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Excuses, Embarrassment, and the Weights We Carry

It was a passing comment, but it weighed a lot. “I wish she wasn’t using a pacifier. She wouldn’t be using one… I mean, I didn’t want her using one, but… well, we ended up needing to.” Almost apologetic, my friend prefaced putting the pacifier in her child’s mouth, giving us the full disclaimer to […]

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Twin Cities Pediatric Resource Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2017 Twin Cities Pediatric Resource Guide

Parenting is a privilege and a joy. It can also leave you with so many questions, especially regarding care for your children and it can become overwhelming when you begin to research all of your options. University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital understands how that can feel and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. We would [...]
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Why I Needed a Parenting Coach

I’ve always known that parenting was going to be hard. Seasoned parents are often quick to point out this reality with new parents. But I figured that if I read enough parenting books, applied the tips of others and tried hard enough, the rest would fall into place. It turns out that these parenting skills […]

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#HomeschoolLife

I was homeschooled during those dreaded middle school years. I heard they were rough. I got to completely bypass them as I was homeschooled for three years during that whole timeframe of my life. I played sports at the local middle school and I remember one day, the popular girls came up to me and […]

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Why “Good Enough” Is My Motherhood Mantra

As every mom knows, the pressures of motherhood are endless. You’re surrounded by opinions on how to do everything right. Internet forums, bestselling books and seemingly everyone you talk to all have strong (yet conflicting) voices about what’s best. The result: Everything you do seems wrong. Plus, every decision you make — and every mistake […]

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Family Trips: Adventure Ahead

Adventure is an understatement when it comes to family trips. Whether you are driving cross-country, flying to your destination, or arriving by any other method, bringing a family along is ALWAYS unpredictable. I am no expert on family trips, but I do have an honorary degree in changed plans and missed expectations. This I know […]

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Ordway Family Series | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Experience the Ordway’s New Family Series

Our partners at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts are here to tell you about their NEW Family Series! Check out each of the three different shows, plus find a special discount code for you and your family to enjoy when purchasing your tickets! Encourage your kids’ imagination and foster their creative exploration through […]

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Motherhood: A Thankless Job… Until Now

Do you ever long for someone in your household to recognize something you’ve done – anything – and say thank you for it? It doesn’t feel too promising that this will happen anytime soon if we have little ones at home, and sometimes what we do is not always evident to our partners either.  I […]

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Why Measles Is A Big Deal | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Why the Recent Measles Outbreak is a Big Deal

Our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health are here to share facts about the recent measles outbreak and what it means for our community. Jennifer Heath, RN, MPH, DNP (and a mom herself!) gives us insight on the level of impact this illness has had on Minnesota. One morning in mid-April, I went through […]

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