Katie Fendt

Katie Fendt
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Thirty-something mama concurring motherhood and marriage while creating a community that thrives on connection.

What to Say to Someone Struggling with Mental Illness

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Struggling with mental illness was one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things I have ever been through. It was lonely, emotional, and scary. There was a disconnect in relationships with family and friends. Some...

Amping Up the Power of Play by Organizing Toys

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How many times have you been in a hurry and stepped on that dreaded LEGO or Hot Wheel that was laying around? Toys add up: birthdays, holidays, and of course the prizes that are...

Understanding Emotional Regulation in Kids

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It was a normal afternoon—making dinner, tidying up the house, and getting ready for our family’s evening routine. Blocks filled the living room floor as the kids built, bringing their ideas to life. Once...

Books to Celebrate Holidays Around The World

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The holidays are here and we never pass up a good book to go with them! While Christmas books are abundant, we love reading with our kids about how different places and people celebrate....

6 Tips for Boosting Resilience During Times of Stress

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We are living in a time of high stress which can wreak havoc on all things: mental, emotional, physical, social, and emotional health. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulties and hardships. Though...

3 Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

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Fall is officially here! We love this time of year with all the fun activities we can do as a family. We like to spend most of our time outside, but for the times...

Tips to Make Back To School Easier

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Do you and your family struggle with transitions? The endless meltdowns with every change? The back-to-school season is upon us. Whether your kiddos are going back in person, virtual, or homeschool… the change is...

A New Mom’s Guide to Stroller Buying

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Finding the right stroller can be difficult. Whether you are walking around the town or running down the dirt road trail, your stroller is one the most-used baby items. To decide which stroller to...

How to be an Active Listener to Understand Others

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According to Julian Treasure, a leading expert on sound and communication, “listening is our access to understanding.” Without actively listening to someone we can never understand where they are coming from. Treasure uses a...

Library Services in and around Lansing

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In light of the global pandemic, your trip to the library may have changed. Many libraries in and around the area have community outreach services that are available including but not limited to make...