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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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I AM a Helicopter Mom

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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Motherhood: A Thankless Job… Until Now

Do you ever long for someone in your household to recognize something you’ve done – anything – and say thank you for it? It doesn’t feel too promising that this will happen anytime soon if we have little ones at home, and sometimes what we do is not always evident to our partners either.  I […]

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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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Nurture the Skin You’re In

{Photo credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} “Throwback Thursday” – ugh! It’s even worse as a hashtag: #TBT. Looking at old photos of myself is a blunt reminder that any ounce of style or grace I now have was hard-earned. Every old photo evidences past mistakes: barrel bangs, blonde streaks, flannel shorts, head-gear, awkward poses. Throughout my cringe-worthy judgment lapses, […]

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Surprising Gifts from Children | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Surprising Gifts from Children

Our partners at Kinderberry Hill are here to share about the unexpected gifts our children give to us, just by being themselves. Sara Reichstadt, an Education Coordinator and mom herself, gives her personal insight on how we can learn a lot about time, compassion, and humility through our children each day.During the Week of the […]

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Let's Talk Food with CommonGround | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Finding CommonGround: Let’s Talk Food Together

We would love to introduce you to our partners at CommonGround! This group of women farmers share information and answer questions about food and farming from a wide variety of perspectives. Read as CommonGround’s Kristie Swenson gives her personal story about how farming has impacted her and her family’s lives and how CommonGround can answer […]

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