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Walking Alongside Moms Across the World

{Disclosure: City Moms Blog Network has partnered with Food for the Hungry to initiate change in communities around the world facing extreme poverty. In May 2016, Food for the Hungry sponsored an educational trip to Guatemala for three members of the City Moms Blog Team.} Guatemala. As we were flying in, my limited knowledge could [...]
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Gardening With Children

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kinderberry Hill with this post – their Education Coordinator, a mom herself, is sharing tips on continuing learning into summer by gardening with your kids.} To children, the best gifts from the garden may not be the flowers and vegetables, but rather the beautiful hands-on experiment, full of “what ifs” […]

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6 Simple, Fun Ways to Get Your Kiddos Involved in the Kitchen

Am I alone when I say that the 4-5 o’clock hours of the day, heck, maybe even 4-6 o’clock, can be the most challenging of them all?   The kids are tired.  The house looks like a major war zone.  We’ve run out of things to do.  And I NEED to get dinner on the […]

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What is Montessori?

{Disclosure: Twin Cities Moms Blog has partnered with Step by Step Montessori for this sponsored post to help bring awareness to Montessori and exactly what that means.} Your neighbor’s down the street send their child to a Montessori school and if you’re like Mont-a-what, allow me to explain what is [and what isn’t] Montessori education. […]

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Partner with Simek’s to Help Support Feed My Starving Children

Disclosure: {We’ve partnered with Simek’s to get you all the details on their partnership with Feed My Starving Children over the holiday season. We’re thrilled to help support such a fantastic organization, serving those in need.} I love this time of year, and in the midst of the holiday craziness, my biggest hope is that […]

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Teaching Kindness at Home

{We are thrilled to have partnered with Kinderberry Hill for this post – their Education Coordinator, a mom herself, has some timely tips for encouraging kindness over the holiday season.}   As this special time of year, our thoughts turn towards helping others. One of the most important gifts we can give to our children is to teach them […]

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Get Out the Door On Time with Less Stress

When my kids were little we had a morning routine that got us out the door on time every day without fail. I’d wake the girls at 7 a.m., we’d snuggle in our king-size bed (which was the best part!) and watch the first half of Arthur on PBS. Then, during “intermission” they’d race to […]

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Your Budget Is Sexy

{Disclosure:  Being a parent incurs a lot of expenses.  We’re thrilled to be partnering with brightpeak to connect you with their Savings Tips E-Book. Download this great resource and stay informed!} “Your budget is sexy.” Probably not a pick up line you’ve heard before, but I have. In fact, my budget was one of the many ways […]

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How to Survive a Hangover…with Kids.

It happens. No one wants it to, but it did. You are hungover. With kids. It will be a long, pretty dreadful day, there’s simply no way around that. But, there are some ways to make it suck less. (No judgment, there are many experiences that went into my learning of this particular skill, least of which […]

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The Art of Moving

Before becoming a stay/work-at-home mom, I worked in real estate. A wide, wide variety of positions in real estate. From home staging to Section 8 property management to relocation/foreclosures, as well as a marketing assistant for a few successful agents. (Oh, did I mention we’ve moved 5 times in the last 3 years?) Needless to […]

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