It's International Coffee Day! Who is celebrating with a hot cup of joe? I know I am! I personally have always been a coffee lover. Not just the caffeine high, but the delicious flavor, and the experience that comes with...

Doing Hard Things

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For many, myself included, work, life and home sometimes feel hard right now. It’s the demanding nature of each… the never-ending to-do list, the lack of variety and change of routine. But I also know that hard is good....

Sit by the Campfire

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The first cold snap, reminding me the seasons are about to change. A plea from the oldest, "Can we have a campfire tonight?" A chorus to follow from the others, "Yes, please? Can we? And s'mores?!?" A tired mom, with a to-do...
Prior to this spring, I’d only ever been able to raise a small indoor cactus because it really raises itself.  Remember or forget to give it water every once in a while and it will be fine.  It’s used...
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 newlywed years of our marriage...
A group of influencers along with Twin Cities Moms Collective recently had the opportunity to chat with one another alongside Comcast about managing screen time in the new world that we are living in. It led me to wonder, how...
Recently a friend asked how I was doing, and as I contemplated my answer I realized that all areas of my life feel like they are at max volume right now. My brain feels absolutely full. Can you relate? I...
For my entire adult life, I have owned the self-proclaimed title of: The Biggest Fan of the Minnesota State Fair. You might think I am exaggerating, but friends, I assure you I am not. When we went to Disney World, I...
It was only 10 o'clock in the morning and I was already looking forward to bedtime that day. I knew one more whine, one more fight, one more mess would break me down. And that is exactly what happened....
With six people in our family, it sometimes feels like a war zone to be fully heard. We share what we can at family dinner, we touch base with one another through out the week, but it takes effort...
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 remember thinking that I would...
The only time I would see masks in Target was when they put the Halloween décor out too early, but life has a way of surprising you! Fast forward to a pandemic! Covid-19 has changed a lot of things...
The first trigger will be the hint of a season change. It will come around the time the summer flowers begin to crisp on the edges. Tomato plants will hang heavy with ripe fruits. Maybe you’ll notice a few overeager...

Living the Dream

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“I have a sliver!” he shouted, charging across the yard with purpose and urgency. This all-too-familiar phrase carried with it copious amounts of sobbing, not necessarily from immediate pain... but more from anticipated pain to come. Grabbing his blond head,...

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I Hate Worms

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I took my kids fishing, but I really wish I hadn’t. No, they didn’t fall in or get snagged by a stray hook – although...

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