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Moving Homes in the Third Trimester

I was recently at my best friends house OB/GYN’s office for my weekly checkup. We went through the usual routine. “Hi Lauren. Can you confirm your last name?” “Yup, Larson.” “Great, can you confirm your birthday?” “Yup, it’s 1/23/15…oh wait, that is my son’s birthday. I’m not 2.5 years old…”  Next up, everyone’s favorite part […]

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Helpful Ways to Take the Chaos Out of Weekday Mornings

You know calm and organized are not in your wheelhouse for your morning routine, but what just happened, will never happen again, you tell yourself. You had to tell your kids to put on their clothes, shoes, and jackets at least five times. You yelled. You were late to work. You didn’t have time to make […]

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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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