Kailee Meskimen

Kailee is a natural-minded mom with a passion for writing, experimenting in the kitchen, being outside, and traveling the world. She’s a Content Manager by day and supermom & wife by night to two beautiful little girls and husband of 7 years. She has lived in Cedar Rapids most of her life and digs the big city yet small town feel. You can catch her scoping out local dives & cafes, and biking the Cedar Valley Trail on the weekends. She lives on good coffee, good wine, and good conversation.
5 things to know about an outgoing introvert

5 Things You Should Know About Outgoing Introverts

I’m an outgoing introvert. It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? According to the Myers-Briggs personality test (seriously if you haven’t taken this free test, do it!), I’m an INFJ (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judging),...

Five Tips For Helping Your Children Cope With Death

Understanding and coping with death is never easy for anyone, but it's especially hard for children. Taking something so deep and raw and putting that into a concept that a child can wrap herself...

Why My Kids Rarely Get Sick: 11 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy This Winter

My kids rarely get sick. They’re 4 and 1.5 years old. They should be boogery, coughing, and have monthly fevers during winter. It’s kind of expected for these ages, amiright? #kidsaregross Sure, the occasional cold...

We have 6 Birthday Parties a Year and I’m Okay With It

We have 6 birthday parties a year. You heard that right. We have three different birthday parties for each kid each year. Six times the cake, the sugar crash, present opening, and lugging home carloads...
I Saw You Before A Letter to My Preteen Daughter

I Saw You Before: A Letter to My Future Preteen

Dear Daughter, I saw you before you turned from sweet little girl to independent pre-teen. I watched you giggle at yourself in the mirror. I swooned when you sang your made-up songs and role...
Why You Should have a Vision Board

Why Making a Vision Board Works

You may remember creating a dream or vision board when you were a kid. You’d cut out words, photos, places and titles that resonated with you and glue them to a piece of paper....
dear isolated mom, I See you

Dear Isolated Mom, I See You

Dear isolated mom, I see you. I see you nursing in the spare bedroom while your family eats a warm Thanksgiving dinner.  I see you having to miss a great church sermon because your child is having...

5 Tips for Container Gardening with Your Toddler

We’re officially in gardening season. Now, my thumb isn’t as green as I’d like it to be, but I still enjoy it. I’ve grown everything from strawberries, jalapenos and tomatoes to purple heirloom peppers,...
Parenting Young Kids You're In the Thick of It

Parenting Young Kids: You’re In the Thick of It

We have two kids under three. My husband and I both realize that with two young kids, we’re in the thick of this parenting journey. One kid is a vivacious, sassy and independent toddler...

What I Learned When I Jumped on the “Tidying Up” Bandwagon

Tidying up seemed simple since I strive to be a minimalist. I only go shopping when I need something. I have totes and boxes to organize clothes, toys and sentimental items. I try my...