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Provider Appreciation Day: A Special Note of Thanks to All the Daycare Providers

It takes a very special person with a big heart to be a daycare provider. Daycare providers work long hours and switch between multiple jobs throughout the day such as teacher, nurturer, nose wiper, disciplinarian, butt wiper, cook, cleaner, baby whisperer, doing paperwork… the list could go on and on. The thing that always amazes […]

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Finding CommonGround: Let’s Talk Food Together

We would love to introduce you to our partners at CommonGround! This group of women farmers share information and answer questions about food and farming from a wide variety of perspectives. Read as CommonGround’s Kristie Swenson gives her personal story about how farming has impacted her and her family’s lives and how CommonGround can answer […]

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That Time I Tried a Tri(athlon)

Once upon a time, I signed up for an indoor triathlon – a swim in the pool, ride on a stationary bike and run around a track (times a million). Maybe I was sleep deprived. Maybe the cold, dark winter was getting to me. Or maybe I just needed to get out of my comfort […]

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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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Black History Month: 16 Moms Who Inspire Us

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve put together a list of mothers and women who inspire us — not just this month, but every day.  Audre Lorde, poet (1934-1992)  How the days went while you were blooming within me I remember each upon each— the swelling changed planes of my body and how you first […]

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

Or so says the magnet on the side of the file cabinet in my office (that’s filled with snacks and shoes, but that’s neither here nor there). At my core, I’m an adventurer, a change-lover, someone who looks at that magnet and thinks, “Well…of course!” But let’s be honest – motherhood can be the opposite of […]

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6 Things No One Tells You About Being Prego

Hello 26 weeks! For those of you that can’t do math like me, that’s 6.5 months. I am feeling large and in charge! And although I am trying to enjoy every moment, movement and kick, I’m so ready to be done. I mean, when your winter coat no longer buttons, you get out of breath […]

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