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The Team Approach to Parenting

Any preconceived notions I had about motherhood went out the door the night we brought my first daughter home from the hospital. Despite my ideals of being the “do it all Mom,” I quickly learned the limitations of sleep deprivation. I had romanticized the idea of my husband and I being up in the night […]

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By the Light of the Baby Monitor Moon

Since his birth, I have curled up with him in our rocking chair. Hours – too numerous to count – have been consumed coupled in wonder and frustration. His first smiles and giggles, the frequent protests in refusal to sleep. Together we watched each other cry, a silent exchange of understood perception. We experienced a […]

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The Lies Motherhood Will Tell You

Real women get pregnant right away. That was the first lie. It made me feel flawed before I could even identify what I was thinking. A few months went by with my unwanted period arriving on time, a bloody announcement of what did not exist. I googled “average time to conceive” over and over, desperate […]

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Twin Cities Moms Blog Pregnancy and Postpartum Resource Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2017 Twin Cities Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with so much joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. Oakdale ObGyn understands that and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. There are endless questions to be answered: Where should I give birth? Who will help me? Once my baby [...]
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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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10 Things To Do If You Had A Traumatic Birth Experience

It began calmly in the middle of the night. My water broke on its own. Our drive to the hospital was blissfully free of contractions. But 37 hours later, I found myself in the operating room about to have a Cesarean. A week after my son’s birth, I went to the emergency room with extensive […]

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How I Coped with My Child’s Unexpected Diagnosis

When my youngest son Ronin was born almost three years ago, we were thrilled to be adding a third boy to our crew!  Our 20-week ultrasound came back clear and healthy, and due to my age and previous typical pregnancies, the other tests were optional.  To my husband and me, the tests were just tests, […]

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4 Ways to Support Your Husband as a First-Time Dad

My first four months as a mom were beyond survival mode—more like complete panic. I was so focused on my baby that I couldn’t meet my own physical and emotional needs. My dear husband fell through the cracks of my emotional exhaustion. I couldn’t see through the fog of my own needs to recognize how […]

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Bloom 2017 Event Recap

One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We were so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to gather 250+ Twin Cities moms and moms-to-be a […]

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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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