Best Of, humor

Surprise, It’s Winter! | A Snowy Rant from an Unprepared Minnesota Mom

We had a spectacular autumn this year. The temps were mild, the hurricanes stayed down south where the below and the trees blessed us with mind-blowing fall colors. For about a week. Then, as if Mother Nature was in an especially disgruntled mood, it was freakin’ winter Just.Like.That. If Father Time is ticking of Mom… Read More Surprise, It’s Winter! | A Snowy Rant from an Unprepared Minnesota Mom

Life Lessons, WAHM

Thoughts on turning 51 from an old mom with young kids

It seems like not all that long ago (OK, a year) when I was fussing about turning 50. Blubbering is probably more accurate. Honestly, this was a life-consuming traumatic event for me. I cried for MONTHS before my official b-day. And I wasn’t even sure where this sadness was coming from. Franticmommy readers may remember this soggy… Read More Thoughts on turning 51 from an old mom with young kids

#TBT, DEAR MOM, humor

#TBT DEAR MOM (a tale of squirrels and other little boy naughtiness)

Dear Mom, Hi, it’s me Jakey-D. You know, your kid? I just wanted to say “sorry” for being a pain in your rear today…and last night.. and the night before. I know I am supposed to be extra good when Daddy’s gone…. ..but I just forgot. Kinda like how I forgot there’s not supposed to… Read More #TBT DEAR MOM (a tale of squirrels and other little boy naughtiness)

Virtual Assistant, WAHM

Working From Home-When Unannounced Visitors Drop By

  As a work-from-home pro, I can honestly say I have the best.job.EVER. I am busy, happy and my schedule (to some degree) is flexible. I save oodles of money every year on makeup because…well….I don’t wear any. My dress-for-success attire consists of yoga pants and hoodies with an occasional side order of pink fuzzy… Read More Working From Home-When Unannounced Visitors Drop By

Life Lessons, Virtual Assistant

What Kenny Rogers and The Gambler Taught me About Time Suckers

Not too long ago, I was enjoying an amazing power lunch/brainstorming session with a fellow solopreneur when our conversation turned to past clients. Specifically those clients who suck us dry mentally and drain us of our precious time and energy. We’ve all been there. We’ve all had the client that we were excited to land… Read More What Kenny Rogers and The Gambler Taught me About Time Suckers

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The Bear In Me

Fall is most definitely in the air in Northern Minnesota. I love Fall. The leaves, the temps, the lack of mosquitoes…I digress. One thing I DON’T care for is the urge to freakin EAT all the time! WTF? So as autumn sets in and winter is just around the corner once again I’ve come to… Read More The Bear In Me