WARNING: this post is going to be 95% venting. If potty training was a breeze for you, feel free to stop now.
Author Archive | Kim
Recently, I took a trip with a group of good friends to celebrate an upcoming marriage. The trip was short—a mere 48 hours, but it was so wonderful.
Your life is about to change with this first baby. You are about to change even more. Little sister, you will never be the same person you once were.
The winter doldrums are in full swing. It’s still too dark, too gloomy, and too cold. Here are my tips for surviving this time of year.
When we wake up on January 1 or any other of the 365 days a year, we will be the exact same people we have always been. It’s a new year, not a new you.
When the temps start dipping, the crows descend upon Rochester, MN. And a chance encounter with several hundred crows taught me about parenthood.
Words matter. Living in the age of online anonymity, it’s easy to spew words across a screen. Here are five ways to teach our kids that our words do matter.
This is a picture of the island in my kitchen on a Monday night. Monday, September 12 to be exact. It is not staged. This is a completely real picture that I took on a whim. It was after school, and we had just gotten back from Costco, with only one meltdown in the car. My […]
I’ve been doing this mom-thing for over 5 years now, and one thing has become loud and clear: Motherhood doesn’t give a crap about what I want. Now I mean this in the most laced-with-love way (kind of), but it’s true. Every day brings a new battle of what I WANT to do versus what I […]
When we take a step back and look at the good and the bad in life, it becomes pretty clear that Good is actually BETTER than Perfect…because it’s real.