Amber Harder

Amber Harder
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.

The Gift of a Listening Ear

I dropped off my kids at Sunday School and wearily walked toward the auditorium for worship. I was at my wit's end that day. My toddler still was not sleeping through the night and I...

The Cute Baby with the White Tongue: How We Cured Thrush

A few days after my son was born, I noticed that his tongue was looking rather white. I figured that it was just some leftover milk...but it didn't seem to go away. As the weeks went on,...

The Dark Days of Sleep Deprivation

I knew having kids would impact my sleep, so it was no shock to me when we brought our daughter home at 11 months old via International Adoption that we dealt with many night wake...

The Summer Treasure Box

A few years ago in a thrift store aisle, a friend and I dreamed up the idea of a Summer Treasure Box to add some spontaneity and extra fun to our days with our kids. The basic...

Racially-Diverse Books to Check Out

So many children's books contain only white characters. Or if they DO include non-white characters, they are often in minor roles and are rarely found in greater numbers than the white characters. This became painfully apparent to...

When Will It Get Easier?

I find myself asking this question a lot these days. I'm the mom of a busy preschooler and an almost toddler who doesn't like to sleep and I am TIRED. During the afternoon, I...