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Baby Sign is for Everyone!

“Ice cream. More. Please,” my toddler sleepily communicates to me in baby sign at 6 am. She hasn’t been awake for long, but she knows exactly what she wants. In fact, I almost titled this post, “More Ice Cream! And Other Demands Made Possible By Baby Sign.” Although it’s early, my daughter’s tiny signing is adorable! The message comes […]

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Starting Our New Year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

This year our family New Year’s Resolution was to become more civic minded and focus on service in our community. Admittedly, two weeks later, we are off to a slow start. Fortunately, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an ideal opportunity to regroup, get inspired, and get started. Here is our plan for the day. […]

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A Call to Love

I was angry, more angry than I should have been. It had been a very long, frustrating winter day trapped inside with a teething toddler and a true-to-the-name threenager. There was a mountain of clean clothes taking over my bedroom. If I didn’t fold it, I don’t think we would’ve been able to walk in […]

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JULY

A Twin Cities Moms’ Guide to the Month of July 2016

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, especially in the summer months! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2016, we’ll be bringing you monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! This is month #7, again with no shortage of [...]
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Walking Alongside Moms Across the World

{Disclosure: City Moms Blog Network has partnered with Food for the Hungry to initiate change in communities around the world facing extreme poverty. In May 2016, Food for the Hungry sponsored an educational trip to Guatemala for three members of the City Moms Blog Team.} Guatemala. As we were flying in, my limited knowledge could [...]
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With An Open Heart – How to Talk About Disabilities

“Mommy, I hear train,” my two year old, Charlotte, signs to me with her micro-toddler fingers. My daughter doesn’t share my disability; but her little fingers know American Sign Language (ASL) and she already uses some of it at home. On some level, I know Charlotte understands that I’m different than her because she waves at me to get […]

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