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

Family, kids

The little Zoo that Could | Pine Grove Zoo of Little Falls, Minnesota

A huge part of the Frantic family’s No Bummer Summer is road trips. Our destinations of choice; zoos and State Parks. In my area, there is one zoo in particular that has been a family tradition since my oldest could walk….and he’s now 14 so we’ve obviously made the trek a LOT. The Pine Grove… Read More The little Zoo that Could | Pine Grove Zoo of Little Falls, Minnesota

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

kids, No Bummer Summer, parenthood

NO Bummer Summer-4 Great Sources for Kick-Butt Summer Activities

I am a “List-ho”I love lists. Making lists. Cross stuff off lists. Why? It keeps me on task and my memory is dog-crap it’s empowering to cross things OFF.  One of my main “lists” right now is No Bummer Summer activities and in lieu of that, I have been hard-core on the hunt for fun… Read More NO Bummer Summer-4 Great Sources for Kick-Butt Summer Activities