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Teaching Kindness at Home

{We are thrilled to have partnered with Kinderberry Hill for this post – their Education Coordinator, a mom herself, has some timely tips for encouraging kindness over the holiday season.}   As this special time of year, our thoughts turn towards helping others. One of the most important gifts we can give to our children is to teach them […]

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I Need Them

Last night my husband peeked his head into our bedroom door, where I have been hiding out for days, desperately trying to finish a project that’s deadline was looming. Life up to that point had been chaotic and rushed. Filled with deadlines, drop offs, weekend shoots, days editing, helping with homework, making lunches and dinner, […]

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Gift Beautiful Hair for the Holidays

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are 100% my own.} The season of gifting is upon us, which means you need to start planning who gets what this year. Gift cards are the easy go-to, but you can easily create something more personal and practical that shows a bit of thought without much […]

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Black Friday: Love It or Hate It?

Black Friday used to be a somewhat popular shopping day where people would get up early to shop with family. Early, as in 5am. Now, Black Friday has become something that seems somewhat out of control. Because Black Friday seems to come earlier and earlier each year, the controversy surrounding it and how far stores […]

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7 Ready-To-Go Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. GULP! My parents usually host, but they’re in the midst of a remodel–new kitchen, dining room, and living room. Essentially every necessary Thanksgiving area is under construction. My parents, my oldest sister, and I all live within 3-5 miles of each other. Normally, this kind of thing would fall next to […]

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5 Reasons Post-Baby Exercise is Super Hardcore

As I triumphantly rolled my four-month-old under the balloon-arch finish line of her first 5K on this side of the womb, a grinning volunteer yelled, “You’re the first stroller!” I smugly reveled in my hardcoreness for about two seconds before reminding myself that sweeping the stroller division isn’t that hard when you jog a casual, […]

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Purchase Simek’s Meatballs and Feed a Child

Disclosure: {We’ve partnered with Simek’s to get you all the details on their partnership with Feed My Starving Children over the holiday season. We’re thrilled to help support such a fantastic organization, serving those in need.} I really want to be one of those people that meal plans, makes from-scratch meals every night and has […]

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Bachman’s Annual Holiday Play: “Santa’s Magical Music”

{Disclosure: Twin Cities Moms Blog has partnered with Bachman’s to get you all the details on their annual holiday experience with Santa. We are thrilled to help spread the word about such a fantastic holiday tradition!} You know those magical holiday memories from your childhood? The kind you want to cultivate with your kids? We […]

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I Gave Birth to a Monkey

I gave birth to a monkey. Probably the strangest looking monkey you’ve ever seen. Instead of furry, it was completely bald. Instead of ears sticking straight out, they laid flat against its head. Instead of a red butt, it’s butt was light pink. And the weirdest part of all–no tail, but that doesn’t slow it down! […]

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