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Diary of a Plus Size Mom

I sometimes struggle with my body image.  In my 33 years of life, I have seen bodies constantly judged near and far including my own.  In my case, always being judged for being too big or that dreaded “F” word….Fat.  It’s not a new world problem.  I have many memories that stem from my childhood.  […]

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Family Fun at Mont du Lac Resort

Our partners at Mont Du Lac Resort invited our contributor, Karri, to experience their resort and all the family fun it has to offer! Read about their trip and see how you and your family can enjoy a winter getaway this season!The older my kids get, the more I look for opportunities to keep them […]

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Date Your Kids

With three kids under four, my days tend to blur together. Mornings into afternoons, tantrums into snuggles. I frequently float through my days feeling I haven’t done much beyond prepare food, clean up food, straighten up the house, and, mostly, wrangle small children. The background can become a blur of noise and chaos. Someone screaming, […]

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Dialing Ethiopia: The Day I Called My Daughter’s Birth Mother

I suppose the journey to be in contact with our child’s birth mother started even before we were matched with our daughter. It was in the early days when whispers of others’ falsified documents and inconsistencies lurked like shadows. I dismissed all ill feelings knowing that our agency was not corrupt and we were good […]

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New Year, New Habits: Making College Savings Easy

Our writer, Liz, shares some of her feelings surrounding financing her children’s college education. In partnership with our sponsors at Minnesota College Savings Plan, Liz explains how you can start some financial habits in the new year that will benefit your child’s future. It’s that time of year. Time to build better habits — including, […]

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Indoor Fun for the Family

My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter in Minnesota. Lest I have a great deal of experience from which to write about indoor […]

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2018 Twin Cities Guide to Early Education

As parents, our child's education is something we place value on. We want them to receive a well-rounded educational experience that leaves them with a lifelong love of learning and exploring. We know that their educational experience goes beyond their schooling too - it can include child care, activities, and even what we teach our [...]
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When McDonald’s Man Marries Mississippi Market Woman

I think way too much about food. Maybe it’s because I am the main grocery-shopper and menu-planner and food-maker for my family of 6. Maybe it’s because I am always planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, baking or cleaning up food. But food is an all-consuming part of my life. (Pun intended.) As my soon-to-be-husband and I […]

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