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Identity Crisis: On the 5th Anniversary of Becoming “Mom”

{Photo credit: Sarah Elizabeth Photography} In just a few days, we will celebrate my daughter’s fifth birthday while I will silently be celebrating the fifth anniversary of becoming “Mom.” This name has not just become a title, it has become my identity. I am a completely different person than I was five years ago. I look […]

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Strong Women Raise Strong Babies

{Photo Credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} “I do.” My baby sister got married last weekend. My new brother in-law works hard and loves big. He’s adventurous and determined. Growing up, he had strong role models in his mom, aunt, and grandmother. My sister, petite as she is, is a strong-willed, stubborn woman with grit to spare. Though, she […]

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The Gift of a Listening Ear

I dropped off my kids at Sunday School and wearily walked toward the auditorium for worship. I was at my wit’s end that day. My toddler still was not sleeping through the night and I was beyond exhausted and feeling desperate. I passed a dear friend in the hallway who stopped and kindly asked me how I slept the […]

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{NEW PARK HOP ANNOUNCEMENT!} Rich Valley in Inver Grove Heights

Blow bubbles with Twin Cities Moms Blog and Jesse Bergland – Northwestern Mutual at the Rich Valley Athletic Complex on Monday, June 27th, 2016 from 10am-12pm! Bubbles and cool treats will be provided! Bring a donation and get cold lemonade from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation! RSVP to get the latest details and don’t forget to invite your friends!     See […]

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Wine and Tantrum Pairings: Summer Break Edition

The graduation season is upon is–from preschool to college and everything in-between. The wonderful summer filled with family trips and lots of fun quality time together can commence. Right? Not in my house. Without school (even just ECFE and preschool), I know the increased time together will ultimately bring increased tantrums–in quantity and severity. My littlest […]

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