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How I Became a Mom: International Adoption

With Mother’s Day coming up, we’re taking this week to share stories from our own Twin Cities Moms Blog Contributors on how they became mothers. We all have unique stories, and some of our stories are still being written. We hope you enjoy reading about these moms’ experiences! Halloween 2011. I sat at my desk at work, making my […]

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How to Help a Struggling Reader

I had the privilege of sitting down with our local Children’s Librarian, Miss Margaret, to learn how libraries can help kids and families. I thought I was pretty library-savvy before, but I learned so much! Here are some things she shared that are helpful not only for those mamas with struggling or disinterested readers, but […]

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Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

{Disclosure: We have partnered with Seasons Family Chiropractic to talk to you about both the benefits of seeing a prenatal chiropractor during pregnancy and the benefits for infants and children seeing a pediatric chiropractor. Some of the top prenatal and pediatric chiropractic clinics in the metro can be found here.} 41 weeks and 3 days pregnant. As […]

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Caring for Your Future Self

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to caring for myself, I know I could do a lot better. Can you relate? I’ve heard the analogy that as a mom, you have to “put on your oxygen mask before helping others put on theirs.” However, when there are dirty diapers to change and hungry kids waiting […]

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Indoor Soccer Programs for Kids: What Made Me a Believer

{Disclosure: We have partnered together with Lil’ Kickers Twin Cities to bring you this sponsored review of their program. While this post is sponsored, the opinions expressed below are entirely our own. Lil’ Kickers Twin Cities is a year-round, child development program that helps children build physical, intellectual and emotional skills that apply both on and […]

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The Gift of a Listening Ear

I dropped off my kids at Sunday School and wearily walked toward the auditorium for worship. I was at my wit’s end that day. My toddler still was not sleeping through the night and I was beyond exhausted and feeling desperate. I passed a dear friend in the hallway who stopped and kindly asked me how I slept the […]

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