Amber Harder

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Amber has lived in Minnesota her whole life, with a 4-year stint in Iowa for college (Go Norse!). She and her husband met while both trying to kayak for the first time. The kayaking didn’t go well, but their relationship did! They’ve been married for over 10 years and have four incredible children. Amber describes herself as a recovering perfectionist, unashamed introvert, and extremely empathetic. Her favorite moments are those rare ones during the day when time stands still and she can see with fresh eyes the amazing little people who call her mom.
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The Joy of Chasing Our Kids’ Passions

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I drove slowly through the old warehouses, squinting to read building numbers posted near old loading docks and nondescript utility doors. My tires crunched the pavement’s loose pebbles as my daughter and I looked...
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Still Not Sleeping, Thanks For Asking

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Well, hey there. Last night was something, huh? So much time spent not sleeping, it’s a wonder you can function right now. It may feel isolating but trust me when I say you are...
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Advice for New Homeschooling Moms

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Whenever I hear that someone I know has decided to homeschool, I squeal and do a happy dance! Homeschooling has been such a fun fit for our family. I can’t help but get excited...
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A Beautiful Last

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  I knew it would happen eventually, but I wasn’t looking forward to the last time I would nurse our fourth (and final) child. I thoroughly enjoyed nursing my kids and bonding with them in...

Keep Planting

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Every year I’m inclined to plant a vegetable garden. I begin with hopefulness and resolution. I plan what I want to grow, and dream indulgently about the armloads of produce I’ll collect by the...

A Recipe for the Perfect Day

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The perfect day doesn't exist...or does it? What if you could have a recipe for the perfect day? You just might be able to have a perfect day every single day with this little...
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Homemade, Minimal-Waste Park Lunches for Summer!

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Summer brings with it such freedom and possibility. Some of my favorite days are when the kids and I pack lunches and head out for adventure! On those days, as I’m scrambling trying to...

Gear up for Rain!

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One of the best things that has happened to our family over the last year is that we are spending more time outdoors. As I learn about what’s helpful for our crew to thrive...

Saying Goodbye to Great

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I’ve heard people say that you can’t just keep adding things to your life; sometimes you have to “Say goodbye to something good to make room for something great.” That statement resonates with me and...

The Importance of Kindness in an Explosive World

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So, here we are. 2021. It’s hard to know exactly how to pinpoint all the stress we are carrying from the events of this past year. Which is the heaviest burden? Is it the...

Getting Your Kids Outside: Winter Activity Ideas for the Tired Mom

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Whelp, it's still winter in Minnesota. I don't know about you, but it seems lately that my house is closing in on me. I long for the spring and summer days when the kids...

You Need to Know About Diastasis Recti

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Have you heard of diastasis recti? I birthed three kids before I knew about it! Diastasis recti is abdominal separation - when your abdominal muscles do not fully come back together (over time) after giving...

Making the Mornings Easier

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Sleep hasn’t come easy in our house. Through the years we’ve dealt with the kid who gave up naps at 2, the kid who napped only in 45 minute increments (sometimes just 20), the...

The Diet Dilemma

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One of my favorite things about being pregnant and nursing was that I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain excess weight. I piled on the portions over the years with no negative...