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Motherhood: Acceptance and Perseverance

Motherhood is a balancing act. We’re constantly navigating the extremes of parenthood, finding our place between worry and nonchalance, planning and spontaneity, protecting and letting go. Motherhood is a continual evaluation and renegotiation between accepting change as it comes and persevering when it’s time to push for something better.    Balancing acceptance and perseverance can be […]

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I Am A Twin Cities Mom: Melissa Taylor

Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Melissa Taylor, Owner of Beauty Lounge Minneapolis located in the heart of Northeast. Melissa’s passion is to empower people to love their hair and feel confident caring for it. She’s offering a class, Kids’ Hair Fundamentals, on December 1 to parents who are looking for […]

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Letting Go of Perfection

Every Friday it was the same. Take the kids to school. Rush home to do all the things I didn’t get to finish during the week; laundry, clean bathrooms, scrub floors, vacuum and dust. Then I’d rush back out to do our weekly grocery shopping, only getting back just in time to put the baby […]

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Of Moms and Martyrs

“Don’t be a martyr.” My husband’s words sent a zing of fury through my veins. It wasn’t the poor guy’s fault. He said the four harmless words, expecting me to hear something like my darling wife, you are important, too – please don’t feel like you have to accept discomfort in every fiber of your […]

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Thriving Through a Layoff: Toddler Teachable Moments

DAY 3 My 16-month old knows something is wrong. She’s right, but how can she possibly know that? DAY 1 12:38 pm – I’m called into a conference room with two of my colleagues, and there’s a box of tissues on the table. My breath catches in my chest as I hear things like “restructuring” […]

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Leaving a Legacy

What do you want to be remembered for? How are you going to leave your legacy?  This probably sounds like a dark topic but it’s a question that has been on my hubby’s and my mind lately. I’m not sure why this has been on our minds so much. Maybe it’s because we just welcomed our second […]

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The Value of Motherhood

When did motherhood lose its value as a profession? True, there is no formal exchange of payment for services rendered, but motherhood pays in ways not considered official currency. You cannot put a value on that extra cuddle. Motherhood is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs out there, though seemingly little value is […]

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By the Light of the Baby Monitor Moon

Since his birth, I have curled up with him in our rocking chair. Hours – too numerous to count – have been consumed coupled in wonder and frustration. His first smiles and giggles, the frequent protests in refusal to sleep. Together we watched each other cry, a silent exchange of understood perception. We experienced a […]

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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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My Kids Don’t All Attend the Same Elementary School

The twins are entering the realm of Kindergarten this year, but it won’t be at the same elementary school as our oldest, Davis. My husband and I had been looking forward to the day that all three kids would be in school together and imagining the interactions they would have when seeing each other in […]

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#HomeschoolLife

I was homeschooled during those dreaded middle school years. I heard they were rough. I got to completely bypass them as I was homeschooled for three years during that whole timeframe of my life. I played sports at the local middle school and I remember one day, the popular girls came up to me and […]

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When Mom Goes Back to School: Lessons I’ve Learned

Do you know who hangs out at your local Starbucks at 5am on Saturday and Sunday mornings? Friendly retirees reading their papers, an overworked professional catching up on emails, a couple of nurses chatting after their night shift, and me…the working mom and student cramming a week’s worth of homework into a few precious early […]

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