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Expanding Heart | One Little Word

Written on February 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm, by

Expanding Heart | One Little Word

This month in Ali Edwards’s workshop One Little Word, the assignment is to choose a daily practice relating to your word.

My word for this year is EXPAND.

I know this month is a going to be a little hectic–there will be lots of appointments and meetings related to … Continue

EXPAND | OLW 2016

Written on January 20, 2016 at 9:26 am, by

EXPAND - One Little Word 2016 | The Nerd Nest

For the fourth year, I’m taking Ali Edwards’s workshop One Little Word.

My word for 2016 is EXPAND.

I love that this word has practical and figurative meanings, so that it lends itself well to personal emotional growth as well as work and life goals.

I have some ideas … Continue

Da Vinci: The Exhibition

Written on January 13, 2016 at 9:14 am, by

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend Jake and I took Eliza to Da Vinci: The Exhibition, a traveling exhibit at Union Station.

It was a wonderful testament to Da Vinci’s genius, with exhibits separated into different areas of study: flight, physics, architecture and city planning, exploration, music, warfare, anatomy, and fine art.

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

The … Continue

At 10 Eliza…

Written on January 8, 2016 at 11:04 am, by

Eliza at 10 | The Nerd Nest

Harley Quinn Child Cosplay | The Nerd Nest

Today is Eliza’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize her as she turns 10:

At 10 Eliza…

  • …is a total cat person and dreams of
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A Year of WEAVE

Written on January 6, 2016 at 11:47 am, by

Getting Literal with my One Little Word Weave | The Nerd Nest

I love Ali Edwards’s yearly workshop One Little Word.

2016 will be my fourth year joining in on the workshop, and it’s been wonderful for me. The concept of choosing a word to guide you and meditate on throughout the year is a great way to focus on self-improvement … Continue

At 5 Jonas…

Written on December 29, 2015 at 9:56 am, by

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Today is Jonas’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize him as he turned 5:

At 5 Jonas…

  • …loves people and wakes up asking “Who’s coming
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September Reads

Written on December 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm, by

September Reads | The Nerd Nest

In September I read widely– a bestseller, National Book Award winning non-fiction, a thriller, a book from a fantasy series, and young adult fantasy. Some were fantastic, others…not so much.

September 2015 Reads | Megan Anderson at The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in September:

The Martian (2011) by Andy Weir

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Kristin and Jeff Take KC

Written on November 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm, by

Kristin and Jeff Visit KC | The Nerd Nest

A few weeks ago, Jeff and my soul lady Kristin came to stay for a long weekend. Visits like these are my favorite because it not only means long stretches of amazing friend time, but also that I get to do some of my favorite Kansas City things and play … Continue

At 29, Jake…

Written on November 9, 2015 at 8:12 am, by

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We recently celebrated Jake’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize him as he turned 29 (with his help).

At 29 Jake…

August Reads

Written on November 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm, by

August Reads | The Nerd Nest

In August, I didn’t have a lot of free reading time or brain power to dedicate to complicated concepts, as I was busting out a video a day for our 31 Days of Challenges unit Pocket Your Year. So I finished up the next volume in a series I’m … Continue