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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. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota understands how that can feel and we're so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. We would [...]
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The Summer We Quit Media

Four weeks ago, my kids quit TV and media. Or rather, they were forced to quit by my very sudden and rash proclamation, “THAT’ S ENOUGH! Until further notice, TV, iPad and any other source of media is prohibited!” I regretted that statement almost immediately. I have four children, one of whom is a newborn. […]

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Every Mom Blog Says the Same Thing

In my quick lunchtime perusal of the mom-blogosphere, I skimmed a post lifting up working moms and another saluting stay-at-home moms. There was an ode to breastfeeding and a defense of formula. A post promising summertime structure and one vowing to throw it out the window. And you know what? Despite the conflicting headlines, they all […]

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Make the Most of Your Backyard with Loose Parts!

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kinderberry Hill with this post – their Education Coordinator, a mom herself, is here to talk about loose parts and how they can spark your child’s imagination and creativity.} One of the best perks of summer is endless hours of outdoor play! I love to see children happily building, creating, […]

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Every Child is Different: Healthy Development from Birth to Three

{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.} Even before we see that plus sign on the pregnancy test, we compare. We compare our […]

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A Lice Party

Lice. Oh how that one word can make your head crawl and itch. A few weeks ago my sleepy, blonde-headed baby walked into the kitchen and stated. “My head is itchy.” Alarmed, my husband and I exchanged a cringe-worthy look. I’ll be honest. Initially, panic flooded us both. You see, years ago we lived in […]

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Why We Pick Upick

For many families, the summer months mean eating fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens. We are NOT that family. Even if I managed to evict the weeds surrounding our house and plant something, I would surely forget to water everything. And I shudder at the thought of all those fresh veggies becoming my inevitable charred [...]
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Wine and Tantrum Pairings: Summer Break Edition

The graduation season is upon is–from preschool to college and everything in-between. The wonderful summer filled with family trips and lots of fun quality time together can commence. Right? Not in my house. Without school (even just ECFE and preschool), I know the increased time together will ultimately bring increased tantrums–in quantity and severity. My littlest […]

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A Mom’s Perspective on the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival

{Disclosure: We’re thrilled to partner with our sponsors The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to tell you all about their annual event: Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, happening this weekend. This is an inside look at the event from a local mom. Read more about the event in a previous post here.} For the past […]

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