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When the World Forgets, I Will Remember

February 16th. It is the hardest day of the year. Every year. It is my son’s birthday. On this day, we celebrate my son’s short life. We pick out balloons and send them to heaven. We get a dessert, light a candle and wish Braden the happiest of birthdays. At some point during the day, […]

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Why I Moved to Duluth

Exactly ten years ago, after graduating from Aveda institute, I moved from Minneapolis to Duluth. Originally from Bemidji, Duluth was always a destination for me and my family. So many people asked me why. Why are you moving to Duluth? Why are you leaving your best friends, hundreds of salons, Nordstrom!!! What’s in Duluth anyway?” they […]

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Hovering While Mothering

Parenthood. It happens. Mommyhood… The dynamic changes. We go from stroller toting, diaper bag carrying, car seat installing, sippy cup schlepping mamas to insurance paying, car loaning, FAFSA filling-out, money lending, wine drinking mothers. (OK, I’ve always been a wine drinking mama…) We start out with these little bitty humans that rely on us for […]

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{Sponsored Post} How to Win at Mother’s Day with Saffron & Grey

This post is sponsored by Saffron & Grey, but all of the opinions about their awesome flowers are my own. Mother’s Day. It’s fast approaching, and while my first inclination is to think about the amazingness of getting a day to “sleep in” (lounge in bed half awake while listening to the 2-year-old call for […]

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Five Life Lessons From a Toddler

As parents we’re given the huge responsibility of raising our children into being responsible, kind, and successful people. Helping to shape the personality, experiences, and life of another person is something we don’t take lightly. We read books, we follow blogs, talk with fellow parents, and lean on teachers to help mold these tiny beings […]

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