When it snows, I get a little reflective :) www.theshortesttallman.com

When It Snows


I get pretty jazzed up when we get a major weather event. Our major weather events aren’t usually very major comparatively; in Upstate New York, our major events rarely involve something catastrophic like a hurricane or a tornado. We rarely get earthquakes, and when we do they aren’t really noticeable, not that that’s weather. I am a bit of a…

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Heading into school break like :-D Give yourself permission to choose FUN next week and have the best week of vacation with your kids! www.theshortesttallman.com

The day before break!


So funny how different school breaks feel like now that I’m not teaching anymore. Now it’s like, get all my ducks in a row before break; before, it was, get my ducks in a row during break! It’s really not all that much easier these days. The thing that makes it easier is that I’m happier now, I feel like I’m…

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A short update on life, and a quote from Brene Brown! www.theshortesttallman.com

Life Update


Hey Ya! Been super consumed with life right now, to the point where pumping out sweet content for my blog has taken a bit of a backseat right now. Tallest Tallman was away for two weekends for work, which wasn’t killing my groove too much, but then he came back from Minneapolis last weekend (yeah, yup, #SBLII !!!), and a…

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West Meets East! How practicing Kundalini Yoga has enhanced my Faith! www.theshortesttallman.com

West Meets East


Now this is a story all about how my faith got flipped, turned upside down: How My Kundalini Yoga And Meditation Practice Has Only Illuminated My Catholic Faith Catholicism isn’t exactly known for being new age-y. I’m thinking more like traditional, routine, disciplined- that’s more like it. Not to say that I have found my Catholic faith to be boring,…

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Sifting Through The Sand


This weekend was a whirlwind of poop. [Well, let’s hope Little Tallman doesn’t start a blog anytime soon because it doesn’t sound too promising.] Let’s start again. This weekend was a whirlwind of all of my Core Desired Feelings, a la The Desire Map! Remember when I posted about that? Well, good stuffity stuff happened: I worked on my email…

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Granny's Pancakes! www.theshortesttallman.com

Granny’s Pancakes


Hi y’all! I’m comin’ at ya with my Southern Drawl because I am about to serve you up some delicious goodness: the easiest recipe for Crepes eva. It comes to you from Tallest Tallman’s granny, and it is perfect. What I love about it is that it’s both easy and delicious. Granny hailed from a rural part of West Virginia-…

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A Worry I Have (January 17)


I’m going to let you in on something that concerns me, quite a bit. I don’t know what to do about it, in a community-wide sense, and I don’t know what the repercussions are, if any, but I believe it has to have some kind of effect. This concern of mine is constant stimulation via modern media sources. When I…

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Whyyyy aren’t you doing this yet??? (January 15)


Seriously. What are you waiting for. You complain about grocery shopping, and yet you haven’t done the whole order online for pickup thing!!! Quit whining, and figure it out! One of our local Hannaford stores has “Hannaford To Go,” where you order everything on their website, choose a time to pick it up, and then… Then… It’s so glorious, I don’t know…

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Desire Mapping (January 14)


How do you want to feel? I’m working on my Desire Map. What on earth is that, you might ask? It’s a different take on New Year’s Resolutions by Danielle LaPorte, a book you will find in the Self-Help section of Barnes & Noble. The subtitle of The Desire Map states, “A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul,” and on the…

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