This feature story for The Heritage Farm Companion, quarterly magazine of Seed Savers Exchange, explores how gardening proved a sanity-saving ritual for me and for many others nationwide under COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders.
If your littles are ready to hit the slopes, give these Midwestern ski resorts a try. Whether you’re looking for diverse activities to busy their bodies or ski-in/out lodging that’s on budget, you’ll find the perfect place to make ski memories here in the Midwest.
The Driftless Writing Center’s 10th anniversary collection, Contours: A Literary Landscape. Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, artwork, and hybrid forms from sixty-four contributors, this anthology presents diverse and engaging work rooted in the Driftless Region, and purchase will help support the mission of the DWC to foster excellence in writing at all levels and provide opportunities for our community to engage with authors and their books.
My pieces include the essay, "Sex, with dogs," and the prose poem, "Exposed."
Meditation can help kids read and respond to internal signals of stress before their developing brains and bodies give in to a full-blown tantrum. The key is intuiting what your child needs to come back into balance and giving him or her the tools to practice.
Meditation can help young children release energy, process concerns, and find comfort at night. Try these simple steps to see if sleep meditation can make bedtime easier for your child—and family!
Travel Writing 101: Everything You Need To Know To Start The Best Job In The World: 30+ ‘how to’ lessons from professional travel writers and editors (Travel Write Earn Book 3)
I'm a contributor to the section: Niche Writing and Finding Ideas
I didn't set out to be a 'helicopter' parent, but when my daughter's dys-abilities required a closer look, I had to learn how to hover.
Profile of Arthur Geisert, illustrator of more than 30 books for children featuring hand-colored prints made from etched copper plates. Titles include Pumpkin Island, Oink!, Thunderstorm, and Country Road ABC.
The Wired Rooster, a coffee shop in a renovated storefront in downtown Caledonia, Minnesota, is a nod both to the town's past and its future. Meet founder-owners Amanda (Wray) Ninneman, who is native to Caledonia, and her husband, the artist Jeremiah Ninneman.
I'm excited to share this essay-in-dialogue, published by one of my favorite mothering journals. Keep an eye out for the next chapter, featuring the fixations of a pre-teen (namely: the budding body, kissing and other signs of affections, and boys who say stupid things).
I love, love, love the Highlandville dances, a super-cool community treasure in my rural neighborhood. If you haven't been, do drive out and see one for yourself. I guarantee you'll find nothing like it this side of the 20th century.