Elizabeth "Bert" Anderson is a stay-at-home mom of three living outside of the Twin Cities in Rogers. She writes a blog where she honestly chronicles the peaks and valleys of parenting. Even though she has more than one child, Bert maintains that whether you have one child or five, there's a first time for everything. She's a lover of cloth diapers, pop culture, healthy living and fitness.
Modern Cloth Diapers 201. TCMB

What About The Poop?! Modern Cloth Diapers 201

A frequent question I receive from parents who are curious about cloth diapering is, "What about the poop?" My usual response is, "What about it?" There are a lot of reasons people give to not...
Kids Fevers & Injuries.Twin Cities Moms Blog

Kids: Fevers, Tumbles and When to Freak Out

You know that Thomas the Tank Engine song, "Accidents Happen?" Accidents happen now and again, just when you least expectJust when you think that life is okay, fate comes to collectAccidents happen now and again,...
Push Presents by Bert Anderson

Push Presents: Did you get them?

When I was younger, my mom would tell me the story of my birth as most parents do. Part of the story was how my father bought her a Beach Boys cassette tape to...

Sending Your Oldest To Kindergarten: Learning to Let Go

Have you ever had the privilege of watching a mother bird set her babies out to fly? I was able to watch a little baby bird learn to fly this summer and it really...
Breastfeeding Awareness. TCMB

My Breastfeeding Story: A Tale of Love

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Week I wanted to share with you my breastfeeding story. It's a story about nourishment, sleepy nights, times where separation wasn't an option, struggles and triumphs. This is the...

Friendship over Social Media: How real is that connection?

A little over eight weeks ago, I joined the ranks of "mother of three." Much to my surprise, it hasn't been nearly as difficult as the adjustment from one child to two was. I...

Babywearing 101

Yesterday, you heard about Laura's personal experience with babywearing and how helpful she found it to be. Today, I get to give you the skinny on why babywearing isn't just some trendy, "crunchy" hipster...

Pregnancy, Urinary Incontinence and Buying the Product to Help with It

I have a confession to make; one that I never thought I would need to fess up least not until I reached the age of 75 or something like that. I'm in the...
Relaxing as a Mom on TCMB

Taking it Easy and the Search for Supermom

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to take a step back and let someone else help you? Even when it's what the doctor orders, when it's for your own well being or...
Using Skin Deep on Twin Cities Moms Blog by Bert Anderson

Using Skin Deep: What exactly ARE you putting on your child’s skin?

A few years ago I became aware of what I like to call the Johnson & Johnson scandal. Basically, the big baby shampoo and tear free kids' shampoo brand was called out on having...
Modern Cloth Diapers 101; They're not your grandma's cloth diapers on Twin Cities Moms Blog

Not your Grandma’s Cloth Diapers: Modern Cloth Diapers 101

I have successfully used cloth diapers on two out of my three children. The third little one is still in my womb but I promise you when the birth date comes this babe will...

(Secretly) I want to have plastic surgery.

A friend of mine recently had plastic surgery. Her reasons made sense; I definitely understand her desire to have a little surgical help. She has two children; the first birth resulted in a c-section...

When All You Can See is Winter: How not to go crazy

I don't know about you but I always get a little down in the dumps when the holiday season ends. I think we all feel let down. The build up of Christmas, the stress...
green choices

Simple changes can help green up your life!

When I started using cloth diapers in 2009, I had no idea the way it would "green" up my life. Suddenly, the simple change that I was making to use cloth diapers on my...