In the Mom Lane: Five Quick Snack Favs

I am super texture sensitive and have a sweet tooth that could lead me to a less nutritious option, so having a stash of ingredients to a better snack option is essential in making good, quick choices. Greek yogurt (higher in protein, if you shop carefully, MUCH lower in sugar) plus fresh fruit and a…

In the Mom Lane: Five Favs

I love bulleted lists. Here I’m going to give you a run down of five things I’m loving these days, that bring a little light and joy to my world, that they may do the same for yours! Meditation. Starting my days with quiet focus sets my intention and energy. I start with a five…

In the Mom Lane: Race for Warriors

A few weeks back during one my far too frequent trips to the vet, I noticed a poster. “K9 Adventure Race!” it advertised. A local company organizedĀ a race at the local police SWAT training facility. Cool.Ā The race is actually part of a fundraiserĀ for an organization, which providesĀ service dogs to wounded and recovering veterans. Interesting race,…

In the Mom Lane: Go Run A Mountain!

Greetings, from The Peak (Massanutten mountain, elevation 2922 feet)! It’sĀ the start of my 2016 racing season and I’m two months into training for hiking Half Dome! Up first: Pound the Peak. A team race,Ā 2.1 miles up a mountain with 2 challenge stations. Team Escaped Moms Club is back in action! We startedĀ training in the late…

My First Blogging Award! A Liebster!

And I’m very excited about it! Because, well, awards! Who doesn’t like them?! On a more serious note, I’m flattered to have been nominated for a Liebster Award by another writer and blogger, Dawn Claflin.Ā She selected me forĀ my focus on writing, specifically essays, flash fiction and book reviews. Aw, shucks. (*Blushes and toes the ground.*)…

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 17

Flash! Friday: Vol 3 – 17. Pride and Precious Steps 209 words Sweat slipped between my shoulder blades, forming a streamlined army of droplets cascading along the curve of my spine before halting at the line of my waist band.Ā  The sunā€™s rays pounded my shoulders, my arms, the sand and therefore, my feet, for…