we are absolutely right. Eat your vegetables, kids. But buying fresh produce isn’t always the best option. Instead, using frozen vegetables is a [ keep reading ]

Are We Sitting Too Much? Absolutely

Sitting is the default in modern society. We sit at home. We sit at school and work. And then we sit while watching TV, playing video games, reading, hanging out with friends. In America, we are sitting all. The. Time. Even if it feels like the default position, sitting too much is actually pretty dangerous. [ keep reading ]

Squeezing tea bags: What’s the real deal?

squeezing tea bags, tea bag steeping

My heart completely melts any time I come across an old photograph of my now-grown children having tea parties in their youth. We used to go all out with wide brimmed hats, flowers, fancy dresses and more. Once, at a geography fair we attended with a bunch of homeschooling families, a young lady gave a [ keep reading ]

Prying plastic straws from our cold, dead hands

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When we would go out to lunch with my in-laws, the children were fond of passing Grandpa plastic straws for his beverage. They loved the way he would scowl and say, “I don’t need that. I been weaned,” drawing out the last word a little longer than necessary. Grandma would take the unopened straws and [ keep reading ]


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