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It’s Okay If You Don’t Like the Minnesota State Fair

I’ve met people over the years who approach me in whispered voice, “I’m sorry but I don’t like the Minnesota State Fair.” I’m a mom who loves food, the Minnesota State Fair and all things Minnesota. But I always respond to the Fair naysayers the same way, “It’s okay, you don’t have to like the […]

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Target’s Sensory-Friendly Clothing Line

As if Target’s own Cat & Jack line couldn’t get any better, they are releasing a limited selection of sensory-friendly pieces for children with special needs. The pieces are based on the already cute and stylish line, but add a tagless design and flat seams that will feel comfy against kids’ skin. This is known […]

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My Secret to Sanity at Target

Shopping with kids can seem daunting, and it often takes some mental preparation. While I am not forced to do it often because I do my big weekly hauls on the weekend alone or with just my oldest (thank you hubby), at least once a week I do a quick run for essentials such as […]

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2017 State Fair Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2017 Family Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

It's almost time for Minnesota's biggest event of the summer. From the Giant Slide to the animal barns to your favorite foods on a stick, there is truly something for everyone to love at the Minnesota State Fair! We have all you need to know about how you can make the most of your family [...]
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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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Five Realizations About Marriage After Single Parenting

After five happy years of single parenting, I married the love of my life and became a wife and parenting partner all at once. It’s been an amazing journey, but I’d be a fool to expect it to be easy. I love being married to my husband and my son loves having him as his […]

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Family Trips: Adventure Ahead

Adventure is an understatement when it comes to family trips. Whether you are driving cross-country, flying to your destination, or arriving by any other method, bringing a family along is ALWAYS unpredictable. I am no expert on family trips, but I do have an honorary degree in changed plans and missed expectations. This I know […]

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Ordway Family Series | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Experience the Ordway’s New Family Series

Our partners at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts are here to tell you about their NEW Family Series! Check out each of the three different shows, plus find a special discount code for you and your family to enjoy when purchasing your tickets! Encourage your kids’ imagination and foster their creative exploration through […]

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I Am a Helicopter Mom – Help Me Stop!

Labels.  We have labels everywhere.  I am ‘ok’ with labels, not too bothered by them.  I wear some very loudly and proudly.  Except the one that hovers over me, literally hovers, as I hover over my now four-year old. I am a helicopter mom.  I never planned to be a helicopter mom, but here I […]

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