Kailee Meskimen

Kailee Meskimen
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...