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Family Looking Up

Jan 29, 2019

Hillary Hess is the mother of seven kids.  That’s as real as it gets, people!  

She came on the scene to help us see how to EASILY include kids in cooking in a way that won’t lead to mom having a nervous breakdown before dinner is served.  Hillary graduated with a BS in Home Economics with an emphasis in Home and...

Jan 22, 2019

Tanya Lindquist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a wife, and a mom.  She specializes in kids with anxiety and other big emotions like depression.  She runs a website called “Family Ninjas” that’s dedicated to providing families happiness and mental health tips.  She is also the author of a book called...

Jan 15, 2019

If you were asked to describe an extraordinary mom, what words would you use?  Patient, devoted, intentional, energetic, creative, authentic, fun...the list could go on and on.

I’d bet that the list wouldn’t include words and phrases like: flustered, hanging on to sanity by her fingernails, trying and sometimes...

Jan 8, 2019

When you read the words “grocery shopping” do you feel anxiety, boredom, the serious beginnings of a headache, frustration, excitement, desperation, or not really anything?  Women run the gamut of emotions when it comes to this particular duty.

One of the BIGGEST stresses about grocery shopping for me is the budget...

Jan 1, 2019


I love you.  I hate you.


I think that pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject.  


I absolutely LOVE the end result of pregnancy…

the baby, obvi.


My Disclaimer

If you are one of those unicorn moms who actually feels better during pregnancy, you have my serious respect, deep jealousy, and slight...