Moms Doing Awesome Things on The Internet

I saw this article in the Star Tribune the other day and I just thought, “Moms are awesome!” We do all these regular mom things every day PLUS we are killing it online. Check out these two examples that are guaranteed to make you say, “That is SO me.”

The Wild Morning 
This is a soon-to-be book and cool Instagram account that chronicles morning routines for moms in my neck of the woods. I mean these women are much more photogenic than I am, but basically we all tackle the same stuff while we’re trying to get caffeinated and make sure our humans are properly cleaned.

Cat & Nat: For Moms Like Us
The #momtruths on this YouTube channel will likely result in you peeing your pants (note: the chances are higher among moms of multiple children). Check out their website, I promise you’ll want to be friends with these two.

People You Should Know: Shameless Plugs for Good Humans

To say my week has been stressful is an understatement. Work has been a bear cat, germs are taking over my house and every single person I’ve tried to get in touch with in the last three months schedule meetings with me for this week. Perfect. It’s finally Friday and even though I’m wiped, I’m in better shape thanks to a few good humans. In return, this is my shout out to them and their businesses, which you should definitely check out.

  • My friend Jose is so creative. He went out of his way this week to have coffee with me, take me to his networking group and to listen to my pitch for a product idea. He’s an awesome designer and has his hands in every single kind of project you can image. Here’s his website as well as one of the games he created.

  • OZ Lifting Products LLC is an awesome company to be associated with. I often work on their manuals for them and was able to take a tour of their facility this week, courtesy of my friend Greg Lucas. Let me tell you, if you’re in the market for industrial products, these are your guys. They are true believers in quality.
  • My friend Katy is the ultimate #ladyboss. She runs her own insurance agency while also managing to be friends with me, hot-mess-express Sara. She’s who we should all aspire to be in the business world. See what American Family Insurance services she provides here.

Confessions of a White Girl: I Have a Beyoncé Problem

This is my coffee mug. I’m drinking out of it right now, posted up…flawless.

I’ve always loved the Queen Bey. I mean, Destiny’s Child? Pshhh. Best girl group ever. Totally hooked. Drunk in love, if you will.

Then came some bomb ass albums in the last 10 years. Artists don’t make albums anymore. Bey does. And she makes visual albums. I haven’t watched a music video since MTV Spring Break was a thing. But I watch these. If you haven’t, do it.

Do I have a girl crush? Definitely. Has it evolved into a bit of a problem? Meh. Decide for yourself.

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Two pieces of evidence to consider:

First, when Caroline was in utero, I called her “Baby Beyoncé.” She was a very active baby, so I told people she was dancing in there. In my defense, Beyoncé had just done the Superbowl halftime show, so she was still on the brain.

Second, last night I had a dream that I was at some kind of sip and paint, creative canvas, girls drinking wine and pretending to make art place. For whatever reason, we were all contributing to a group canvas and we were supposed to add things that were “inspirational to women.” When it was my turn, I just took my paintbrush and wrote:

#beckywiththegoodhair

Why in the world my subconscious thinks that Jay-Z’s side piece is inspirational to women is beyond me. Also, I’m hash-tagging in my dreams. I may need a break from my phone for a while.

Until someone tells me that my Beyoncé problem has negatively impacted their life in the following ways, I’m riding the wave. Keep the jams (and the dreams) coming. And Jay-Z, I’m watching you, bro.