Best Of, motherhood

Dinosaurs in the Sink and other Things this Mommy is Grateful for

I came across this story I wrote almost ten years go (July of 2008, to be exact) and to this day it’s one of my favorite posts I’ve written. I thought a little “blast from the past” would be fun today. Enjoy 🙂 Something happens to us humans when we become parents. Our world becomes… Read More Dinosaurs in the Sink and other Things this Mommy is Grateful for

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

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

guest posts, motherhood, parenthood

We are the first generation of moms raising digital kids without having been digital kids ourselves #scary

My friend and fellow Minnesotan Galit (pronounced guh-leet ) Breen is someone I truly admire. And have for a long time. The work she does is amaze-balls as well. From her book to her notable appearances at Listen to Your Mother #TwinCities I wish I could hang out with her more and soak up her positive vibe… Read More We are the first generation of moms raising digital kids without having been digital kids ourselves #scary

Best Of, Life Lessons, motherhood, WAHM

36 #LifeTruths That I Will Pass on to My Tween Daughter ASAP

It’s tough being a girl. It’s even tougher being a girl that is a tween, a little chubby, wears glasses and one who sports a beautiful buck tooth smile. In a nutshell…my daughter is me as I was forty years ago. Being the “chubby girl” with slightly protruding teeth and not-so-great clothes was a challenge… Read More 36 #LifeTruths That I Will Pass on to My Tween Daughter ASAP

Life Lessons, motherhood, WAHM

Top Ten Tuesday-10 Things to do with Your Kids Before They Grow Up

10 Things to do with your Kids Before They Grow Up Life moves so fast when you are a parent. The Season of Parenthood flies by and what seems like “only yesterday,” marks the passing of years. I truly am having a moment here just thinking about how my oldest will be driving in two… Read More Top Ten Tuesday-10 Things to do with Your Kids Before They Grow Up

humor, Life Lessons, motherhood

Friday Flashback: Fish Emergency in the Wal-mart Express Lane

  When I originally wrote this post, my now gigantic 13 year-old son was a mere six year old. We opted to buy fish to quell the nagging about having a pet. They were meant to be “starter pets” for a Small-ish Human that was begging for a pet, yet could barely wipe his own butt. We have… Read More Friday Flashback: Fish Emergency in the Wal-mart Express Lane

Creative Ideas, Life Lessons, motherhood

Little Peanut on the Go-an app that every parent can truly use

School is officially DONE! Let the trip-planning-ponder-plotting BEGIN! In the past, when our family of four has decided to take a road trip, staycation or long weekend vacation, I have always resorted to my “master list” of packable to make sure everyone leaves home with under-grunders, tooth brushes, movies, meds and the stuffed creature they… Read More Little Peanut on the Go-an app that every parent can truly use