One Little Word for the New Year

do you use one little word? Learn about mine for 2016

Much like with more traditional resolutions, I start out the year with the best of intentions. 2016 will be my fourth year of using one little word to guide my thinking, actions and intentions for the year, but I don’t always do a good job carrying it through. My word for 2015 was simplify, and […]

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A Month of #projectsimplify

I’m finding it incredibly hard to believe that January is almost over, but being almost a month into this year’s One Little Word it seemed like time for a check in. My word is simplify (and my hashtag for the year is #projectsimplify, because everything’s more legit if it has a hashtag), and a big […]

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One Little Word 2015

one little word simplify

I had a great time with my One Little Word back in 2013. My word was “create,” and while I petered out a little in the second half of the year, I feel like it was a good way to guide my thinking and what I tried to do with my time through the year. […]

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One Month Down

valentine desk

It’s just about the end of January and I have to say, just about nothing has gone according to plan so far. Between snow, sick and family emergencies with our preschool provider, it feels like the girl has been home more days that she’s been in school this month. (That may actually be true; I’m […]

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On Being a Late Bloomer

still blooming

This one is for my friend David, a scientist and blogger who was home for a visit over the holidays. On New Year’s Eve he was telling a story about how short he was in high school. He’s not short any more, so he declared himself a “late bloomer.” Which is fine. But I’ve been […]

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