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This Old Couch

Dear friend, Come on in. The door is open. Sometimes when you step into my home you will be greeted with freshly washed floors, a sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies mixed in with the lingering smell of tangerines and lemon. Honestly though, most times before you can get up the stairs you will have […]

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How to De-Stress Your Easter Celebration

Sometimes when I get home from a vacation, I end up needing a vacation from my vacation. And holiday celebrations sometimes feel the same way. Preparing for house guests. Grocery shopping and trying to find odd ingredients. Cooking recipes I know my kids will never eat. Stuffing my kids into fancy clothes. Telling my kids […]

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A Beautiful Chaos

My extended family usually celebrates Christmas in southern Minnesota on my aunt and uncle’s turkey farm in the same small town my dad grew up in. The farmhouse is big and spacious, sitting between a long gravel road and fields that seem to go on for miles. My aunt is a great cook, and with […]

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5 Tips to Start Writing about Motherhood in 2017

Someone once told me the days are long, but the years are short.  By someone, I mean literally every mother I’ve ever met. My daughter turns two next month, and I’m going to say something revolutionary: these have been two loooong years. That’s right—I don’t think the years seem any shorter than they have the rest of […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Problems When Hosting Overnight Guests

Recently, we had a total of 12 people in our house overnight for multiple holiday celebrations. We moved to a new house this year and finally had the room to accommodate a big family overnight gathering. With each family member’s RSVP of “yes,” our excitement grew, but there was also planning and prep work that […]

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Kindness Cards with FREE Printable!

I’m all about family traditions. I LOVE them…for any holiday! They pull our family together and help us feel more connected. Whether it’s eating green food on St. Patrick’s Day, getting socks for Valentine’s Day, eating a special dessert on Easter, or feverishly searching a Christmas tree for a pickle ornament, I love traditions!  Traditions are […]

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Prevent Burns with The Urgency Room | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Don’t Get Burned! Take it From Me: Busy Parents Are a Hotbed of Risk

{Disclosure: Our partners at The Urgency Room treat many injuries with one of the most common being burns. As a mom herself, Dr. Carolyn McClain, Medical Director of The Urgency Room, has some tips on how to prevent common household burns and how to keep your family and home safe.} As parents, we’re pretty good at […]

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How to Style Your Shelves in 5 Steps

How many of you momma’s out there have your shelves loaded with stuff that you’re trying to keep out of reach from your children?  I have to admit that our office shelves have all of our markers, scissors and a ton of other junk up on that top shelf. At the end of all projects we […]

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