Best Of, humor, Life Lessons, motherhood

My Mom-Alone-Time Dream Shopping Scenario

Any mom will tell you that, even though we love our kids to bits, there is something invigorating and empowering about shopping ALONE. Alone as in “no-kids-I-am-all-by-my-lovely-self” shopping. It’s damn near euphoric. We are better shoppers too. More savvy. More purposeful. We can actually stand, contemplate, and finish a thought thus getting the best deal on… Read More My Mom-Alone-Time Dream Shopping Scenario

guest posts, Health, Life Lessons

New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health

New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health Persistent and debilitating heel pain was ruining Curtis Sanow’s active life. The land surveyor-in-training retreated to desk duty at work. During his honeymoon in a Mexican beach town, the newlywed was stuck poolside to avoid a painful flare-up and often wore a… Read More New therapy relieves debilitating heel pain | Platelet-rich plasma therapy from Essentia Health

Life Lessons, multicultural children's book day, Multicultural Children's Book Resources

A Classroom Downloadable Empathy Kit | Understanding Immigration and Refugees

Understanding Immigration and Refugees | A free kit for Teachers, Parents, Librarians and Caregivers As our fifth Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday approaches on January 27, 2018, we are thrilled to have you as part of our amazing community of supporters! With enthusiasm, optimism and hope, we are preparing for MCBD 2017 and hope you will, again, join our… Read More A Classroom Downloadable Empathy Kit | Understanding Immigration and Refugees

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

Book Love, Life Lessons

International Day of The Girl | Multicultural Picture Books that Empower Girls

October 11th is the International Day of The Girl “Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights”-United Nations Resolution 66/170 In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations… Read More International Day of The Girl | Multicultural Picture Books that Empower Girls

Book Love, Life Lessons, multicultural children's book day

Multicultural Kids’ Book Reviewers -We need YOU #ReadYourWorld

This is the time of year when things get super-exciting in my world! Yes, autumn is awesome. YES, I am stoked the kids are back in school and the bugs are finally going.the.frick.away. BUT, there’s one other thing that gets me all twitterpated…. Multicultural Children’s Book Day! As you may know, Multicultural Children’s Book Day… Read More Multicultural Kids’ Book Reviewers -We need YOU #ReadYourWorld

Health, Life Lessons

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Facts and Tips

There is SO much important stuff going on in September. It’s back-to-school time, Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Hispanic Hertitage Month. It’s also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Caitlin Hoff from ConsumerSafety.org was kind enough to share some wonderful and powerful information on this very subject. This info is good stuff, people. Please share like CRAZY.… Read More Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Facts and Tips

Essentia Health, Life Lessons

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources #YouAreNotAlone

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources Suicide touches families, friends and the entire community…. Suicide does more than end one life. It creates a ripple effect throughout a community, as surviving family members and friends experience a range of emotions, including grief, guilt, anger, abandonment, helplessness, denial and shock.… Read More Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Resources #YouAreNotAlone

Creative Ideas, Family, Life Lessons, motherhood, STEAM

Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? | When you have a Tinker Kid

Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? They used to call it simple “curiosity” and even “mischievous-ness.” I am sure we all know of kids (or were ones ourselves) that were fascinated with taking apart household items (like toasters, blenders and an occasional lawn mower). Back in the day, kids like that were often labeled unruly… Read More Dennis the Menace? Or Future Scientist? | When you have a Tinker Kid

Life Lessons, Solopreneur tips, WAHM

Following Your Purpose Isn’t Always Easy – But It Is Darn Well Worth It

You need to find your purpose, they say… You need to follow your passion, they say… You need to determine your “why”, they say … But sometimes it isn’t all that easy. It’s not easy to figure out exactly what your “why” is. Sometimes we feel stuck and we’re not even sure what our purpose… Read More Following Your Purpose Isn’t Always Easy – But It Is Darn Well Worth It