Sarah VanderMeiden

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A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Sarah is a dyed-in-her-wool-socks Minnesotan whose life-long love of woods and water drew her to move to Duluth 23 years ago this November. An avid hiker, she loves to explore all locales on Lake Superior’s shore, snowshoe frozen North Shore rivers and go for walks in Duluth’s Lester Park. Working in Higher Education for over 20 years, Sarah’s greatest joy was to talk with students about how to navigate the challenges of college, what they wanted to do with their lives and how to make their dreams come true. After stepping out of this career to be a stay-at-home-mom, Sarah has returned to her passion of helping people achieve their personal and professional goals as a Board Certified Coach. To find out more about coaching and her background, visit sarahvandermeiden.com or find her on Facebook at Sarah VanderMeiden Coaching . Sarah’s family lives in the country and share their five acres with a small flock of laying hens, deer, wild turkey, way too many mice and 10,000 honeybees. Sarah has given up gardening and keeping her house clean to pursue her many interests including enjoying the lake, singing, photography and spending time with her family camping in their vintage travel trailer or tickling each other on the couch.

Here’s The Dirt on Gardening

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Have you ever seen the commercial from that big home improvement store, where the couple starts out with plain dirt and 30 seconds later their yard is bursting with technicolor blooms? If only gardening...

Living the Dream, Driving a Beater

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Oh, the excitement of buying a brand new car! The confidence of knowing no one else has used (or abused) it. The comfort of experiencing how CLEAN it is, and what is it about...

Get the Lead Out: Stay Safe At Home

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The bunk beds.  They are definitely old school, like you would see on The Brady Bunch. Brought into our household through marriage, my husband’s siblings reminisce about the wrestling matches and one unfortunate upset stomach...

Love at -36 Degrees: Surviving a Family Weekend on Ice

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All is quiet. Daddy and friend are fishing, Auntie is sleeping, and daughter is cuddling with dozing Grandma. The thermometer is hovering at -9 degrees during the typically warmest part of the day, but...

Stories, Lies, and a Swing Set That Flies

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Well, we made it through Christmas and my daughter STILL believes in Santa Claus. She’ll be 8 in a few months. How can this be? I never thought in a gazillion years she would still have...

Countdown to Christmas: 25 Ways to Stress Less This Season

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For the past several years, I have been very intentional about the amount of stress I allow into my life. In my opinion, life is just too short and precious to have a load...

Facebook Nice: Selling to Strangers on Marketplace

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People have a lot of opinions about Facebook. Whether you love it, hate it, or are somewhere in the middle, there is no denying that this social giant has worked its way into our...

Hello Again, Pain

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OUCH! Hey, WATCH IT! Oh. It’s you. It’s been awhile, how are you? You know what, never mind. I don’t care how you’ve been. Even though we were together for seven months seven years ago, I’ve got to...

Have a Great Time at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

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It’s time for the Great Minnesota Get-Together! The Minnesota State Fair starts Thursday and runs through Labor Day. I always get nostalgic around fair time because I grew up practically on it’s door step in...

How to Survive (and Even Enjoy) Your Class Reunion

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OK class, time for a pop quiz! You receive your class reunion invitation. What do you do? Ignore it  Groan and hit delete Shout “Woo-hoo!” and click “Register” Make a note to call your friends...