Lindsay Talsness

Lindsay Talsness
Lindsay grew up in Cedar Rapids and is surprised and delighted to find that she lives here as an adult. She's been married to a really great guy named Christian since 2007 and during that time, they've added three amazing kids to their family - Eadie (9), Graham (6), and Greta (4). Lindsay has spent time working as a content strategist, freelance writer, stay-at-home-mom, and is now enjoying homeschooling her kids. When she's not reenacting the Boston Tea Party for her kids with stuffed animals and fruit snacks, she loves being active outside, watching baseball games, reading great books, and having friends over for any reason at all. At the end of the day, Lindsay hopes she consistently lives out her faith, builds a strong family culture, and encourages moms around her in a meaningful way.
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My Kids Gave Me a Surprise Christmas Gift This Year

As I stood at the kitchen sink, I caught bits and pieces of my husband’s conversation with his mom. She’d called minutes before, and with a sinking feeling, I was pretty sure I knew...

Suddenly Homeschooling? More Practical Encouragement For You

I'm back with some encouragement for you on this unexpected homeschooling journey. (Check out part one here!) I hope one or two ideas help smooth out your school day! You've got this. Avoid Frustration and...
Suddenly Homeschooling?

Suddenly Homeschooling? Advice from a Veteran Homeschool Mom

Well, it’s finally happened. We’re all homeschool parents… at least for the next few weeks or so. As someone who’s been homeschooling her kids (ages 9, 7 and 5) full-time for the past four...

Three Fantastic At-Home Workouts (Free or Low-Cost)

Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I did not receive reimbursement for my recommendations. Winter is well and truly upon us here in Iowa. And for me,...

Three Life Lessons from the Worst Canoe Trip Ever

Who knew a horrible canoe trip could teach you important life lessons? Earlier this fall, I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with my kids to a local summer camp. It was...

A First Grade Boy’s Guide to School Picture Day

School picture day is rapidly approaching! Or as I like to think of it, the day my mom reminds me of Kari from The Incredibles movie. You know, the part where she answers the...

School Choice Series: Why Homeschooling is Our Choice

I do not consider myself the poster mom for homeschooling. I mean, there's no secret homeschool manifesto tucked away in a drawer somewhere, outlining my world-dominating educational plans! Instead of a manifesto on homeschooling, I...

Summer’s Almost Over, and I Feel Like I Didn’t Do Enough.

  I was standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes the other day when it came over me. I felt that awful, stomach tightening, breath-stealing, churning sensation that summer was rapidly coming to an end. It's...
A Four-Year-Olds Guide to Public Restrooms

A Four-Year-Old’s Guide to Using Public Restrooms

Hey there, my fellow preschoolers!  I consider myself an expert on public restrooms. “What makes you an expert?”, you ask, as you casually take a sip from your juice box. I'll tell you why: I recently...

Happy May Day! An Insider’s Guide to This Local Iowa Tradition

If you’re not a native Iowan, then chances are you didn’t grow up celebrating May Day with May Day Baskets.  But that’s no reason to ignore this fun tradition! As a kid growing up...