Tricia Knutson

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.
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Daydreaming: My Perfect Day!

On my perfect day, I would wake up to freshly brewed coffee and a long hot shower with PLENTY of time to get myself ready.

My Dad, My Best Friend

Every major decision has been done after talking with my dad. I value his opinion so highly. Why? Because he always has my best interest at heart.

My Mom-Caregiver Extraordinaire!

My mom is not just MY caregiver, she is EVERYONE'S caregiver. She serves people with her whole heart, and she does it joyfully. 

St. Patty’s Day-The Fun and Easy Way!

I LOVE doing activities with my kids. However, I love it even more if the activities are low prep and minimal cleanup.

Thinking for Themselves in a World of “Right Answers”

Has it always been this way? Have we always relied on others for our sources of information and self-worth instead of doing the work ourselves? 
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Growing into Motherhood One Feeding at a Time

However, my coworkers were very unsupportive. They would call/text/rattle the door handle every time I would pump, thinking they were being funny.

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.
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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.

Just 5 Minutes, Please-Mommy is Being Intentional!

Since adding a third little blessing into our lives, I've struggled to give myself those 5 minutes before the chaos of the day begins.
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For the First Time Ever- I’m JUST a Mom…

If I'm not a teacher anymore, what am I? Am I JUST a mom? It embarrasses me to realize I had these underlying thoughts about stay at home moms.