Kristin graduated from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities in 2003 with a degree in advertising and did product marketing in the beauty industry for seven years. She left the working world to start her family and now stays at home with her two spirited little girls, Nora 4 and Evelyn 2. She is wife to a true “Wisconsin Man” and together they love everything outdoors. When not spending time with her family, Kristin enjoys sewing, gardening, traveling, cooking (because she loves eating good food!), reading, the Packers and party planning. Her love for researching everything kid related has given her go-to status among her friends and family.

National Pretzel Day

Crispy. Salty. Great with dip. Pretty much, the perfect snack! In honor of this special day, here’s a list of my favorites and some dip recipes to enjoy with them!

The Day the Infertility Tornado Stops

Infertility will break you down. It will rip your heart into a million pieces. It will chew you up, spit you out and leave you to rot in the sun. But it will also teach you that you are stronger than you ever thought you could be.

If It Doesn’t Fit on My iPhone Calendar, It Doesn’t Fit in My Life

When I was a working woman, I organized my life in a fancy Franklin Calendar System. One of those weighty, leather bound numbers. It was color coded with different inks, organized by month and...

Restaurant Busy Kits

Eating at a restaurant with a child (or multiple children!) can be a challenge. Time ticks about 10x slower when you’re awaiting the food for a hungry child. I put together these Restaurant Busy Kits and keep them right in my car. They’ve been a real sanity saver and have made dinners out actually enjoyable again!

It’s Deer Season :: Easy Open Face Venison Sandwich

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we lose our husbands to the grunt of the bucks. All of their time planting food plots, cutting shooting lanes, hanging deer stands and preparing their clothes by hanging them in the woods will soon pay off. And hopefully, you’ll have a picture of your proud husband with his prize and a freezer full of venison.

6 Thanksgiving Books We Love

 Add some fun new books to your rotation with our favorites for the Thanksgiving season   Pete the Cat The First Thanksgiving Another favorite about the cool cat named Pete. He stars in his class play about the...

Mommy Brain. It’s a Real Thing.

The absentmindedness started while I was pregnant. I would forget to buy milk at the grocery store. Or I would order my husband the wrong coffee drink on a morning doughnut run. It was...

Teaching Kindness :: 3 Rules for Raising Kind Kids

My daughter transitioned to the 3 year old room at daycare all by herself. It just worked out that way with her birthday. The group of kids that were already in the room had been together for 4 months. At three, kids start to make friends and play together instead of next to each other. It’s a fun age to parent for this reason. Unless your child becomes the victim of mean girls.

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Keeping Halloween Safe What’s the first thing you think about when you think Halloween? Pumpkins? Costumes? Trick-or-Treating? Candy? What if your child couldn’t eat candy? That would take away a HUGE chunk of Halloween. This was the...

Sending My Child with Food Allergies to Daycare

From the moment my daughter was born, I expected belly issues. Her big sister had this nursing mama on a dairy free, egg free, shellfish free diet for 5 months. I thought those would be the longest 5 moths of my life! (How could this Wisconsin girl go without her cheese?) But what I didn’t expect was that my second baby wouldn’t outgrow these issues.