Author Archive | Shannon Williams

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Favorite Twin Cities Ice Cream Spots

The thought of ice cream is pure nostalgia for me. Much of my childhood summers could find me standing in line at the local ice cream shop, slurping cones on the front step of my house, or rolling along in my dad’s truck with a cookie dough blizzard from the nearest DQ.  Pure nostalgia – […]

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Staying Home is Boring

Nothing puts me on the defensive faster than being asked, “Don’t you get bored?” My mind starts to race as I think: Bored?!? Are you out of your mind, of course not!!! Making food, serving food, picking up food, cleaning sticky hands and faces, wiping down furniture, countertops, floors, and little butts, doing loads of […]

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The Same Two Feet of Space (National Siblings Day 2018) | Twin Cities Moms Blog

The Same Two Feet of Space (National Siblings Day 2018)

I always laughed last summer as I watched how my three kids approached others to play at the park. “Hi,” one of my then three-year-old twins would say, “What’s your name?” The kid would respond with their name, before asking back, “What’s your name?” Without missing a beat, the twin would respond with, “We’re Caden […]

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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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Read a Book Day

“Read a book!” It’s a constant refrain in our household. My three-year olds’ clamor for books to be read to them all day long. They can sit through a stack of books the way other kids can sit through entire movies. My youngest, now a year and a half, surprised us all at 10 months […]

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