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…

Christmas Gifts for Kids with Anxiety

Holiday Gift Guide: Clever Christmas Gifts for Kids with Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety — roughly 18 percent of the nation’s population.In a nutshell, anxiety is a subjective sense of worry, apprehension, and/or fear. Anxiety has been…

Just let them be Little

Play, Play…Play All Day | Just let them be Little

Play, Play…Play All Day As adults, the word “play” is usually connected to something we do after the kids are raised and we are nestling into our Golden Years. “Play” is also something we look forward to doing after a long week of working hard…

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…

Minnesota Mommy Blogger

Minnesota Mommy Blogger (and Proud of it)

Wikipedia: A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website, a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer. By now, many of you may already…

Kids and Motivation: The StarZappy App

I get to meet the coolest people throughout the course of business day 🙂 That’s how I met Yuan; an ambitious dad who knew there had to be a better way to inspire kids and cultivate self-motivation. Then he had a flash of brilliance and…

Reasons Why I Am Conflicted About School Ending

In our area,  today is the last day of school for my elementary school-aged daughter and tomorrow is the last day for my Middle-Schooler.  In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is…

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