Kaila became a Duluthian four years ago after moving north from Minneapolis with her husband, Dan and son Haydn (5) to pursue adventure, a lifestyle change, and a new career for her spouse. The past few years have bought just that with the addition of two more to the family; Ada (3) and Ella (15 mon.). Kaila balances the demands of motherhood with working outside the home in commercial real estate. In her freetime she enjoys a good vintage furniture find, her coffee strong, and baking from scratch.

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

It's often those big life shake ups that mold us into becoming a new person and give us a better definition of how we want life to unfold.  They let us become hyper focused for a period...

Mom Knows Best

A two parent family should be just that.  Two parents.  And I'm going to confess that sometimes I don't allow my husband to really be himself as a parent. If I'm planning to be...

When All is Not Calm and Bright: Giving The Gift of Holiday Help

Silent Night used to be one of my favorite Christmas carols.  Now that I have parented through three first Christmases, those tender lyrics sting a bit.  Nothing has ever been calm and bright for...

A Working Mom’s Weekend Curse

It’s hard. You’re tired, and your to-do list keeps growing, laundry needs folding, mouths need feeding, and those work emails keep pinging. When it feels like the weekend is miles away and the drive...