Hi,  I'm Emilie.  Welcome to One Mom in Maine, the blog I've been writing since 2007.

A few things about me: When I'm not at work as a high school English teacher, I aim to be outside playing or in the kitchen cooking and baking, and always with my kids. I love everything about parenting except for all of the sibling rivalry parts, and I love everything about living in Maine except for the March part.

I am a Michigan girl 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, farm share boxes, 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. My idea of a great weekend is a long run and a huge meal.

I am married to the best man I've ever met. When I married Tim, I got to become step mom to two amazing humans, Hillary and Ellis. They are heroes to my two kids, Skyler and Reed.

Life is surprising and wonderful, and full of hard stuff and good stuff, and somehow, after innocently starting a blog in 2007, I am now sharing all kinds of stories from my life on the internet. Making connections with readers is completely self-propelling and makes me want to write more and more; I write this blog for the joy that it brings me every week. I write for other runners and mamas and divorcees and parents who share custody and happy people and healthy eaters and most of all, for my family.

On this blog, I chronicle the triumphs and pitfalls of parenting high-energy children while teaching full time, writing, training for marathons or triathlons, trying to put healthy meals on the table, and breathing deeply through life's adversities. I believe 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

Thanks for reading.  xo