Life, Misc.

3 Things Thursday

1. Something I’m happy about/ proud of: Asher decided to give open water swimming another try! He did a 1.2 mile lake swim race last summer, which he was really nervous about it but did it. This season, his swim team has some lake practices and a couple open water events on the calendar, but Asher had pretty firmly said…

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Wisdom Wednesday & “This is Water”

The other day I received this great little story in 5 am Joel’s daily email*: There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of…

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A phone use hack- Do Not Disturb mode

The problem: I’ve wrestled for a long time (-years-) with my phone feeling like a distraction. In general, but especially during working hours. I tend to time block my best, “deep work” blocks (usually 1 hour blocks), and I hate getting interrupted during them. That’s when I put my head down and really just WORK. No email, no calls, etc.…

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Family Fun, Weekends

1st Summer Weekend Highlights

Woke up feeling a little bit exhausted again this morning! What the heck?! Not quite this bad, but it still felt like a lot was fit into the weekend. It was SUPER HOT again, so maybe that’s actually what has me feeling drained. 🔷 Last Day of School pic! 5th and 6th grades are in the books. 🔷 Ethan learned…

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School, Summer

Last day of school: covid year & summer plans

WE MADE IT. It’s the last day of school, and we have officially survived the most wacky school year ever. The boys aren’t up yet and I don’t have any “last day of school pics” yet, so here is a throwback to their 1st day: Talk about a lot of ups and downs. If you recall, the boys had to…

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