As the playing-outdoors season is (slowly, teasingly) beginning, I've been repeatedly reminded of a really useful yet simple concept that a neighbor taught me two years ago: When a small child is involved in playing with a ball on a hill, throw the ball uphill. That way, when it hits the ground and starts rolling, … Continue reading Throw the ball uphill!
We've had an exercise ball for a couple of years now--one of those large, inflatable balls strong enough to hold an adult's weight, which can be used for lots of exercises. Daniel and I both love it. (Our five-year-old son loves it, too, but less for exercising than for rolling recklessly around the room and … Continue reading Balancing on the Ball
It's 7 Quick Takes Friday at my favorite religious blog, and while my takes might not be quick, I'd like to share 7 things I recently learned: 1. I really, really hate flossing my teeth, and I do not get used to it. The reason I decided that my Lenten discipline would be flossing my … Continue reading 7 Lessons from Lent
Happy Easter! If you read my article about reducing your environmental impact for Lent, you might have noticed something missing: I never said what I was going to do for Lent this year. Am I just so impeccably environmentally friendly that there's nothing left for me to give up?? No, but an enviro-fast wasn't in … Continue reading Local Lent diary