Buy Once, Give Twice

I love Christmas, but every now and then I need a little inspiration to help me choose the perfect gift for friends or family. Maybe you do, too. I especially love to give gifts that not only benefit the recipient, but also benefit others. This is not always possible,...

Growing While You Wait

“Please wait,” I find myself saying regularly to my children these days. Whether they are both requesting something at the same time or talking to me while I’m in the middle of something else, I have this response at the ready. Sometimes I’m able to answer with...

Unstressed Vacation Tips

Taking a road trip or airline flight somewhere this summer? Chances are that if you have kids of a certain age, you’re looking for ways to keep them occupied while on the road or in the air. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of our best tips on how to make your...

5 Things to See in Minnesota

Many Minnesota natives and out-of-state guests are looking for personal recommendations of the best things to do in Minnesota this summer. This makes a lot of sense, because when you Google “Things to see in Minnesota” and it gives you 53,500,000 results in .85...

Beach Reads

In the mood for a new book this summer? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick list of some of our current favorites, perfect for lazy summer days and nights. Everybody Always by Bob Goff. I read Goff’s first book, Love Does, a few years ago while spending sun-soaked...

Creating a Summer Bucket List

Last year, my kids and I tried out an experiment: A Summer Bucket List! We wrote out 60 things we’d like to do over the course of the summer, posted the list on our refrigerator, and started working our way through them. By the end of the summer, we had accomplished...