Dear Santa - all I want for Christmas is a clean house! With the holidays right around the corner, we are bracing ourselves for the barrage of toys that will descend on our home. I’m not referring to the choice...
Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Heather Fox, wife, mama to two boys, St. Thomas grad, lover of art, music, and design. She married her best friend and business partner, Brad, less than a year...
Laundry is my number one nemesis as a mom.  It's just the most overwhelming, tedious and time-consuming thing that controls my life.  I absolutely hate it.  Yes, I do have the right to use the H word.  With three...
As a mom, there are many things to do on our minds. There are doctor appointments to schedule, dentist visits to maintain, car oil to be changed, and play dates to set up. There are the house projects you...
Have you heard people buzzing about capsule wardrobes? If not, let me explain using a classic movie scene. What movie? Clueless. Yes, you heard me right. Remember that scene where Cher was deciding what to wear to school? You know the scene…the...
Our house is way too small for our family but the one thing that keeps us here is our amazing backyard.  From the front, our tiny rambler home doesn't look like anything spectacular, but once you head your way...
We have been undergoing a kitchen remodel on our own home since November 1st, and we still have a couple more months to go until completion. And like all remodels, one thing has led to another so now we're...
Never in my life I thought I'd ever live with my in-laws. Or even my own parents after I graduated from high school for that matter. I moved out of my own parents home when I was 18 years...
I believe that wellness means honoring and taking care of my body and cultivating joy wherever I go. Living a healthy, full life is as much about what fills my body as what fills my heart and mind. Around...
I ditched the whole "breakfast" and "lunch" thing over a year ago. It's overrated anyways. We are "grazers" and it works pretty fantastically for us. We eat small and light when we are hungry. Not because we just woke...
Some days, the thermometer never rises above -15 degrees. Or the torrential rain never takes a break. Or your toddler never stops refusing to put on weather-appropriate clothing. The only thing to do? Give up and stay inside. When...

Cabin Fever Remedies

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Dear Cabin Fever - I admit, you are real. You are not like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, unicorns...or other mythical concepts like multiple kids napping at the same time or spouses who agree exactly on...
My husband and I have worked out a wonderful system of household chore distribution that works well for us. We each know who is responsible for what, and mostly, it respects our own abilities and interests.  Wanna know why...
My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter...

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