10 Things That Are Harder When You’re Tired

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1. Smiling. I have a serious resting face. Do you know what that is? It’s hard to overcome sans sleep. 2. Making good life choices. Like going to the gym instead of eating chocolate. 3. Saying, “yes.” I’m a firm believer in skipping “nos” and “not nows” whenever I can, but sometimes I’m so very […]

The Magic of the State Fair

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When I squint my eyes and try to picture the 20-ish versions of Jason and I at the State Fair, I see laced fingers and too-dressy jeans. Shared root beer (one straw) and a late night under the stars — live music and sparkly fireworks and thick summer air in our background. I was a new Minnesotan then, […]

Backpacks for Everyone

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My heart is still reeling with my puggle, Louie’s, sudden sickness. But I’m a firm believer that the best way to lift ourselves up, is to lift someone else. This is my chance to do exactly that, and it’s yours, too. Join me? As a former teacher, my heart skips a (literal) beat at the […]

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