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I was a junior in high school and the bright lights shone brightly above the stage.  The MC for the night was handing out impromtu questions and it was my turn.  "If you could have lunch with someone who you find interesting, but have never met, who would it be?" "Oprah Winfrey," I said without Read More

10yr-old-trip

There is a picture of my daughter next to an overturned raft, hair plastered over her eyes, mouth wide open, that still makes us laugh.  "I've never had a boat flip," the guide had said.  What makes the story even more interesting is that it wasn't my husband and I with her in the boat Read More

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If you've never been to Hayden Lake, Idaho it is b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l.   Idaho sometimes receives bad press due to the groups that decided to make their home here in years past, but for those who really know this area, they know that the majority of people are amazing, and so is the scenery.  Mountains + Read More

Salmon.Pin.it

Let me start by saying that I am not a huge fish fan.  I want to like it.  I'm a Northwest girl.  Fish is our thing!  It's healthy and good for me.  My husband is a fly fisherman and catches trout, then makes it this big ritual to clean it, put it on the grill Read More

sugar.free

Recently I blogged about my latest fascination with Acai Berry Bowls.  Since I often follow the Trim Healthy Mama healthy eating lifestyle, this means I can't mix fats and carbs.  The concept of this eating plan is that your body runs best when it is only burning one fuel at a time.  So it's best to Read More

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I'm sure you've heard of them unless you've been hiding under a health food rock.  You've probably had one.  You may even be addicted.  It's surprising, these Acai bowls.  When I had my first one, I thought, "Huh... yes, really good, but worth all of the hype and the cost?"  I wasn't so sure.  But Read More

Summer.Series.Graphic

Around August I start panicking. The fully stocked back-to-school shelves in Target remind me that the close of another summer looms. I spin the rolodex of summer activities in my head – have we done everything the kids wanted to do? What about what I wanted to do? Has it been meaningful? Fun? Have we Read More

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Struggling to stay awake, my head rested on the palm of my hand, my elbow barely holding them both up as it perched on the hard surface of the desk. My teacher, a short, bald, athletic man sat in the front of the room, droning on about this war, that general, and these periods in Read More

river.10.Tips

My mom’s first cousin, Shauna, met a Brit during her college years at the University of Oregon who happened to get a job as a trainer for the national rugby team in Melbourne, Australia. So our beloved American Shauna became Australian Shauna, with a unique blend of an American/Australian accent.   We’ve stayed very close over Read More

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Moms – You are the difference-makers. Change agents. Heroes. What you do every day – the hugging, working, teaching, organizing, praying, carpooling, cleaning, playing, laughing, crying, serving, and giving – it changes the world by deeply impacting those right at your kitchen table. We see you. We like you. We know you – because we Read More

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