Mina Tannehill

Mina works as a cake decorator in Cedar Rapids, where she resides with her little family of three. Although she was born and raised in small town Illinois, she’s always been an Iowa girl at heart and planted roots in Des Moines shortly after graduating as a Cornjerker. It was there she met the love of her life, Dale! They quickly added their sweet and sassy daughter to the mix in August 2013. Mina dove head-first into being Eisley’s mommy and loves embracing the happiness and curiosity of childhood with her. In her free time she loves writing, eating, getting in some family time and binge watching TV dramas.

The Postpartum Message You NEED to Hear

“Save this chocolate for when you need to hide on a dark day. Eat it while you cry, then shave your legs.” It's a message I wrote in a card a few years back,...
40 Creative non-candy Easter Egg Fillers

40 Creative {Non-Candy} Easter Egg Fillers

Easter is sneaking around the corner like a white fluffy tail! You know what that means, mamas! Filling Easter eggs and baskets! As I'm preparing for the big egg hunt, my mind immediately hops...

A Simple Way to Squash Picky Eating: STOP Asking

Few things in life compare to enjoying a meal that is lovingly prepared, regardless of how fancy or simple it is. From Crock Pot dump meals to grilling perfection, meals made by loved ones...

Love Your Partner Better: A Sexy New Year’s Resolution

This past New Year’s Eve, I scribbled my resolution out on a piece of scrap paper: “Love you harder and kiss you more often.” After reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the approaching...
11 Unique Christmas Traditions to Start Now

Make Memories: 11 Unique Christmas Traditions to Start Now

It's that time of year again. Jack Frost nips at our noses. Twinkling lights appear on every house and street sign as we rush out in pursuit of the perfect gifts. Bing Crosby serenades...

Party Like a Gilmore: Hosting a Gilmore Girls Viewing Party

Any Gilmore Girls fans out there? Along with most die-hard fans of the show, I have been anxiously awaiting this revival as soon as I caught wind of the news over a year ago. Ideas...

A Mom’s Guide to Fall Activities in Cedar Rapids

Fall is in full swing! It is my most favorite time of year, mainly for all the typical reasons, such as boots and pumpkin spice lattes. Frolicking around a pumpkin patch, sipping apple cider...

Keep Calm and Clean the Poop

Let me tell you all a little story. It all started with a distant shout. "Mom! MOMMY! I kind of went, like, poopy." First of all, my daughter turned three recently. She is potty-training. She’s playing in the...

Party Platter in the House Tonight; Our New Favorite Meal Option

In the midst of a busy summer evening, we had been playing away outside and lost track of the time. It had been hours since we'd eaten or even thought of food. I heard...

Mamas, the Golden Rule Still Applies

At the bottom of a slide, a mother looked up at her children, helpless. Defeated by her own offspring. “Boys! Climb down from there.”   “Okay guys, stop climbing up the slide!”   “Do not throw...