Recent content from Erica Pearson
A retired IT consultant from Chaska will join six other women to celebrate suffragists and their movement.
Minnesota museums, nonprofits and stores are packaging up activity kits for home use. We tested some on real kids.
Cartoon characters, local nurses and pediatricians help parents get their kids to wear the face coverings.
The Raptor Center offers "Raptor Zoomies" with a bird of prey.
More Minnesotans are venturing out, but still avoiding public restrooms. Is the worry warranted?
Parenting coach Meghan Leahy offers tips on how to help kids coming out of quarantine and other COVID-19 struggles.
Lakes, pools and splash pads offer a way to beat the heat. But safety precautions vary widely.
Many pools, water parks and beaches have been closed because of the pandemic, but a growing number have recently reopened or are scheduled to do…
Many camp organizers and parents are still gauging the safety of this mainstay of Minnesota summers.
With trips canceled and some playgrounds, beaches and splash pads closed, Minnesotans aren't going far in pursuit of summer fun.
Trudine “Trudy” Stringer was “the epitome of a neighborhood mom” who welcomed everyone into her north Minneapolis home and would make sure they didn’t leave…
Cathy Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments.
Technology and distance failed to dampen the enthusiasm or dry the happy tears.
Twin Cities group supports women and girls through mother loss with "healing, joy and gratitude."
We may be snacking more, but home cooking can keep our scales steady.
There are plenty of workouts that don't require equipment at all, but for those who love to lift weights, higher rep sets using household items can provide a great workout.
NONFICTION: A New York journalist documents a year in the life of a homeless mother and the system that failed her.
The shutdowns for the coronavirus pandemic have made the skies clearer, but many of us have ditched eco-friendly practices at home.
She wants people to relearn how to appreciate leisure and rethink relationship with work.
Many folks are going without makeup and other grooming products or breaking out the hair clippers and drugstore hair dye.
You can only watch so much Netflix.Taking up a new craft (or two) is fun and offers proven benefits.
Using support systems and humor, Minnesota parents are finding ways to tackle two full-time jobs at once.
Michael Osterholm is a frequent flier, often racking up more than 200,000 miles a year. But as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases climbs, the…
Many of us have come to learn about our sleep rhythms and make small, doable changes that improved the quality and quantity of our rest.
Downsizing is still happening, but later, studies suggest.
Power naps — whether at your desk or in a fancy pod — are just one of the most popular sleep hacks that local experts suggest.
Making a few simple changes in your routine can have a profound effect on how you sleep.
You can use information from your sleep diary to help pinpoint adjustments to try in the weeks ahead.
Better mood, sharper thinking, improved cardiovascular health: Turns out, getting more sleep can have a profound impact on your quality of life.
Our 30-day Sleep Challenge begins with understanding that sleep is essential to our health.
Furniture and home goods subscription services aim to give millennials flexibility and sustainability.
She took all five kids and her husband on study-abroad adventures while she worked as an adviser to the Student Project for Amity Among Nations program.
An online movement to embrace gray hair is helping inspire many women to ditch the hair dye.
Matriarch Digital Media's stable of shows aim to offer a place women can go to be "understood, encouraged and uplifted."
NONFICTION: Journalist Ada Calhoun plumbs the question of what's keeping women up at night.
There’s often a strawberry in the striking floral designs that Sarah Agaton Howes creates. For the Anishinaabe entrepreneur, teacher and community organizer, the little red…
A seventh-grade boy's love of crochet has helped him focus, brought him a viral following and changed his family's life.
Our panel of kid critics, ages 3 to 9, quickly warmed to Elsa and Anna's return.
After suffering a miscarriage at 19 weeks, Kao Kalia Yang wrote a post on Facebook. It was a message addressed to her lost baby, and…
The app doesn't make new friends for you. You still have to put yourself out there.
New exhibit at the Minnesota History Center aims to foster a collective conversation about sexual violence.
Nearly eight decades after she appeared in New York vaudeville shows as a tiny tap dancer, Margaret Filipczak could still knock out a little routine…
Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins will be in town for live podcast.with Ch. 11's Jana Shortal and to participate in a race on rollerskis through downtown Minneapolis.
University of Minnesota researcher is studying how working out can help prevent postpartum depression for those most at risk.
NONFICTION: What compels a modern woman to join ISIS? This collection of interviews gives a clue.
Twin Cities women — and men — are learning to identify and hopefully fight impostor syndrome.
Hamline professor uncovers the story of young women who were incarcerated for being pregnant.
Stay-at-home Twin Cities area fathers are banding together to build awareness, gain acceptance and have a little fun.
The meetup, organized by a 14-year-old, is all about making, buying, selling and trading the gooey DIY toy.
On-campus reuse stores help students outfit their dorms and make colleges more sustainable.
Fall brings vibrant foliage and thousands of migrating birds to a refuge in Trempealeau, Wis.
Bitty Kitty Brigade volunteers care for neonatal cats too small and vulnerable for traditional shelters.
In January, the Enloes began driving the country, selling pizza at fairs and livestock shows. Now they're home.
The 92-year-old was an art lover who amassed an outsized collection of religious works that now fill the walls of her church.
The shop on University Avenue in St. Paul has supplied tinkerers, inventors and artists for more than half a century.
These local women are building community and getting comfortable in the driver's seat.
When you put a preschool and a senior living facility together, kids gain skills while older adults gain purpose.
Blowing underwater kisses, communing with sting rays and making magic happen is part of the job for a professional mermaid.
The Twin Cities has become a nexus for the body positivity movement, with plus-size pool parties, adventure camps and yoga classes.
Dr. Leslie Reed has created a dentistry practice, cultivated a specialty in turtle shell repair and built a training program at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.
To adults, the summer break seems ideal, but it can be unsettling for kids. Here's how to identify and deal with summer anxiety.
Decades after she retired from the foreign service, even after her 100th birthday had come and gone, Brynhild (Brynnie) Rowberg stayed up to date on…
Artsy, thrifty "visible mending" movement encourages folks to repair clothes by hand.
Women are working to build a supportive community as pastime regains popularity.
NONFICTION: Award-winning book exposes the myths of domestic violence through moving in-depth portraits.
A weekend-long event celebrating architecture and civic pride comes to Minneapolis May 18-19.
A Twin Cities dad is challenging families to pledge to ditch devices for national Screen-Free Week.
Connection is key to raising boys into good men, new book argues
Greeters will get a "front-of-the-line" pass during civic fest.
A Marie Kondo-inspired increase in donated goods has "thrifters" teaching others the resale ropes.
NONFICTION: A journalist explores the implications of hiring someone to help care for her kids so she can continue to work.
Apps and wearables track naps, sunlight exposure and much more. Some parents find the data reassuring, but pediatricians and privacy experts are raising concerns.
A new pop-up installation at MOA is Instagram-worthy, but it isn't exactly cheap.
A winter storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for much of central, southern and western Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
FeMNist Day aims to boost economic empowerment for women and nonbinary folks.