Chelsea Johnson

Chelsea is a Colorado native who has lived in Utah, Iowa, Idaho, Texas, and now Minnesota. She loves Harry Potter, pizza, running, and helping moms not only survive motherhood, but enjoy it! She has a degree in Family Life, her favorite color is pink, and she pretty much lives in comfy tees and colored skinny jeans. She loves to cook and bake for her husband and three kids, is an amateur watercolor artist, and spends her summer days in the garden. Chelsea shares tips and how-to's on her blog of six years, Life With My Littles, and published her first book, "Preggers," in 2018.

Some Honest Feelings About Right Now

I usually reserve the word "hate" for things I feel very strongly about, like Crocs and people who whistle or pop their gum in public. But I can confidently tell you that I hate...

Overcoming an Eating Disorder

  National Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to combat society's beauty standards, promote self-acceptance and to change the dialogue not just for ourselves, but for our children. The movement begins this week, from February 24...

20 Easy Ways to Serve With Kids

  I grew up in a family where service was one of our Christmas traditions. We would buy gifts for kids off of giving trees, spend a day baking cookies and then deliver them to...

Surviving After a Loss: International Survivors of Suicide Day

One thing I'll never forget is the sound of my father-in-law's deep voice. There are very few people I let call me "Chels," and the way he said it is something I truly miss hearing. It's...

Why I Don’t Stress About Getting the Perfect Family Picture

Fall is officially here! That means sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, lots of raking, and of course, family pictures. I mean who doesn't want to dress their family up in coordinating outfits, pose really close together in...

Two Pink Lines

My husband and I only waited a year after we were married before we started trying to have a baby, but month after month, we kept getting negative pregnancy tests. Nothing seemed to be...

Why Do You Care How I Feed My Baby?

The ability that we as women and mothers have to breastfeed is an incredible, wonderful gift. It's a miracle that our bodies can create food for our babies without much thought or effort on...

How to Own Your Parenting Successes and Stop Dwelling on the Fails

How often do you tell yourself you’re a good mom? And more importantly, how often do you really believe it? Being a mom is dang hard. In fact, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had...
Finding My Mom Tribe | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Finding My Mom Tribe

I used to hate the expression "mom tribe." In my head, I always pictured a group of five or six moms who were best friends. They would get together to let their kids play, share...

Tips for Gardening with Kids

My husband and I have always loved gardening. But it wasn't until last year when we built our big, fenced, raised-row garden that we really got into it. Our garden has eight rows, each...

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

This year for Mother’s Day, I’m not going to pretend like I don’t want anything. I’m going to be real. I’m going to tell you exactly what I want. I want new yoga pants because...