Anxiety issues, Best Of, guest posts, kids, parenthood

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 children has replaced time in nature with tablets, smartphones &… Read More Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Anxiety issues, Best Of, parenthood

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 part of my life for many, many years and unfortunately,… Read More Holiday Gift Guide: Clever Christmas Gifts for Kids with Anxiety

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

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

No Bummer Summer, parenthood, product reviews

No Bummer Summer: The International Wolf Center of Ely, MN

Earlier this week I found myself staring at my calendar, noting the date and feeling a mixture of relief and sadness. Relief because…well…this mama could use a break. Sadness because what I saw was that our summer is winding down and soon the kids will be back in school. Those who have been following our… Read More No Bummer Summer: The International Wolf Center of Ely, MN

guest posts, humor, parenthood

Blingin’ up Your Abode: 3 Home Improvement Strategies You Should Implement This Year

  I may spend a lot of time watching shows like Million Dollar Listing or even have fantasies about extreme downsizing while watching Tiny House Nation, but the bottom line is that my home is my home. And it will likely be the only house I own for quite some time. Now, I could sit… Read More Blingin’ up Your Abode: 3 Home Improvement Strategies You Should Implement This Year

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

motherhood, parenthood, Virtual Assistant, WAHM

Mom Time, Me Time and Golden Moments of Productivity-Getcha Some

Mommy Time… Got any? Anyone who knows parenthood knows that finding extra time for yourself can be a covert Navy-Seals-like-action with a “difficulty rating” of eleven. Many moms are under the notion that, if they do take time for themselves, it means they are a disconnected mom who isn’t doing her best to “be there”… Read More Mom Time, Me Time and Golden Moments of Productivity-Getcha Some