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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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Table of Misery, Party of Four | Duluth Moms Blog

Table of Misery, Party of Four

 There we were, speaking in hushed but hostile tones to each other through clenched teeth, our heads ducked on either side of the Jeep’s frame as we fumbled with our respective child car seat straps. Our little girls shifted uncomfortably as we buckled them into their chairs, taking their cues from us and remaining–for once–completely […]

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Confessions from a Really Real Housewife, Stepmom & Baby Mama

{Photo credit: Jill Kari Photography} Mama Said In the beginning when I first got pregnant, as planned, on the first try, I thought I knew it all. I was clearly already on track for a perfect pregnancy to raise a perfect child and be my child’s perfect mother. I wrote in a journal about it everyday. […]

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Where You Invest Your Love: Valentine’s Tea

Truthfully, I had every intention to write about streamers and recipes and throwing the perfect Valentine’s party. And maybe another day I will. But for today, life feels all too fleeting. And my heart is stirring with this line from Mumford and Sons as I plan our fifth annual mother-daughter Valentine’s tea: “where you invest […]

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