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Identity Crisis: On the 5th Anniversary of Becoming “Mom”

{Photo credit: Sarah Elizabeth Photography} In just a few days, we will celebrate my daughter’s fifth birthday while I will silently be celebrating the fifth anniversary of becoming “Mom.” This name has not just become a title, it has become my identity. I am a completely different person than I was five years ago. I look […]

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Baby holding mom's pinkie finger while mom signs "I love you" in ASL.

Baby Sign is for Everyone!

“Ice cream. More. Please,” my toddler sleepily communicates to me in baby sign at 6 am. She hasn’t been awake for long, but she knows exactly what she wants. In fact, I almost titled this post, “More Ice Cream! And Other Demands Made Possible By Baby Sign.” Although it’s early, my daughter’s tiny signing is adorable! The message comes […]

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I Am A Twin Cities Mom: Carissa Carroll

Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Carissa Carroll, Founder and Executive Director of a non profit organization called Jack’s Basket. Carissa was born and raised in southwestern Minnesota and received her undergraduate degree from Bethel University and a Master’s of Education from the University of Minnesota in Applied Kinesiology. She has […]

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