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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in ECFE

As my oldest is on the brink of kindergarten, I can’t help but reflect on these past five years of her early childhood education, while looking forward to the future years (although they could slow down a bit). One of the many reasons my husband and I decided to raise our family in Minnesota was the […]

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Top 3 Not-So-Secret Tips to Being a Good Mama

You won’t find the tips while reading best-selling books on discipline strategies. They won’t be found searching Pinterest for the best monster truck birthday cake. The secrets aren’t unveiled by researching creative recipes to sneak vegetables into your toddler’s 100% organic, homemade food either. I’ve done all these things and more. Reading, researching and getting […]

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Mom Life is Easier in MSP

It’s been a year since we arrived at the MSP airport, carrying a cat, toddler, carseat, travel crib and as many suitcases as we could manage. We really miss our friends back in Brooklyn, NY – but let me tell you: parenting is a lot easier here in the Twin Cities. We knew before moving that […]

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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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4 Ways to Keep Our Children Safe this Summer

Chances are you’ve already kissed a boo-boo or two this summer.  Or maybe you’ve already made a trip to the ER.  As a mama to three boys ages six and under, I am no stranger to boo-boos and stitches. It is a point of pride that our family went nine boy-years before someone needed stitches! Our youngest […]

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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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Kangaroo Crossing at MN Zoo | Twin Cities Moms Blog

New at the Minnesota Zoo: Visit Kangaroo Crossing!

Our partners at the Minnesota Zoo invited a few members of our team to experience their NEW Kangaroo Crossing exhibit! Read about how this exhibit is truly unlike any other and how you and your family can visit the kangaroos this summer! From now until Labor Day, you and your family can visit the Australian Outback […]

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2017 Summer Park Hop Series is Here!

Summer is finally here and we are ready to get outside, explore the best parks and meet new friends during our Summer Park Hop Series sponsored by Driscoll’s!  Join us at one or all of the park hop locations below, and be sure to save the date for the culmination of our park hop series, our […]

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How to Prevent & Handle Choking | Twin Cities Moms Blog

How to Prevent and Handle Choking Incidents

It’s an exciting milestone—your baby is eating real food! It’s also a scary transition since so many parents fear their child will choke. Now is a critical time to learn how to handle a choking incident. Carolyn McClain, MD, Medical Director of The Urgency Room has helped us put together a list of top tips […]

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