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Back To School Meal Prep Tips & Tricks | Twin Cities Moms Blog

My Secret to Back-to-School Sanity: Meal Prep Tips & Tricks

Our partners at Driscoll’s know the importance of feeding our families healthy and nutritious food, even during the busiest seasons of life. Read on for suggestions from our contributor Monica, in partnership with Driscoll’s, on how you can take the stress out of meal planning this fall by utilizing some tips and tricks in your […]

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Two Ingredient, Essential Oil Tick Repellent

It seems like every week I hear another local news story warning about ticks and the diseases they carry- Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, etc. Just today I heard about a new type of tick- the Lone Star tick- making it’s way to Minnesota. Ick! I already make sure to check my kids thoroughly after they’ve […]

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Aldi: Great For You and Your Budget (especially if you’re a food lover!)

It’s no secret that I love food. Cooking and baking are extremely therapeutic for me, and making meals together is something my family really enjoys doing. But over the years, as we’ve added family members and grown in our food interests, so has the amount of money we spend on it. Truth be told, how much […]

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Kid-Friendly, Mom-Approved Hidden Vegetable Smoothies

If you’re anything like me, then you’re always looking for new ways to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The reality is that most of our kids don’t get excited to eat a big plate of kale salad or roasted vegetables. Fruit is usually more acceptable but I still have clients tell me their kids don’t eat […]

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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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Resources and Tips for Healthy Weeknight Meals

I am going to guess that you know exactly what you should be feeding your family. You know what the experts recommend: more veggies and home cooked meals; less sugar and convenience foods. It’s not a matter of knowing what to feed them, it is a matter of time. Many of us don’t have the luxury of spending […]

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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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Holiday Cookies and Treats for the Lazy Mom

There are certain Christmas staples in our house, things we MUST do every year: go see the lights, wear Christmas pajamas, watch White Christmas, Christmas Vacation, and Elf, and make and decorate Christmas cookies. I remember sitting at the kitchen table in my parents’ house meticulously decorating each Christmas cookie like it was a one-of-a-kind unique […]

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Cooking Crate Parties: Hands-On Cooking Experiences ​Shipped Directly To You

{Disclosure: We’re more than excited to have partnered with Way Cool Cooking School to share their new product: Cooking Crate Parties. This is an incredible way to bring their highly sought after classes right into your home and build new and treasured memories.} I hope your holidays are off to a fantastic start, I know mine are. […]

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Banana Chocolate Muffins

These muffins.  My kids will fight you to the end over these muffins.  My husband just might, too.  They are so, so yummy, and you wont believe how much more healthy they are than your typical muffin recipe! I love so much about this recipe:  it doesn’t require a mixer or any fancy tools, it’s […]

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