I’ve Been Toddler-ed

June 1, 2016By auroraInsights 1 Comment

  How quiet, is too quiet?  Once upon a time, on the three hour drive home from Wisconsin. My son was reading to himself in the backseat. Just he and I, and two farting dalmatians, on the long drive back to Minnesota. My son had a cup of water, crackers for a snack and a … Read More

Mama Bear Safety Check List

May 25, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Five Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Child Life is hard enough before you even start imagining the unimaginable. I used to love shows like Law and Order SVU and Criminal Minds, but once I had my son they freaked me out way too much to continue watching those shows. So here are some Mama Village … Read More

Age is an Honor

May 23, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Age, is more than a number.  I often hear women saying they are afraid or sad about an upcoming birthday and I want to change that perspective. I don’t know if I agree with the old adage; age is just a number. We can be 13, 30, 40, 50 or 100, and it is more … Read More

Life Without Your Mama

May 16, 2016By auroraInsights 1 Comment

  And leaving your own legacy.  There is this deep-rooted sadness when you lose your parents. I have spoken to so many others and the common thread is that no matter how old you are or they are, it is gut-wrenchingly terrible losing your parent. In my case I’ve lost my mama. Three years now, … Read More

Be There, You Are Beautiful

May 13, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Five things I want every woman to know 1 You are beautiful. Inside and out, top to bottom, no matter your size, shape or color. No matter the physical scars or emotional scars you carry. It doesn’t matter if your 13, 21, 30, 50, or 90, you are simply gorgeous. You were put on this … Read More

Play Date Etiquette

May 10, 2016By auroraInsights 2 Comments

  The five real life rules When I had my son and received my first play-date invitation, I nearly had a stroke. I didn’t know what to wear or bring. Was this like the movies where all the moms are super-ultra hot, wearing the latest fashion, with perfect hair and make-up? Was I about to … Read More

Pulled in All Directions

May 9, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  You can’t please everyone.  As I’ve said before my son was born ten weeks premature by emergency c-section. There is an interesting battle that ensued from this. The battle for my attention, but not how you think. I was in the hospital with advanced preeclampsia and extremely high blood pressure. Henry was in the … Read More

Being a Women

May 2, 2016By auroraInsights 4 Comments

  Let us commit to ending judgement and sharing kindness.    Judgement over women has been timeless…or should I say endless. What we eat, what we wear, how we do our hair…everything we do is judged. More often than not–negatively. We are targeted from weight shaming to slut shaming. We are called b!tches if we stand … Read More

Five Steps to Single Mama Sanity

April 29, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Sometimes I wonder if I am a Series of Unfortunate Events  So I am a single mom of a four year old boy, two Dalmatians and one standard-issue farm cat. This can be a very busy world for me, sometimes dare I say it, chaotic. Though I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it can … Read More

How do Normal People Spend Their Time?

April 27, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  No seriously…I don’t understand.    You may think I’m kidding, but I’m not. This was a legitimate question I had the other day. What is it normal people do with their time? I ask this because at this very season of my life I am a mama, author, blogger, speaker, designer, lover of two dogs … Read More