Want to know my stress level? Take a look at my home office. You won’t gauge my stress level by the length of my to-do list or how many items are crossed off. You won’t know it by how...
Let me start by saying that I love dogs. I love pets and animals really, in general. I used to have dogs and I loved them. For Pete’s sake, our Cavalier King Charles used to sleep with his head...
Our language is not very descriptive sometimes. You can know someone, as in you have heard their name before and could pick them out of a crowd. Or you can KNOW someone, as in you've held their hair while...
Enter to win New Horizon Academy’s back-to-school giveaway here: https://woobox.com/t2bqwt After a fun-filled summer, getting back into a school routine can be a challenge for both parents and children alike. Help ease the transition of going back to school by...
It’s time to clean up and clean out the house. Yes, let’s throw away that broken toy that has been stored in the maybe-I-can-try-and-fix-it-pile on top of the fridge. No, we probably don’t need to keep ALL the almost-gone...
Summer is in full swing, which means longer days, warmer weather, and a great opportunity to create lifelong memories with your family. Try these fun, easy activities with your children this summer and keep the traditions going for years...
One of my daughters has in her room a small pillow she calls the Parent Pillow. It’s an ordinary rectangular decorative ruffled pillow with pink and purple flowers that used to match her bedding a couple of comforters ago....
For me, childhood summers were carefree.  They were run wild in the neighborhood, stay out till the dinner-bell rang kind of carefree.  They were filled with all the neighbor kids playing kick-the-can in our backyard and popsicles melting on our chins...
It's summertime!  Your kids are out of school and if your mom life is anything like mine it's extremely busy.  I have two elementary school aged kiddos and a recent preschool graduate.  Entertaining at home is a thing of...
We had such an amazing night at our Cooking and Conversation with CommonGround event with CommonGround Minnesota! An evening filled with drinks, hands-on cooking, and delicious food, making friends and learning from women in the farming industry. Title Sponsor Thank you...
Let me start by explaining that I don’t really consider myself high maintenance. I’m fine going without makeup on the weekend, but I do like my air conditioner. I’m also not a big fan of bugs. I also didn’t...
One thing I dread the most as a working mom is coming home and having to cook dinner. Fortunately, my husband is highly gifted in this area and finds joy in making delicious meals for our family. So that...
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 between 17-29 feet long and...
It’s that time of year again – the one that gets us all through those long winters. Along with the beautiful weather comes the Farmers’ Markets and they’re not just in the city. There are plenty around the metro...

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