Weight loss isn’t one of my New Year’s Resolutions. We should celebrate our growth of heart and mind this past year and reflect on our next opportunities for growth. And nowhere on this path of growth is weight loss.
When motherhood is too heavy, look for love to guide you to healing.
The map of my motherhood; the story of where it all began. My belly button tells the story of my connection to my own mother and how I became a mother to my children. Treasure those tiny newborn belly buttons, admire the belly buttons on your big kids and appreciate your own belly button for the … Continue reading
When winter hits in Minnesota, we don’t hibernate. I love a good pajama and hot chocolate day, but we’d never survive winter if we didn’t regularly find fun activities throughout the season. Parents know that to survive winter with kids in the Twin Cities, you must find things to do! Here are 25 fun ways … Continue reading
I know I can’t slow you down, my child so instead I will slow myself down so that I don’t regret my speed in your inevitable growth.
I clicked the phone down and rubbed my eyes with my fingers. The alarm had rung at 5:30 am earlier in the day. My Kindergartener who sleeps between my husband and I every night took turns slugging me in her sleep and pulling my blanket off. This store said the same thing, “Out of kites … Continue reading
As you start your first day of school, this is what I want you to know, my Kindergarten girl.
It’s time to let her be who she is now, dream of the woman she will eventually become and move beyond her baby life. She is ready for Kindergarten.
Start a new family activity and spark a love of gardening in your children with these 5 Easy Ways to Garden with Your Kids.
Elf on the Shelf. The pictures of the mischief fill our news feeds. While it’s easy to hate the Elf on the Shelf, the Elf is bringing children and their parents joy.
I’ve never understood when people act like their birthday is just any other day. I know there are lots of people who do this. I have good friends and close family members that would prefer to actually not celebrate their own birthday. I accept it. I guess I just don’t understand it. The funny thing … Continue reading
When I was a kid I vividly remember trick-or-treating. I remember my single mom, returning from her full-time job getting all three of us kids dressed and her trying to keep us from bursting through the front door before it was too soon. No matter the year, I always remember she made us sit down … Continue reading