Best Of, Book Love, kids, Life Lessons, Minimalism, Sissy Goes Tiy

Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

The tiny house movement, a social movement that advocates for living simply in small homes of 399 square feet or less, had been steadily growing for years, and one of my besties, B.A. Norrgard has actively made that lifestyle her reality for the past six years. Long story, short–B.A. went to school together and lost… Read More Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

Anxiety issues, Best Of, guest posts, kids, parenthood

Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Guest post from author, Daddy and adventure lover, Jeff Alt Why Tech Savvy Children Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever Scientific evidence has proven that time spent in nature increases your creativity, helps prevent depression, and improves your overall health.  But, a large segment of children has replaced time in nature with tablets, smartphones &… Read More Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Anxiety issues, kids, Life Lessons

What You Need to Know about the #Activate4Autism Movement

Guest post from Jodi Murphy of Geek Club Books The #Activate4Autism Movement The world knows about autism but they don’t really understand it. A unique nonprofit called Geek Club Books makes it their mission to engage and educate the public about autism—to replace stereotypes and fears with curiosity and wonder. They launched an #Activate4Autism movement… Read More What You Need to Know about the #Activate4Autism Movement

Essentia Health, kids, No Bummer Summer, parenthood

Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

** By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Choosing healthy snacks is more important than ever in our culture because very few of us eat sit-down meals. Often we race through each day without much thought about when or what we will eat. More than nine out of 10 American adults snack… Read More Road Trip Nibbles-healthy snack option that are under 200 calories!) #EssentiaHealth

kids, motherhood, parenthood

Five Beacons of Light I am Grateful for this Week

Ever had one of those weeks months where you are pretty sure that you need a, “WARNING: Stay Clear” sign on your forehead because you are …well…WITCHY? I’ve attempted to shake off my present-situation-difficulties-and-uber-stress with Chinese buffet food and good ‘ol gal-pal camaraderie, and thusfar..it’s kinda helping. I am not sure what my malfunction is,… Read More Five Beacons of Light I am Grateful for this Week

kids, parenthood

Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety & Some Awesome “First Day of School” Books for Kids

When kids experience anxiety about going back to school, it can have an effect on parents as well. It seems like there’s nothing you can do, and the closer the first day of school gets, the more miserable parents and kids feel. Some practical tips on how to ease this anxiety, though, can help alleviate… Read More Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety & Some Awesome “First Day of School” Books for Kids