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I AM a Helicopter Mom

I Am a Helicopter Mom – Help Me Stop!

Labels.  We have labels everywhere.  I am ‘ok’ with labels, not too bothered by them.  I wear some very loudly and proudly.  Except the one that hovers over me, literally hovers, as I hover over my now four-year old. I am a helicopter mom.  I never planned to be a helicopter mom, but here I […]

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Motherhood: A Thankless Job… Until Now

Do you ever long for someone in your household to recognize something you’ve done – anything – and say thank you for it? It doesn’t feel too promising that this will happen anytime soon if we have little ones at home, and sometimes what we do is not always evident to our partners either.  I […]

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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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