Amy Beseth
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Summer is finally here! With the sun shining and my three boys eager for outdoor excitement, my family is gearing up for our new favorite activity — geocaching! While we love to visit waterparks and day camps in summer, I’m a mama who’s determined to maintain the family budget while also keeping the inevitable “I’m bored” groans at bay.And let me tell you, I hit the jackpot with the worldwide treasure hunt that is geocaching.If you aren’t familiar with the craze that took over in... more
How to enjoy winter
This is the sixth year I’ve been a mother in the dead of winter — and the first year that I am not going to let it ruin me.As I reflect on my childhood, I don’t remember disliking winter, but rather enjoying each season as it came and went. Experiences and traditions, the warmth of the indoors, cookies baking, hearty, filling breakfasts... more
Mother’s intuition vs. anxiety
As a childbirth educator and doula, I hear the term ‘mother’s intuition’ a lot.Experienced mothers attempt to reassure moms-to-be or new moms with, “Don’t worry: You’ll just know. It’s just a mother’s intuition.” I’ve been guilty of using this form of advice myself, knowing quite well that when I get this little nugget of... more