Essentia Health, guest posts, Health

The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful

Guest post from Essentia Health-St Josephs Hospital of Brainerd During these cold months, most folks want to hibernate inside and drop all outdoor activities. However, there’s no need to spend almost half a year sitting inside. “When it comes to being active outdoors, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices,”… Read More The weather outside may be frightful, but exercising outdoors can be delightful

5 Things, Life Lessons

Anti-Adulting Days | When you don’t feel like trying, what do you do?

There are days  when I Just.Can’t.Even. I don’t want to write. I don’t want to do Social Media. I don’t want to be perky and happy. And I certainly don’t want to adult. I call these days “Anti-Adulting Days.” These are the days when I wonder what the heck I was/am thinking/doing. Am I doing the… Read More Anti-Adulting Days | When you don’t feel like trying, what do you do?

Best Of, Book Love, multicultural children's book day

How to Participate in the 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld

As Project Manager for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, one of the big things I am working on this week is spreading the word on the MCBD Twitter Party on 1/27/18 (9:00-10:00p.m. ET). This will be our 5th Twitter Party and I can assure you that these parties are INSANELY fun and very fast-paced!   For… Read More How to Participate in the 2018 Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter Party #ReadYourWorld

5 Things, Best Of, WAHM

5 Things To NOT do at a Meetup

Networking events and Meetups are awesome. A Meetup group is a local community of people. Meetup groups are sustained through Meetup events, which are face-to-face gatherings that happen in real life between members and organizers. You can find a Meetup group in your neighborhood on the Find page. Being a pretty seasoned “networker” I totally enjoy attending these events and since I’ve “been around… Read More 5 Things To NOT do at a Meetup

Best Of, Book Love, multicultural children's book day

Multicultural Books that have Tugged at my Heart Strings (the 2018 Version)

I have so much fun pulling together my favorite multicultural kids’ books that I encounter during the long hours (and tons of fun) that it takes to prepare for the annual Multicultural Children’s Book Day online event. The first year I made my “Multicultural Books That Have Tugged At My Heart Strings” list was 2016.… Read More Multicultural Books that have Tugged at my Heart Strings (the 2018 Version)

Best Of, Book Love

The First #DiverseKidlit Link-Up of 2018!

Happy New Year and welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community… Read More The First #DiverseKidlit Link-Up of 2018!