Camping for Meteor Showers, 2019

Published on TheDyrt.com, March 19, 2019 Camping is the perfect way to watch meteor showers. For one, many meteor showers occur in the very early or very late hours of the night and being outside already is half the battle. Another advantage of camping is that campgrounds generally have less light pollution and less noise,... Continue Reading →

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Gravity Fed Water Filtration

Published on TheDyrt.com, December, 2018. I have seen a variety of effective water filtration systems in the past, but over time my needs have changed. Instead of light and fast adult backpacking trips, covering miles each day, my husband and I now have more thirsty mouths and less pack space per capita. With three kids under... Continue Reading →

Put Teachers First and Students will Thrive

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 9th, 2019. In the unhealthy relationship between public education and the classroom teacher, teachers are both the abuser and the abused. Along with building and district leadership, they are the ones gaslighting each other and themselves that it is somehow all OK. They see their peers giving... Continue Reading →

Reality Check: Kids

Fun fact, 'kids' are a four letter word. I wanted to share what happened immediately after I hit 'publish' on my first-ever, high adventure, carefully worded, all grown-up blog post. Literally the moment after my finger left the track pad, I rushed a crying toddler to the potty, then came back to change a poopy... Continue Reading →

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