Welcome to Wonder Woman Has Dishes in Her Sink, Too!
I am Tess Fjeldheim (pronounced Fheld-Hime).
I live on a farm/ranch in northern South Dakota with my husband and 3 kids. Mark, my husband was born and raised here. Myself, on the other hand, I was raised in the city. I grew up just outside of Denver, Colorado in a farming town. Meaning there was farming around Brighton but it was definitely a city. Multiple grocery stores, a Walmart and a K-Mart (before they all closed), and 4 elementary schools qualify as a city in my mind.
My dad’s midlife crisis was buying a hunting and fishing lodge in South Dakota. I had just graduated high school and had plans to go to college but hadn’t enrolled in anything and wasn’t quite mature enough to commit to college either. I was, however, ready for an adventure!
So in 2002 when my dad asked me about going to South Dakota with him I jumped at the opportunity! I was thrilled at doing something different, new, and exciting.
Over the years I married, divorced, worked a lot of different jobs, remarried to the love of my life and we now have 3 kids. Willa, age 5, Coralie, age 4, and Colvin, age 1 1/2.
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in the darkness for the light that is you.” – L.R. Knost
The reason I started this blog is that I’ve enjoyed writing my weekly emails, Redefining Wonder Woman, but felt like I was only scratching the surface of the message I wanted to share. I wanted my emails to stay short and sweet, I even promised my readers it would stay short and sweet, so I developed this blog.
I’ve named it Wonder Woman Has Dishes in Her Sink, Too because I am passionate about supporting women, especially moms, but I want to dispell the ideology that we have to be perfect. That we can’t ever have a bad day, or if we do, we certainly don’t talk about it. Now, I’m not talking about airing my dirty laundry, but in a way, I am. I despise laundry, it is my nemesis, but I will talk about real-life situations. I don’t sugar coat things either. When I screw up, I admit it. When my kid is being a little hellion, I am for sure going to tell you about it, but I am also going to share the good. When things go right, when we have an awesome day as a family, and all of my tips in between.
My goal is to help others understand how to navigate our chaotic, challenging, wonderful, lovely lives by teaching self-care, independent thinking, and personal organizational skills. This is geared toward people who are caregivers, but tend to neglect themselves in their caring.