Author Archive | Shannon Clochie

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4 Pre-Parenting Stages

{Photo credit: Mortenson Photography} Parenting is a journey. But when does your journey really begin? We experience many important stages in life that bring us subtly closer to our future children. You may have experienced some of these stages in your own way too. And, I think we can all agree that our journey begins early on, […]

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Keeping It Real (On Mom Boosting)

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and you’re left feeling– How do you feel? My hope is that you felt appreciated, loved, thanked and pampered! But let’s be real, it wasn’t your birthday, it wasn’t Valentine’s Day or your anniversary… you know, the things you’ve probably celebrated more than this celebration of motherhood.  Why is this day […]

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{I Am} A Birth Story

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! My birth story starts with a unique perspective. Enjoy. Who […]

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10 Reasons Why Day Dates Are Better For Parents

“Let’s go on a date!” he said. “Ok!” she said. After finding a sitter and finally figuring out what they wanted to do, they were off. Off to feeling young and hip again. A nice dinner at 7 pm was perfect, but that wasn’t enough, they hadn’t been on a date like this for a […]

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It’s… P E R F E C T

Just as we all see color a little differently, we all see PERFECT differently. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get into any conversations about whether the dress was blue or white… it was perfect, let’s just leave it there. I am noticing an interesting trend though – society somewhat turning it’s back on a dictionary […]

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Favorite baby Items For The Soon-to-Be MoM {Mom of Multiples}

Photo Credit: Liz Siebenaler Photography Expecting Twins or more?! Well, first off… congratulations!! Secondly, have you thought about what you really need? It can be overwhelming to think about what you’ll need not for one, but two babies or more! Check out this list of favorite items that have been proven helpful necessities and loved […]

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Look Who’s Talking Now! The importance of Early Communication and Interaction.

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} When I found out I was pregnant I jumped for joy, shouted it from the rooftops, […]

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