Home RSS feed for this section

Close up of woman hands holding a cup of lemon tea on white table in a winter afternoon. Woman hands holding hot drink on table. Female hands with beige warm sweater holding hot tea with a slice of lemon.

10 Wellness Ideas That Take Less Than Five Minutes

I believe that wellness means honoring and taking care of my body and cultivating joy wherever I go. Living a healthy, full life is as much about what fills my body as what fills my heart and mind. Around the time when my son turned one, I realized that if I wanted to savor this […]

Continue Reading 0
Rear view of two young girls (sisters) running down a rural gravel driveway. The younger sister is on the left and has curly red hair. The older sister is on the right and has curly blonde hair. Grandpa can be seen standing up ahead of them in the distance waiting for them to catch up.

3 Parenting Philosophies Perfected by Rural America

My folks grew up in rural America. Together they raised six kids and promptly booted them into independent adulthood upon graduation from high school. They parented us with an effortless and prescriptive touch that was practically paranormal. Their technique endures as elusive content for tales of folklore. Shortly after I became a mother, I found […]

Continue Reading 0
Cropped shot of female hands with book and coffee. Female reading book on bed at night.

Time for Bed, Mama

Ahhh, bedtime. That glorious slice of day when you realize that you’ve made it. Putting the kids to bed is like a quiet victory dance. You don’t want to let them in on the secret that this is an amazing moment, but inside you’re practically screaming with glee. No matter how great the day has […]

Continue Reading 0
Shot of an adorable baby girl drinking bottled milk in her high chair while her mother has coffee

Cabin Fever Remedies

Dear Cabin Fever – I admit, you are real. You are not like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, unicorns…or other mythical concepts like multiple kids napping at the same time or spouses who agree exactly on how laundry items should be folded (I’m looking at you, bath towels). No sir, you are […]

Continue Reading 0
Shot of two young children lying in a tent fort in their home

Indoor Fun for the Family

My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter in Minnesota. Lest I have a great deal of experience from which to write about indoor […]

Continue Reading 0
Woman housewife looking check in the store

When McDonald’s Man Marries Mississippi Market Woman

I think way too much about food. Maybe it’s because I am the main grocery-shopper and menu-planner and food-maker for my family of 6. Maybe it’s because I am always planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, baking or cleaning up food. But food is an all-consuming part of my life. (Pun intended.) As my soon-to-be-husband and I […]

Continue Reading 2