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Financing My Future Game-Changer

Our partners at Minnesota College Savings Plan are here to help families set up financial plans for their kids’ educational futures. Plus, our sponsors are giving our readers a chance to win a $300 scholarship towards a new or existing Minnesota College Savings Plan Account! See the bottom of this post for more details! For […]

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Studying the Brain Isn’t Just for the Science Department

Our partners at Breck School are leading the way in helping parents understand how the brain works and why it’s beneficial to our children’s education. Daisy Pellant, Ph.D., shares with us how a basic understanding of the brain and how it works can help us aid our children’s learning and behavior. Prefrontal cortex. Amygdalae. Neuroplasticity. […]

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Confessions of a Library Nerd: 7 Hidden Library Gems

I am a self-proclaimed library nerd. I have my library card number memorized, I visit my library’s website and app at least once a week, and my queue of reserved books usually has at least 10 books on it. As a mom, I’m intimately familiar with the invaluable resources the library offers. Story times, DVDs, […]

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Why Music Matters

Raising a child sometimes feels like a Mount Everest of responsibility. Not only must your kid grow up to be a reasonably decent person, but he must also be a full-blown Renaissance man, accomplished in academics, sports and the arts — or so it seems. Life can quickly become cluttered with lessons, practices, games and […]

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It’s College Savings Month: How Are Minnesota Families Saving?

Our partners at Minnesota College Savings Plan are here to remind you that September is officially College Savings Month in the state of Minnesota! Learn more about the 529 plan and how you can set one up today for your child. Plus, our sponsors are giving our readers a chance to win a $300 scholarship […]

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My Kids Don’t All Attend the Same Elementary School

The twins are entering the realm of Kindergarten this year, but it won’t be at the same elementary school as our oldest, Davis. My husband and I had been looking forward to the day that all three kids would be in school together and imagining the interactions they would have when seeing each other in […]

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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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When Mom Goes Back to School: Lessons I’ve Learned

Do you know who hangs out at your local Starbucks at 5am on Saturday and Sunday mornings? Friendly retirees reading their papers, an overworked professional catching up on emails, a couple of nurses chatting after their night shift, and me…the working mom and student cramming a week’s worth of homework into a few precious early […]

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The Perks of Outdoor Play | Twin Cities Moms Blog

The Perks of Outdoor Play

Our partners at Kinderberry Hill are here to share the value of outdoor play. With their new outdoor classrooms, children are exploring nature, developing coordination, strength and self-confidence and building STEAM skills. Sara Reichstadt, Kinderberry Hill’s Education Coordinator and a mom herself, gives wonderful tips on you can foster outdoor learning in your own backyard! […]

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in ECFE

As my oldest is on the brink of kindergarten, I can’t help but reflect on these past five years of her early childhood education, while looking forward to the future years (although they could slow down a bit). One of the many reasons my husband and I decided to raise our family in Minnesota was the […]

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Sneak Peeks at Children's Learning Adventure | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Plan for Back to School with Children’s Learning Adventure

Our partners at Children’s Learning Adventure would love to share about their two upcoming Sneak Peek events with you! These two events, in both July and August, will give you and your family the chance to tour their incredible facility, inquire about their programs, and enjoy tons of free family fun! Get the details below. […]

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Mom Life is Easier in MSP

It’s been a year since we arrived at the MSP airport, carrying a cat, toddler, carseat, travel crib and as many suitcases as we could manage. We really miss our friends back in Brooklyn, NY – but let me tell you: parenting is a lot easier here in the Twin Cities. We knew before moving that […]

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Breastfeeding Tips for Success | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Breastfeeding Tips For Success

Our partners at Park Nicollet have some great tips to share about breastfeeding from one of their breastfeeding experts, Jill Lindquist. She shares some helpful advice on things to keep in mind as you navigate your breastfeeding journey as well as where to get additional resources if you need them. Congratulations on your decision to […]

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