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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To Tech or Not To Tech…Our Family’s Rules for Screen Time

I am not suggesting we completely eliminate screen time. But parents are still the best educators our kids have, especially during the early years.

Mom Hair Intervention…Who Can Relate?

While hair cuts and styles are not end of the world problems, whenever my emotions/hormones are high, I tend to make impulsive decisions.

Welcoming William-A Birth Story

William entered the world at 5:34am. There were no cries. There were no happy tears from the mom. The dad was unable to be in the OR.
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: My Life as a Working Mom

But then I stopped, reflected on the fact that today just wasn't a good day at work, and realized that for me, being a working mom makes me a better mom.
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Our Miscarriage-A Story of Loss and Love

I was crushed. My entire body was numb. She got up and left the room, and there I sat, all alone in my paper gown on the cold examination table.
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Stages of Mom-Hood: Oops-We Did It Again!

Each of these stages in mom-hood has it's own unique challenges. Do what you can to take care of yourself in the craziness of mom life. 
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My Mom Squad-A Journey of Beautiful Friendship

Honestly, I'm not sure how I would have survived those first few months without my mom squad. Sometimes, you need another mom to "tell you like it is".
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The Other Woman

There's another woman in our life. She's our daycare provider, and she loves our sons infinitely more than I could have dreamed.

Anxiety Is Not Who I Am

Anxiety is not who I am; it's something that I have. Taking care of me needs to be my top priority, so I can be there for my boys.
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What about Us? Reconnecting After Bedtime

Time spent intentionally reconnecting with your spouse each evening provides value and strength to your relationship. Here's how.