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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

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

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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 [easyazon_link identifier=”1533623414″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”franticmomm02-20″ cart=”y” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Kindness Wins [/easyazon_link]to her notable appearances at Listen to Your Mother #TwinCities I wish I could… 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

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Finding my SPARKLE

Sparkle….Wikipedia describes Sparkle as; to become lively or animated, to glitter to glisten….. I call it, “The things that make our hearts sing. Makes us Shine inside and out.” I like mine better 🙂 Ever heard the saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” Well, insert “Franticmommy” and “girl” and you’ve… Read More Finding my SPARKLE

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