Fall Back and Regroup

It’s nearly November now. November of 2020, the longest year in the history of mothering, except for the year 536 AD, which is widely acknowledged by historians to be the worst year of all time.    But now, in addition to covid-schooling our dear, sweet children, plus that Minnesotan October snowstorm, how does our country…
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A Renovation Gone Wrong

Take it from me, toilet seat covers should not be bought at Gordmans. Maybe at Menards or Home Depot, but not at Gordmans. Did the one I buy have an embroidered flower on it? Yes. Was it light as air and cushy like my grandma’s? Also yes. However, it did NOT match our brown toilet…
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Life Hack | Traveling with Kids

Before children, I was quite the traveler. I raced to catch airplanes, spontaneously jumped off cliffs, and slept in dozens of airports…all by the ripe age of 22! I was unbridled yet adaptable and loved the thrill of the unknown.   I assumed motherhood would feel a lot like international travel; and in many ways,…
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Life Hack | Schedules

Life hacks. We all need them at one point or another as we traverse the wilds of motherhood. Follow along every other month with our Life Hack topics as we talk about everything from schedules to wardrobes, workouts to beauty routines… all in the name of embracing our inviolable worth as women.   Times, they…
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Life Hack: The Clean Sweep

It wasn’t until I was staying home with three kids 24-7 this spring that I realized how much the clutter in my home drains me.   It was one of the many personal realizations that we all had when Corona came to town. I was suddenly stuck inside and faced with the fact that I…
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand… Bribes?

Do you ever look at a photo like this on social media and think that somehow the family in the photo lives in a parallel universe where kids cooperate for photos and you can schedule just the right amount of snow to be falling?   DON’T BE FOOLED!   While these are my favorite Christmas…
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The Most Flattering Time to Photograph Yourself

Have you ever wondered what the best time of the day is for taking photos of yourself? Maybe you’ve even Googled it. Is it after a spa day, after a 30-day diet, after a great night of sleep? When is that secret picture perfect moment for moms? As a photographer, I can give you that…
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Fear Factor Challenge: Back to School 2020

Anyone else feeling as though your kids are getting a bit… shall I say… eccentric after months sheltering at home with little to no outside interactions? No? Just me? Well, when schools closed in March and we were suddenly thrown headlong into distance learning as a nation, I remember the vigor with which I organized…
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Never say Never: Homeschool 101

Don’t you just love when you say you’ll *never* do something and then weeks, months, or even years later find yourself doing that very thing?? Like mom jeans. I never thought I’d wear them…and then all of a sudden I was. Homeschooling was one of those “nevers” too … and then COVID happened … and…
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Little Kids, BIG Feelings

I will just say it: I’m a feeler. I’m the type that shows her feelings on her sleeve. Happy, angry, sad, excited to see you — trust me, you will know! My face tends to show it all. Throughout my life, specifically as an adult, I had to majorly dial back these emotions in my…
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