My name is Sarah Strate. I am a mother of 2 – an 18 year old girl, and a 13 year old boy. I am married to a man I’ve known for a long time. He has 3 boys, ages 17, 19 and 20. Together, we like to take the kids on adventures, and travel on our own. We also enjoy playing deck-building and board games. I am a School Readiness Preschool Teacher. I have been working with young children for more than 19 years. I walked the Susan G Koman 3 Day Walk For the Cure for 2 years in honor of the many people I have known that have fought breast cancer and other forms of cancer. I walked 2 years in the Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and participated as a supporter for several others. I have jumped into an ice cold lake in the Polar Plunge (twice) and walked the Polar Plunge 5K  two times each to raise money for the MN Special Olympics.

I have danced most of my life. Currently, I take dance in an adult tap class in Vadnais Heights, MN. Before that, I danced hip hop classes in Eau Claire, WI. Currently, I am quite busy being a dance mom. My daughter is a competition dancer, which I write quite a bit about. My son is a black belt in karate, also previously danced hip hop and tap. Two of my step sons are very involved with video games and board games.. The third is a wrestler.

My favorite topics to write about include dance, my kids, traveling adventures, and other bits of life in general.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan O'Brien Moore
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 07:36:47

    Hi Sarah,
    I stumbled upon your blog when I was googling my mom’s name. You mention your best friends Aunt Jodelle died of cancer and I thought that was so unusual because my mom died of cancer in 2007 and her name was Jodelle Murphy O’Brien. Jodelle is an unusual name that her parents made up combing 2 other names. I was wondering if your friends aunt and my mom were one in the same. My mom lived in southern California for 40 years. She was from Connecticut originally. Best of luck to you in your 3 day walk!

    Susan O’Brien


  2. Sarah S.
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 16:14:52

    Thank you for wishing me luck. No, my friend’s aunt was named Jodelle Blumenthal. We are in MN. Interestingly, the same friend’s mom is also named Jodelle. While it’s not a common name, there are a few out there.


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