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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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Magnolia – An Inside Look

By now you have likely heard of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper” featuring my close personal friends Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you haven’t logged into Netflix lately and experienced this TV gold, let me give you the brief overview. Chip and Jojo are the most adorable couple that renovate old houses into drool-worthy homes. […]

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