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untrodden trails

taking the trail less traveled with four kids in tow

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The Courage to Leave

One of my favorite Alaskan magazines posted a prompt recently about Alaskan grit during the pandemic. While we had already moved and were...

Untrodden Trails

a return to documenting adventures in travel, parenting, writing, and life Hi Friends! We're back! It's been a while, and I don't have...


February 7th, 2016 30?! That one snuck up on me. Despite the fact that B has been reminding me that my birthday is coming up ever since...

Away We Go, Again!

May 3rd, 2015 Remember when we thought the biggest adventure ever would be moving to a remote island in the Bering Sea? And then when the...

To Do: Blog. Check.

November 16th, 2013 Blogging hasn’t exactly been high on my priority list over the past few months. I’ve thought about it plenty of...

Coming Back for More

March 8th, 2013 The dream sheet that I had been dreading found it's way into my mailbox in late January. The seemingly simple piece of...

September Snow

September 23rd, 2012 To all you East coasters enjoying fall beers and breathing in that fresh, crisp, fall air as you read this: take...

Year 2: Welcome Home

August 19th, 2012 It’s a cold, windy, rainy August morning in Savoonga. I’m curled up with a hot cup of coffee, the heat in the house is...

Motivating Mohawks!

April 9th, 2012 Public schools and teachers nationwide prepare their students every year for the dreaded state standardized testing. ...

Your Pencils are Ugly

October 21st, 2011 I was having a rough week. I was letting little things get to me. I was feeling unproductive and like I was starting...

Why I Became a Teacher

October 9th, 2011 Well, it was one of those weeks. I think since I've been here I've been teaching on adrenaline and excitement, but...

Busy B!

October 2nd, 2011 The Red Sox finished their season this week, which was a big bummer in B's book. However, I think if they had...

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