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Why we walk | SIMPLEKIDS

Ah, warm weather days and sunny skies! Such a welcome thing after those long cold months, right? Even a spring thunderstorm is nice. Dodging a few raindrops is worth it after that winter.

There’s not much I love more on a gorgeous day than sliding my feet into my favorite pair of walking shoes and hitting the pavement with my family.

We are blessed that the small town where we live has lots of parks and well kept sidewalks. For us it is easy to get out and about while leaving the minivan in the driveway and using the power of our own two feet to get where we need to go.

But, beyond convenience and saving on gas money, taking walks has become an important part of our family’s culture, enriching our lives in many ways.

Here are just a few of the ways walking improves our lives, plus at the bottom of the post I’m sharing a special reason why the kids and I are more excited than ever to put on our walking shoes and start racking up the miles.

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The Friday Five and Anniversary Giveaway Winner

The Friday Five: SimpleKids.netFive random things for you on this snowy Friday.

1. First, I owe you all some giveaway news. The winner of a hat hand knit by me is Jocelyn. Congratulations!  Jocelyn writes at Unlabeled Mama. I’m looking forward to knitting for you, Jocelyn.

And thank you to all of you for your kind words. I didn’t intend that post to be a “why you love SK” post, but you all said some very kind things about me and the blog and it was wonderful to read. Thank you! You are wonderful!

Jocelyn, be on the lookout for an email from me and we’ll get all the details of your hat worked out, okay?

2. The blog has been silent and I apologize. We’ve had a round of illness go through which now appears to be morphing into strep (Noooooooo!). Between that and the winter that is never going to end, I think I’ve lost a bit of my blogging mojo. Thanks for your patience. (Drink coffee and surf Pinterest mojo I seem to have in spades, ha!)

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Kara’s Journal: Daybook 11.11.14

Kara's Journal: daybook 11.11.14Linking up to The Simple Woman’s Blog. Note: there may be affiliate links in this post.

Outside my window … the skies are dark and the only sounds are our neighbors’ car doors and engines turning over as they head out to work and school.  (the photo above is actually last night’s sunset)

I am thinking … that if it weren’t for these quiet early mornings where I can move slowly and ease into the day, I don’t think I could handle just how long the days have been lately. We’re going through lots of transitions plus a few of the kids have colds and it it taking a lot of energy for me to guide the kids gently through our days.

I am thankful … for an AMAZING thirteen year old daughter!  Also for hot coffee, warm blankets, and wool socks.

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