Megan Toney

Megan is a former researcher in biophysical optics turned mom of four. She spends her time giving ridiculously long answers to questions like, "Why can a bird sit on an electrical wire and I can't?" Megan believes strongly in the power of being in nature, service to others and a good cup of coffee.
jets gymnastics, rochester mn gymnastics, roch mn, preschool gymnastics, team gymnastics

Learning Life Skills at J.E.T.S.!

Whatever level of interest and ability your child is currently, there is room to explore, grow and develop at J.E.T.S.
breastfeeding, breastfeeding twins, lactation consultant, nursing, nursing basics, nursing pillows, nursing positions, nursing twins, premature babies, premature twins, Pumping, supplement, support team, twin birth, twins

This Boob Next: Tips for Breastfeeding Twins

Breastfeeding twins is going to take a lot of your time! While people can bring you babies, most of the work is on you here. Self care will be important.
Kudo Banz review, kudo banz, positive affirmation, rewards, parenting, sticker chart

Encouraging Positive Behavior with Kudo Banz

Kudo Banz is a “sticker chart for your child’s arm.” All the positive messages are front and center for your child because it's worn on your child’s wrist!
craft mom, mom life, PTA, PTA meeting, too eager, volunteer

900 Popsicle Sticks Later: 5 Things Not to Say at the PTA Meeting

Nothing can make a grown woman sweat like trying to bust your way into the PTA. 10 years ago I attended my first PTA meeting.
books, children's author, children's books, family time, favorite books, favorites, learn to read, local authors, minnesota, Minnesota author, Minnesota children's author, Read, read to me, read to me dad, read to me mom, read to your child, read together

Read to Me: A Minnesota Author Roundup

No matter the age of your child (or YOUR inner child) there is a book for you! Here is a roundup of our family's favorite Minnesota authors.

When Your Day Feels More #cursed Than #blessed: How I Reset

I've realized the issue wasn’t my kids being kids, it was ME! And when I start to feel that feeling rising up in my chest its time to hit my reset button.
olmsted county fair, rochester mn fair, free fair, olmsted county fair, 4-H, rochester mn, roch mn fair, fair events, rochester fair events, rochester fair parking, fair parking, family events olmsted county fair

Rochester MN Guide to the Olmsted County Fair

No matter the age of your children or what your budget is, a day at the Olmsted County Free Fair can be a great one. Here is our guide to have the most fun!

Sticks and Stones: Building a Natural Playscape for Your Backyard

While a traditional swingset is fun, adding playscape elements will bring your child’s imagination to life and put them in touch with nature in a new way.

Hang On, This is Gonna Itch a Little: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Head Lice

Consider this a girlfriend's guide, if you will. As a mother of four, I give you everything I wish I knew before my kids got head lice.

Cultivating a Thankful Family

In our home visual reminders are very helpful at driving our family’s conversations and attitudes. Here is one way we help to cultivate a thankful family.