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To My Greyson, My Promise to You…

Dear Greyson, My sweet, sweet happy boy. Oh how I love you, and I want to keep life simple and pure for you forever. As I watch you begin life’s rites of passages… crawling, talking, walking, soon kindergarten and eventually adolescence, and all the peer pressure that surrounds it, I realize it’s a flawed life. […]

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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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