Lindsay Talsness

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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.

4 Ways You Keep Falling Into the Comparison Pit and How to Get Out

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Teddy Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” In my experience as a mom, it can also be the thief of: sleep in the middle of the night, patience with my children and...

Making Your Neighborhood More Magical To Your Kids

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Nearly seven years ago, we moved out of our old neighborhood into a different part of town. Every few months, we drive through those former streets of ours, taking in what changed and what stayed...

5 Fantastic Kids’ Bands That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Whether you’re planning a long road trip this summer or just tooling around town with your crew of kids, there’s one key component to a great car ride – the music. For many of us,...
Teaching Your Kids To Finish Well

Teaching Your Kids To Finish Well

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Some core family values you know you’ll teach from the start. Values like: Always say “thank you”. The last one inside closes the garage door If you have leftover fries, give them to Dad. Other values...

My Down-to-Earth, Won’t Bust Your Budget Skincare Routine for Your 30s

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It wasn’t long after I turned 30 that I noticed them. Were those… fine lines? Crinkles? WRINKLES? Whatever you call them, they made their first appearance around my eyes. My skin also began to look duller...
A Real Life Guide to Dealing with Paper Clutter

A Real Life Guide to Getting Rid of Paper Clutter

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It’s there. Lurking in your house. Mocking you. Causing that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach every time you glimpse it. The dreaded paper pile. You know, the one full of school...
sledding hills

We Tried Out Every Sledding Hill in the Cedar Rapids/Marion Area. Here’s How They...

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As the snow began piling up (and piling up) during December and January, our family decided, when life gives you snow, go sledding. We set a goal of visiting every public sledding hill in the...
Christmas Present Under Tree

My Kids Gave Me a Surprise Christmas Gift This Year

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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

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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

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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...