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I Know You’d Like to Think Your Pits Don’t Stink – A Summer Guide to Natural Deodorant

I am a sweaty little human being – I run hot, and once I overheat it’s a runaway train of sweat and stink. So while most people think of Minnesota summers and conjure images of lakes, rooftop patios, and picnics, I think of the crescent-shaped sweat stains my butt leaves behind, desperately seeking clothing for […]

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The Knowns and Unknowns of a Second Baby

My husband and I didn’t really know how many kids we would want to have or how far apart we would like them to be. We were never that couple with a “for sure” plan. Three years ago, our beautiful daughter was born and our hearts exploded while our lives got infinitely more complicated. And […]

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10 Things To Do If You Had A Traumatic Birth Experience

It began calmly in the middle of the night. My water broke on its own. Our drive to the hospital was blissfully free of contractions. But 37 hours later, I found myself in the operating room about to have a Cesarean. A week after my son’s birth, I went to the emergency room with extensive […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat While Pregnant

Summer is barely upon us, and already I’m complaining. Sure, I love the warm evenings when dusk stretches out until after ten o’clock. I love the tree-lined streets bursting with green, the flowers blooming like fireworks in the backyard, the distant rumbling that precedes a good storm. I love the cloudless, breezy days you’d give […]

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How I Coped with My Child’s Unexpected Diagnosis

When my youngest son Ronin was born almost three years ago, we were thrilled to be adding a third boy to our crew!  Our 20-week ultrasound came back clear and healthy, and due to my age and previous typical pregnancies, the other tests were optional.  To my husband and me, the tests were just tests, […]

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There is Beauty in Your Pregnancy, Even if it Ended Early

Not too long ago our seemingly healthy pregnancy came to a surprising and terribly sad end somewhere near our second trimester. Now, before you worry about feeling too many sad feelings as you read this, my message isn’t one of only pain, though there is a place for that. Today I want to talk about something […]

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4 Ways to Support Your Husband as a First-Time Dad

My first four months as a mom were beyond survival mode—more like complete panic. I was so focused on my baby that I couldn’t meet my own physical and emotional needs. My dear husband fell through the cracks of my emotional exhaustion. I couldn’t see through the fog of my own needs to recognize how […]

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Bloom 2017 Event Recap

One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We were so honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to gather 250+ Twin Cities moms and moms-to-be a […]

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4 Pre-Parenting Stages

{Photo credit: Mortenson Photography} Parenting is a journey. But when does your journey really begin? We experience many important stages in life that bring us subtly closer to our future children. You may have experienced some of these stages in your own way too. And, I think we can all agree that our journey begins early on, […]

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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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Breastfeeding Tips for Success | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Breastfeeding Tips For Success

Our partners at Park Nicollet have some great tips to share about breastfeeding from one of their breastfeeding experts, Jill Lindquist. She shares some helpful advice on things to keep in mind as you navigate your breastfeeding journey as well as where to get additional resources if you need them. Congratulations on your decision to […]

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Podcasts to Drown Out Your Ticking Mom Brain

I’m a runner. I used to proudly spend my miles headphones-free, thoroughly enjoying the sound of my feet hitting the pavement and the feeling of my brain emptying with each tap. Then I had a baby. Who turned into a two-year old. And now literally the second I get my running shoes tied, a gazillion […]

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