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Chelsea Fristoe

I'm a former roller derby girl living in the heart of Lansing. I live with my wife and our abundant fur babies. We are currently on a journey to become moms!

Best Brunch Spots In + Around Lansing

Brunch, the social pastime meal that combines breakfast and lunch (and usually mimosas) has gained enormous popularity over the past decade, becoming an Instagram staple and stronghold of western culture. The word brunch first...

Five Ways to Prioritize Family Mental Health

When the pandemic forced us to halt our lives, be apart from our loved ones, and abandon our routines in order to keep each other safe, mental health became a more widely-discussed topic than...

How to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

Bringing home a new baby can be one of life's most exciting and momentous occasions. There are so many things to prepare for ahead of time, from planning a nursery to washing all those...

Tips for Supporting Someone Struggling with Infertility During the Holidays

For anyone struggling with infertility, the holidays can be an especially difficult time of year. They are a continual reminder of the missing pieces, the things you don't get to experience with the baby...

Planning a Family Camping Trip to Nordhouse Dunes

If you think you know Michigan and you haven’t been to Nordhouse Dunes, you don't know Michigan. As a fairly avid camper and Michigan enthusiast, I thought my first trip to Nordhouse would be...

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

Earth Day takes place on April 22 each year, marking the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement. It's a great time to talk with your kids about the importance of caring for...

Dear Sister: An Open Letter to a Single Mom

Dear Single Mom and Sister, I will never forget the moment you called me to tell me you were pregnant. There was both terror and excitement in your voice. You knew in that moment that...

The Thick of IUI

“Maybe we should just take a test,” my wife said to me on the eleventh day after our last IUI. It was three days early, but we just couldn’t wait any longer because when...

Ways to Give Back This Quarantined Holiday Season

Growing up, my family, like many other families, found ways to give back every holiday season. Sometimes this looked like adopting a child and fulfilling their wish list or donating to charity. Sometimes it...

Five Things I Wish We Had Known About Choosing a Donor

Prospective parents may need a sperm donor for many reasons: same sex couples, male infertility, or single women looking to have a baby. My wife and I began the search for our own donor...