Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson
Rachel is one of those rare people who has never had a cup of coffee. She’s decided to start drinking coffee once she grows up. In the meantime, she gets her energy from the loves of her life: her husband of 10 years, 6 year-old son, and 2 year-old daughter. She also loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, the Thanksgiving holiday and the beauty of Minnesota. Rachel is a writer at heart and has built a career in corporate communications. The job closest to her heart is being a mom to her gregarious son and spirited baby girl. As a Christian, Rachel aims to give and receive grace every day.

If You Give a Kid a Camera

A few months ago I stumbled across my old digital camera as I was searching through my desk drawers. For so many years, this camera had been by my side as I documented the...

3 Ways to Hold on to the Memories

When my kids were born, I remember trying to soak in everything about them. I wanted to imprint in my mind the details of those early days. At first it was easy, and I...

Surviving The Pandemic: What Tying Our Shoes Taught Us

I watched as my son's fingers contorted around his shoe laces. Carefully, he tried to manipulate each string into a tight bow, but the laces just dropped limply onto his shoes. His face fell,...

Blessedly Boring

"What did you do this weekend?" It was a simple question from my co-worker, but it left me internally scrambling to think of something, anything noteworthy to share. Our weekend activities of grocery shopping,...

Together We Can Do Hard Things

It's been a rough few weeks. The words pandemic, national emergency and social distancing have suddenly become buzzwords in our everyday conversations. The shelves at the stores are bare, schools are closed and workers...

20 Years From Today

  What will life look like in 20 years? I don't have a crystal ball, but I highly suspect that these facts will be true: I'll find my current wardrobe and hairstyle laughable. Phones and...

20 for 2020: Not Your Average Resolutions

I don't know about you, but New Year's resolutions kind of stress me out. Each year January rolls around, and I feel obligated to set goals for the new year. Illusions of grandeur fill...

Ordinary Mornings, Extraordinary Milestones

Mom. Three simple letters that come together to form a word that carries so much meaning, so much emotion, so much love. Countless times a day the call of "Mom!" rings in our ears...
Tales of a Spirited Baby | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Tales of a Spirited Baby

I hate to admit it, but I was a little cocky before my second child was born. Veteran parents warned me that the transition from one to two kids would be difficult. While I...

Saying Goodbye and Finding Hope

My story is not unique. Like many women, I lost our baby during the first trimester of what was supposed to be a nine month pregnancy. Medically, my situation was common, routine and even...

Like a Boss: The Mom Resume

  Being a mom a tough job. In addition to cooking, cleaning and day-to-day family care, it requires expertise in childhood development, nutrition, conflict resolution and so much more. The job is exhausting and demanding,...

2 AM

Before kids, 2 AM belonged to me. It was a time for sleep - glorious, luxurious sleep that I took for granted. If I was awake to see the clock strike two, I was...

How a Paternity Leave Changed Our Family

For the first few years of our children's lives, it's often all about mom. Our maternal instincts usually make us baby's preferred parent - the one who seemingly knows best. This was the mom...

Beat the Winter Blues: 9 Screen-Free Activities

With ever growing snow banks, temps barely in the 20s (if we're lucky) and ice patches nearly everywhere, spring feels like a far off dream. Cabin fever has set in. The kids are bouncing...