I am very grateful for many things; I say 3 thank you’s most nights. Why? Well, this reminds me of how lucky I am to have the spouse I have, the kid I have, the Golden dog I have, the house we just bought.
When Erica is not working as a Librarian at Mayo Clinic, she is consumed by creative projects. She has poured her heart into making thousands of masks during the pandemic, and now is more focused on making polymer clay jewelry.
When not mom-ing or wife-ing, Heather is a passionate high school educator, teaching about literature, communications, and composition.
While none of us are thinking about September yet, July is actually the month to grab those school supplies deals for the whole school year!
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There are so many great concerts and performances that you can find outside in Rochester MN this summer!
My child asked me about refugees. I looked to the library for help sharing with her what it means to be a refugee, and here are the best resources I found.
But she had been a woman all along. I just didn’t realize it. She was still living as “he.” The human I married, I learned after five and a half years of marriage, is transgender (male to female). 
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.
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.

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