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.
Teaching Your Kids To Finish Well

Teaching Your Kids To Finish Well

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

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

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...

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

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...