I am a Michigander who ended up in Maine in 2001 after a 4-year stint in San Francisco. I have a degree in English from the University of Michigan, and two graduate degrees in Education from the University of Maine. I love the Red Sox, fresh vegetables, swimming, smoothies, Nutella, good beer, running, baking, riding my bike, singing in the car with my kids, living near an ocean, climbing mountains, taking photos, and writing about my life (hence the blog).
I am married to the best man I've ever met.
Here I chronicle the triumphs and pitfalls of parenting high-energy children while teaching full time, training for marathons or triathlons, trying to put healthy meals on the table, and breathing deeply through life's adversities. I believe strongly in the power of home, good food, fresh air, challenging goals, and the stories that weave these all together. I also take a lot of photos and post them on instagram, so follow me there, too: emiliethrock
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