Author Archive | Helen Ransom

Lets Talk Laundry

Let’s Talk Laundry

KCMB received compensation in exchange for this post; however, opinions are those of the writer.Talking about laundry doesn’t usually get me very excited… in fact, I’d rather talk about most anything else. Can I confess something? Lately I’ve kinda been wishing people would bring up laundry in everyday conversation.  Something’s wrong with me. Maybe this […]

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Love Letter to my Instant Pot

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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lonely mom life

When Mom Life Feels Lonely

When you’re a mom, especially to littles, you’re never really alone. Even bathroom breaks aren’t solo experiences, and if you think for a moment that it is, the silence is interrupted by a tiny hand pounding on the door. Despite this “never alone” kind of situation we find ourselves in, it’s still quite possible to […]

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Simple Birthday Parties

In Support of Simple Birthday Parties

Have you ever thought back to your childhood and realized so many of your favorite, most vivid memories are brimming with simplicity? Life now can feel anything but simple, yet we often find ourselves longing for it (or for our kids to experience it). One thing I have great memories of are my birthday parties. […]

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bottle-flipping

I’m Flipping Tired of Bottle Flipping

The sound of half-filled water bottles crashing to the floor or table, followed by the occasional “YEAH!” is driving me to the brink. Every night, I walk through the house and find half-filled bottles in the most random of places, and each night I empty them and put them back in the recycling bins… where […]

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family expectations agreement

The Time I Had My Sons Sign a Contract

My children can be stubborn, opinionated, I-must-be-right-all-the-time little people… kind of like their mother. Last winter I noticed something though; my older three (triplet boys, age 8 at the time) thrived on being bossed around in more official ways!  Sadly, me asking them to put their dirty laundry in the basket was not official enough. What […]

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to-the-parents-in-the-stands

To the Parents in the Stands

To the Parents In the Stands, I hear you. I hear many of you cheering your kid and his or her teammates on. I hear you being nothing but encouraging, and it warms my heart to see your child react to that! I hear you thanking your coach for all he or she is doing. […]

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Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

I’ll be honest – the main reason my family road trips everywhere is because buying airfare for six and then getting a rental car is stinking expensive! I absolutely would rather (most times) jet off to our vacation destinations, arriving more rested and have more time to spend there. That’s not realistic for us though, so […]

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When You're Not Part of a Village

When You’re Not Part of a Village

Village (and tribe) posts seem to be all the rage right now on social media. Have you noticed that? Clever memes, heartfelt blog posts, post from media outlets, and friends sharing stories and photos of their own “village” or “tribe” out for an evening, hanging out at a park together, sitting on someone’s back deck, […]

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Bloom Where You are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

As I often tell my offspring, life isn’t always fair, and it often doesn’t go the way we want/expect it to go. To my kids, an unfair life looks like a lack of suitable snacks in the house, one sibling getting perceived special treatment, me asking them to pick up their fire-hazard of a bedroom, […]

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