Tricia Knutson

Tricia was born and raised in Stewartville. After spending her college years, and then some, in Wisconsin, she moved back to God's country in 2011 to marry her hubby Tony and begin their family. She stays very busy with her two boys, Charlie (2013) and William (2015), and daughter, Lucy (2018). Tricia is a mom on the go. You can usually find her with a babe strapped to her back or a stroller in tow in search of the next adventure. This family of 5 enjoys exploring the amazing state parks Minnesota has to offer, especially along the Northshore. When Tricia is kid free, she enjoys crocheting, reading and perfecting her bread baking. After 5 wonderful years in the classroom, Tricia took her teaching hat off to stay at home with her kiddos and run an in-home daycare. Even though Tricia keeps her family hopping, she makes sure they take the time to thank God for their blessings every day.
Carley State Park

Field Trip Friday: Carley State Park

Southeastern Minnesota is FULL of beautiful state parks and hiking trails. When my family wants to hit a local state park, we love taking a trip to Carley State Park near Plainview, MN.

Field Trip Friday: Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

You know you've found a gem of a place when you buy a membership to a children's museum that's about 1.5 hours from home.

Field Trip Friday: Austin, MN

My family loves to hop in the car and go on an adventure. After commuting to Austin, MN for the past 5 years, we developed some favorite adventure spots.

9 (no food) Date Ideas In the Rochester MN Area

My husband and I don't go on many dates. However, when we do, we try to find unique activities that aren't the typical "dinner and a movie".

The BEST Games for Kids Under 7!

Here are my favorite games for kids 5 and under. While kids older than 5 can enjoy these games, they really speak to pre-primary school skills!

Your One Stop Shop for “Lazy” Meal Planning!

What I started doing instead was having 5 theme/ideas for weeknight meals. With this type of meal planning, we can be as creative or as simple as we want!

10 Businesses with Thanksgiving Take-Out in Rochester MN

People's Food Co-op Check out the PFC for a full Thanksgiving dinner or to order sides and/or desserts to go. Order online by Monday, November 23 at 10am. Forager Brewery  Forager is offering Thanksgiving meals for 4, 8...

Modern Homesteading: How to Make Sourdough Bread

Before I began my sourdough journey, I thought it was a crazy complex way to make bread. However, in all reality, it is the absolute simplest concept ever.
halloween books and pumpkins

Trick or Treat and READ- Halloween Books Tradition

On October 1, the kids came downstairs to find our table FULL of Halloween books! Our mantle had pumpkins and a spooky banner hung!
kneading dough

Slowing Down: Growing and Learning at Home

Slowing down really forced me to look within more than usual. Through this process, there are several things I've learned about myself