The day my son was born, just over two years ago, his brand-new daddy made a run to the hospital gift shop. He returned with a small yellow puppy stuffed animal that looked very much like our beloved golden...

Why I’m A City Girl

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I protect my love and passion for city living fiercely. And admit to being a little too evangelically "pro-city" when having dinner or a play-date with my dear suburban friends.   What I love about the Twin Cities is that there...
I don't know about you but I always get a little down in the dumps when the holiday season ends. I think we all feel let down. The build up of Christmas, the stress of preparing, the actual big...
I've been a stay-at-home mom for a little more than nine months, and already I've found myself with some of the classic bad habits.  If you're still in the market for some New Year's Resolutions, consider picking one, or...
I'll never forget that moment when I suddenly "got it." As I stared for hours on end at my newborn baby boy, I remember also spending a good chunk of that day feeling like I was now part of...
You might say that we spoiled our family this year by taking them for a two week vacation to Costa Rica(But I would say that it was a family vacation about five years overdue). My takeaways from our trip...
To the mama who has just had one of those days: Today, my two year old did not take a nap. Oh, he was in his crib for three hours, but not sleeping. He alternated between wailing, playing, reading, and...
  I have good news! Travel doesn't have to end once you have children! One reason that my husband and I waited nearly 5 years to have children after we got married was because we weren't ready to give up travel....

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...