On Religion: “You know what… I’ll pray for you”

... was what I was told as soon as she knew that I wasn't religious. "Huh," I thought. It seems like a really nice and considerate statement, but then it had seems somewhat closed and short. Like the topic was over. It had bothered me. You know what? I'll pray for you, and that the [...]

A Year in Photos Review

Another year goes by, the time comes to recount the things we've accomplished. A successful year marks a time where we let our imaginations take us where we've not been before. We can fight of monsters if we stand together.  This year, we started on our path towards having a better body and health, discovering [...]

Holiday Snow Storm Brings Out My Inner Child

It's been awhile since I've stayed at home to see leaves change in the autumn and snow fall in the winter. This year has blessed us with a beautiful autumn hiking trips and fun activities with my family. Finally, it topped off with a snow storm during the holidays, giving us 10+ inches overnight!  I'm... dreaming [...]

Avid: A Blog Response from Kids

As I sat, pondering which avid interests I should write about, I was struck with a genius idea: how would children respond to these one-word prompts? I decided to launch my project right away. I called my siblings (they live 15 hours away), and asked if they wanted to write my blog with me. They were really [...]

Spending Time with Kids: Asheville Weekend Trip

Growing up in a small town in the mountains, there weren't many things to do. My parents, who were constantly busy, didn't take us out much. That's why whenever I get the chance to come home, I love to take my brother and sisters out to fun day trips. We lucked out this weekend by getting [...]