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Patience, Not Pressure: How to Raise a Healthy Eater

After decades of increasing, the childhood obesity rate is starting to level off. However, the rate is still alarmingly high. Did you know that 1 in 3 children aged 10-17 are considered obese? Childhood overweight/obesity is regarded as the most common prevalent nutritional disorder of US children and adolescents. Why should we be concerned with overweight kids? […]

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When Your Friend Has Cancer: How to Help

Living with cancer is a marathon. It is mentally and physically exhausting for the patient and their caregiver. It is a disease that leaves no part of their lives or family untouched. The daily needs change fast. Life quickly begins revolving around doctor appointments, second opinions, surgeries, treatment, and unexpected complications. When this exhausting disease […]

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Moms on the Run | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Moms on the Run: Empowering Busy Moms through ‘Fitness, Fun and Friendship’

Our partners at Moms on The Run are here to tell you about how you can get connected with a community of women in your neighborhood to not only improve your fitness, but build lifelong friendships as well. Read more about the story behind Moms on The Run plus see how you can join this […]

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20 Minute Workout, Yes Please! | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Fit in 20 Minutes? Yes Please!

Our partners at The Exercise Coach invited one of our writers to try out their new facility in Eden Prairie! Read about Terrae’s experience with their 20-minute workout and how she found it to be a great fit for a busy mom! Plus, find out how you can check out their programs for a discounted […]

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When You’re Aware Something’s Not Right: PCOS Awareness Month

In high school, I once got a menstrual period so bad that I blacked out in class, got dragged to the nurse’s office by a classmate, and threw up in the principal’s private bathroom.  I never knew when my period could start, which meant I often bled through my pants in public with no warning.  […]

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Twin Cities Pediatric Resource Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2017 Twin Cities Pediatric Resource Guide

Parenting is a privilege and a joy. It can also leave you with so many questions, especially regarding care for your children and it can become overwhelming when you begin to research all of your options. University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital understands how that can feel and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. We would [...]
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Back To School Meal Prep Tips & Tricks | Twin Cities Moms Blog

My Secret to Back-to-School Sanity: Meal Prep Tips & Tricks

Our partners at Driscoll’s know the importance of feeding our families healthy and nutritious food, even during the busiest seasons of life. Read on for suggestions from our contributor Monica, in partnership with Driscoll’s, on how you can take the stress out of meal planning this fall by utilizing some tips and tricks in your […]

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The Lies Motherhood Will Tell You

Real women get pregnant right away. That was the first lie. It made me feel flawed before I could even identify what I was thinking. A few months went by with my unwanted period arriving on time, a bloody announcement of what did not exist. I googled “average time to conceive” over and over, desperate […]

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A Healthy Way of Life with good2grow and Life Time Fitness

Our partners at good2grow invited our contributor, Debbie, to attend their Back to School festival at Lifetime Fitness in Chanhassen. Read about how both good2grow and Lifetime Fitness promote a healthy way of life for children and families! good2grow is a family favorite in our home, so my daughter was excited to bring her family […]

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Alone Time

I don’t do “alone.”  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side of people-pleaser, desperate to perform and be affirmed.  But here’s the catch: I have had a […]

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