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Let’s Hope She Stays Healthy: 7 Ways to Support Health and Confidence

Earlier this week, while enjoying a breakfast date with my 20-month-old son, a woman came over to us and commented on how cute he is. She continued to comment on how well he eats, how much he eats, and how tall he is. We continued to make small talk and I mentioned he eats a […]

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EVENT RECAP// Breakfast in Bed at Natural Bed + Home

It was ultimate relaxation with yoga and mimosas at our latest Moms’ Morning Out at Natural Bed + Home last month! Held at the International Market Square building, moms were treated to delicious breakfast treats courtesy of D’Amico Catering complete with sparkling mimosas.   Monique Maxwell from the Yoga Center of Minneapolis led a truly relaxed yet invigorating […]

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You Are A Good Mom (On Self-Kindness)

Photo credit: Anna Ligocki Photography “You are so careless,” I thought to myself as I cried. “Brian (my husband) doesn’t make any mistakes like this. You are always making mistakes like this! What is wrong with you? Why can’t you be a good mom?  You’ve always been careless. That’s what she (my daughter) is going […]

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Acupuncture Helped Treat My “Mom Guilt”

I admit it.  I thought it would never happen to me.  I’d never let myself feel guilty for doing things for myself just because I was a mom.  Before having my daughter, I couldn’t understand why my friends with kids would say they felt bad going to the gym after work or they’d rather just […]

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National Nutrition Month®: Savor the Flavor for Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month®. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches a themed campaign focused on educating the public on healthy eating. The theme for 2016 is Savor the Flavor for Eating Right.  Most of us know that what we eat is important- but how, why, when and where we eat are equally important! Eating right means enjoying food traditions and appreciating the pleasures, great flavors and social […]

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Mall of America: Free Fun for Kids!

I probably take my kids on adventures about 2-3 times each week, especially during these long Minnesota winters. Makes me sounds like I’m Super Mom, right?! But here’s my secret… I’m lazy. Yep. No shame in my parenting game! If we stay home, three things always explode: Toys. Crumbs. Emotions. and in turn, my sanity. So […]

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{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} Breakfast in Bed // Moms’ Morning Out Event!

Think comfort and relaxation at this Moms’ Morning Out Event with Twin Cities Moms Blog and Natural Bed + Home on February 27th! Mimosas and breakfast refreshments courtesy of D’Amico Catering to make you feel like you are having breakfast in bed. Optional yoga and meditation session that comes with a pair of cozy slippers for you to keep. Continuing on the […]

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Beat the Winter Itch: Fight Dry Skin with Vanicream

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by PSI. All opinions are 100% my own.} As Minnesotans, we know dry skin. We know rough, parched hands and tight, itchy post-shower skin. We know scaly, dry patches that appear on the backs of our kids’ arms. We know the horror of brushing our face with a black wool glove […]

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Take Heart! Hope for the Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer Patient

Dear Friend, I am so sorry. You didn’t ask for this, and you probably didn’t see this coming. Scared. Upset. Alone. None of us feel ready to face this type of news. And all of us are confused by this thing they call The Good Cancer. Because it sure doesn’t feel good. Right? Treatments. Doctors. Family. […]

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5 Reasons Post-Baby Exercise is Super Hardcore

As I triumphantly rolled my four-month-old under the balloon-arch finish line of her first 5K on this side of the womb, a grinning volunteer yelled, “You’re the first stroller!” I smugly reveled in my hardcoreness for about two seconds before reminding myself that sweeping the stroller division isn’t that hard when you jog a casual, […]

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