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Katie Fendt

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

Tips to Make Back To School Easier

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...

How to be an Active Listener to Understand Others

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...

What to Say to Someone Struggling with Mental Illness

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...

Library Services in and around Lansing

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...

DIY To-Go Kits In and Around Lansing

Looking for a fun night with the family? Why not order a DIY To-Go Kit online, pick it up at your local shop, or mail the kit to craft at home! Kits can be...

How to Make a Fairy Door

Looking for a fun craft for the fairy lover in your life? Check out our tutorial below on How to Make A Fairy Door. It is an easy DIY project that you and your...

Fairy Forest of Grass Lake Village

The Fairy Forest of Grass Lake Village is a place for families to experience magic! The owners want you to know that it is a place for everyone, the fairies included. Visitors come from...

Understanding Emotional Regulation in Kids

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

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

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...