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2018 Mom of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite Duluth Mom Today!

2018 Duluth Mom of the Year! You already know her. She's the mom who is likely short on time. She could be ultra organized or completely scatterbrained. Her kids are perfectly poised or total monkeys. She either manages the house, a professional workload, extra community engagement or she just makes it through the day. Perhaps [...]
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How to Organize Your Life like a BOSS

  Running two businesses while simultaneously running a household, hosting events, and managing volunteering endeavors, well, I have to be organized, or my life will disintegrate. Imagine me to be the Yoda of planning and organization (about the same height but less green and WAY more fashion forward!). I find that efficiency, schedules, multitasking, and a […]

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Confessions of a Work from Home Mom

Going through college and graduate school, I never EVER imagined that I’d work from a home office. Being a very social person, I always imagined myself working in a school until I retired, then after retirement I’d volunteer at a school until I eventually moved into an assisted living home where I’d also be surrounded […]

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“Gotta Go, Gotta Go” and Other Common (and Embarrassing) Urinary Issues

I hear about them on a daily basis. Bladders that leak, burn, spasm, and overall misbehave. Symptoms can range in severity from simply annoying to completely devastating. As a urology nurse practitioner I hear it all, and I empathize with women who experience urinary issues… and that number of women is higher than you might think! […]

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Trying to Embrace My Resting Nice Face

Raise your hand if you’re familiar with the cultural RBF phenomenon. All of a sudden men, women, and the media are referring to women who don’t automatically assume a pleasant-to-look-at expression, typically when they aren’t engaging in conversation, as suffering from RBF. I’m conflicted in the way I feel about its etymology. On one hand, it […]

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Slowing Down for Sex: Making Intimacy a Priority in Marriage

I grinned cheekily at my husband, his golden hair mussed, his cheeks slightly flushed from the exertion of moments earlier. I looked at the clock. Yep. We were going to be late again. We repeated this drill nearly every Sunday morning for five years; to the extent that my girlfriends would avert their eyes in order […]

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