As a mom of 3, I have coined myself the “Office Manager” of my household. The one who keeps everyone on track, the calendar coordinator, soccer practice extraordinaire, and my children’s very own personal chauffeur. So, when deciding on...
We're in the midst of fall 2020 and towards the end of an extraordinary year that has brought so much upheaval to our day to day lives. It would be nice to have some normalcy for our kids, families,...
The air is cooling off, the days are getting shorter, pumpkin spice lattes are in constant flow, and those beautiful MN fall colors are starting to pop. This is such a lovely time of year to live in Minnesota....
What do monsters, thirst, temperature, toilets, and tears have in common? They are the symptoms of little night owls who don’t want to fall asleep.  I have a few little night owls on my hands. The most exhausting days don’t...
I don’t know about you, but these past six months have been my time to catch up and explore new binge-worthy shows. Sometimes, I feel like I need a break from reality and watching adventure, romance, and...
We are in, what now, the millionth month of this pandemic? I assume at this stage in the game we’ve all gotten the hang of muting ourselves on Zoom, we’ve figured out which restaurants have the best delivery service,...
October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. It's our honor today to share just a few stories of women who have walked this journey. It is our deepest hope that by sharing these stories, other mothers will...
  It's been five years since I held my son's tiny body in my hands. At just shy of halfway through my pregnancy, he was small enough to fit in my hand, and just as beautiful as my three living...

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I was 20 weeks pregnant when doctors detected a lethal form of dwarfism in my daughter on the ultrasound. The condition meant my sweet baby girl would die of respiratory failure at birth. The news was so shocking I...
As a birth doula, I have undoubtedly experienced pregnancy loss with clients and friends. You have likely experienced it yourself or are close to someone who will or who has experienced a pregnancy loss. It can be difficult navigating...
Raise your hand if you’re exhausted. Raise your hand if you’re feeling STRESSED OUT. Raise your hand if you’re just really overwhelmed with life right now. Are you sitting there with your hand up? Me too.  Our day to day...
Welcome to the newfangled 2020 school year! Raise your hand if you are working from home AND facilitating your school ager’s online learning. Now, take that hand, turn it around and give yourself a pat on the back. Bravo!...
One truth I've discovered: Every child needs a village... and every mom needs a tribe. We all know the age old adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” but seldom do we engage in conversations that focus on...
There comes a point where your kids are way past Paw Patrol, just barely beyond Lego Friends, approaching Gossip Girl, and not ready for Tiger King.  Whew!  What to watch for family movie nights?  You need something age appropriate...

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Creative Bedtime for Night Owls

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What do monsters, thirst, temperature, toilets, and tears have in common? They are the symptoms of little night owls who don’t want to fall...

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