Short post today

October 13, 2023

I am feeling sad and anxious today. I think the kids heard too much (my fault, honestly), and G burst into tears when I was trying to explain things to her. I could see her so hurt, shocked, and confused that some people might hate others just because of their background, culture, or religion.

I keep picturing that moment and wanting to cry.

And so I don’t have much else to say today.

We are going to the Keys this weekend to a conference where Josh is presenting. I’m hoping the family time will be a nice distraction. I do plan on doing my long run at the resort even if I have to run in ~1 mi circles. The predicted low there is 82 tomorrow which is even worse than at home (here, a comparatively refreshing low of 78 tomorrow!).

Hoping everyone has a safe and peaceful weekend.


  • Reply Connie C October 13, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    I think we all need some ((hugs)) right now. Here’s one from me.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 13, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Matt October 13, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    The butterfly conservatory is a nice visit if you’ll be on Key West!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 13, 2023 at 1:31 pm

      Would love that but we are not going that far south!

  • Reply Gillian October 13, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    Just a note to say I totally hear you right now. My 7 yo asked why there were policemen outside of school today just as I was dropping him off. Makes my heart ache.

  • Reply San October 13, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    I’m so devastated and heartbroken. I wouldn’t even know how to explain this to kids as I don’t even understand why these horrific things keep happening around the world. I feel your loss of words deeply.

  • Reply Heather October 13, 2023 at 8:12 pm

    My heart hurts for you all. NPR posted an article the other day about talking to your kids about the conflict, here’s a link

    Life kit also did a podcast about it yesterday.

    • Reply Amanda October 16, 2023 at 7:25 am

      Thanks! I listened & appreciate you sharing this helpful resource.

  • Reply Chelsea October 14, 2023 at 8:19 am

    It’s all so awful. As if it weren’t scary enough sending our kids to school and operating in the world with the baseline threat of domestic terrorism and gun violence. (((hugs)))

  • Reply Arden October 15, 2023 at 9:59 pm


    Give yourself a little grace on discussing this with your kids. It’s hard.

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