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Becoming Mom (always). | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Becoming Mom (always).

{Photo credit: Liz Siebenaler Photography} In the beginning, it’s a thought. An idea. Followed by serious decisions, a lot of preparation, planning and getting ready to become a mom! It really is an exciting, nerve-wracking, scary but absolutely amazing moment… when this idea you once had, becomes a reality. You’re becoming a MOM!! Congratulations, you will be […]

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Get a Taste of Summer at Minnesota Zoo’s Tropical Beach Party

Our partners at the Minnesota Zoo invited our contributor, Shannon, to visit their NEW Tropical Beach Party exhibit! See how you and your family can enjoy the warmth of the tropics while staying indoors this winter!As winter continues to linger here in Minnesota, we’ve been feeling pretty cooped up. We decided to take a break […]

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Coffee: Happiness in a Mug

My husband recently questioned a common theme around motherhood… Cold coffee. And guess what ladies? He has a solution, and it’s something he wants me to share with all you coffee-reheating and coffee-slogan-wearing mamas (this includes me). A Thermos! I know, genius, right? No more reheating that darn cold coffee or complaining about forgetting it […]

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4 Pre-Parenting Stages

{Photo credit: Mortenson Photography} Parenting is a journey. But when does your journey really begin? We experience many important stages in life that bring us subtly closer to our future children. You may have experienced some of these stages in your own way too. And, I think we can all agree that our journey begins early on, […]

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Keeping It Real (On Mom Boosting)

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and you’re left feeling– How do you feel? My hope is that you felt appreciated, loved, thanked and pampered! But let’s be real, it wasn’t your birthday, it wasn’t Valentine’s Day or your anniversary… you know, the things you’ve probably celebrated more than this celebration of motherhood.  Why is this day […]

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{I Am} A Birth Story

With Mother’s Day coming up, we’re taking this week to share stories from our own Twin Cities Moms Blog Contributors on how they became mothers. We all have unique stories, and some of our stories are still being written. We hope you enjoy reading about these moms’ experiences! My birth story starts with a unique perspective. Enjoy. Who […]

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10 Reasons Why Day Dates Are Better For Parents

“Let’s go on a date!” he said. “Ok!” she said. After finding a sitter and finally figuring out what they wanted to do, they were off. Off to feeling young and hip again. A nice dinner at 7 pm was perfect, but that wasn’t enough, they hadn’t been on a date like this for a […]

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