Helen Ransom

Helen and her husband are Kansas City transplants who thought they'd be heading back to New England but instead, fell in love with KC. She has identical triplet boys - Jackson, Ty, and Chase - who have somehow managed to survive life long enough to make it to third grade, and Lily who is now heading into kindergarten, and learned from a young age to duck when things fly through the room. Helen also has a newborn and baby photography studio in Waldo, Faces You Love Photography. You can read about current antics in Helen's home at her blog Three Times the Giggles.

Let’s Talk Laundry

Talking about laundry doesn’t usually get me very excited… in fact, I’d rather talk about most anything else. Can I confess something? Lately I’ve kinda been wishing people would bring up laundry in everyday...

Finding and Chasing Your Joy

I’m a big believer in moms having something that brings them joy outside of the everyday of parenting. A way to remember you are a well-rounded woman, who has passions and skills, and you’re...

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The...

When Mom Life Feels Lonely

When you’re a mom, especially to littles, you’re never really alone. Even bathroom breaks aren’t solo experiences, and if you think for a moment that it is, the silence is interrupted by a tiny...

In Support of Simple Birthday Parties

Have you ever thought back to your childhood and realized so many of your favorite, most vivid memories are brimming with simplicity? Life now can feel anything but simple, yet we often find ourselves...
home maintenance

Don’t Let Your House Go to Crap

Ten years ago, this summer, my husband and I bought our first house. Two months after we moved in, our triplets were born and ever since that day life has been a whirlwind. No,...

I’m Flipping Tired of Bottle Flipping

The sound of half-filled water bottles crashing to the floor or table, followed by the occasional “YEAH!” is driving me to the brink. Every night, I walk through the house and find half-filled bottles...
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The Time I Had My Sons Sign a Contract

My children can be stubborn, opinionated, I-must-be-right-all-the-time little people… kind of like their mother. Last winter I noticed something though; my older three (triplet boys, age 8 at the time) thrived on being bossed around...

To the Parents in the Stands

To the Parents In the Stands, I hear you. I hear many of you cheering your kid and his or her teammates on. I hear you being nothing but encouraging, and it warms my heart to...
Identical Triplets - It Could Happen to You!

Identical Triplets – It Could Happen to You!

My bladder was oh-so-full, and I'd now been forced to sit in a waiting room a solid 10 minutes past my scheduled ultrasound time. Don't these people know how hard it is to hold...
Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

Quick Tips for Road Trips with Kids

I’ll be honest - the main reason my family road trips everywhere is because buying airfare for six and then getting a rental car is stinking expensive! I absolutely would rather (most times) jet off...

When You’re Not Part of a Village

Village (and tribe) posts seem to be all the rage right now on social media. Have you noticed that? Clever memes, heartfelt blog posts, post from media outlets, and friends sharing stories and photos...

Why We Won’t Be Making a Summer Bucket List This Year

Each May for the last three years, my family has sat down and written out a Summer Bucket List. We’ve always had a great time coming up with an assortment of things we want...

Bloom Where You Are Planted

As I often tell my offspring, life isn’t always fair, and it often doesn’t go the way we want/expect it to go. To my kids, an unfair life looks like a lack of suitable snacks...
I'm Sorry, Roots ... Kansas City Has Stolen My Heart

I’m Sorry, Roots… Kansas City Has Stolen My Heart

Dear roots, We need to talk. I have nothing but fond memories of our time together. You are where I was raised, after all! My childhood memories are rooted in your short summers, your endless winters,...
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