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A Beautiful Chaos

My extended family usually celebrates Christmas in southern Minnesota on my aunt and uncle’s turkey farm in the same small town my dad grew up in. The farmhouse is big and spacious, sitting between a long gravel road and fields that seem to go on for miles. My aunt is a great cook, and with […]

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5 Tips to Start Writing about Motherhood in 2017

Someone once told me the days are long, but the years are short.  By someone, I mean literally every mother I’ve ever met. My daughter turns two next month, and I’m going to say something revolutionary: these have been two loooong years. That’s right—I don’t think the years seem any shorter than they have the rest of […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Problems When Hosting Overnight Guests

Recently, we had a total of 12 people in our house overnight for multiple holiday celebrations. We moved to a new house this year and finally had the room to accommodate a big family overnight gathering. With each family member’s RSVP of “yes,” our excitement grew, but there was also planning and prep work that […]

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Kindness Cards with FREE Printable!

I’m all about family traditions. I LOVE them…for any holiday! They pull our family together and help us feel more connected. Whether it’s eating green food on St. Patrick’s Day, getting socks for Valentine’s Day, eating a special dessert on Easter, or feverishly searching a Christmas tree for a pickle ornament, I love traditions!  Traditions are […]

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Prevent Burns with The Urgency Room | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Don’t Get Burned! Take it From Me: Busy Parents Are a Hotbed of Risk

{Disclosure: Our partners at The Urgency Room treat many injuries with one of the most common being burns. As a mom herself, Dr. Carolyn McClain, Medical Director of The Urgency Room, has some tips on how to prevent common household burns and how to keep your family and home safe.} As parents, we’re pretty good at […]

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How to Style Your Shelves in 5 Steps

How many of you momma’s out there have your shelves loaded with stuff that you’re trying to keep out of reach from your children?  I have to admit that our office shelves have all of our markers, scissors and a ton of other junk up on that top shelf. At the end of all projects we […]

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Preventing Vacation Mayhem with Allstate

Our partners at Allstate Insurance: John Michael Insurance Group have some excellent tips for home safety when traveling as part of our At Home Series. For other articles in this series, click here and here. Many families plan their vacations around the school Spring Break. If your vacation will take you away from your home for more than […]

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Healthy Home, Healthy Kids

Certified Moisture Testing is one of our newest partners, and they are ready to share a LOT of great, very necessary, information regarding mold in your home. If you have a child who suffers from allergies, asthma, or even what seems to be a “chronic cold,” moisture and/or mold may be the culprit. It can […]

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