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Dear Expectant Mama

As your first pregnancy finally approaches that hallowed 40-week mark, and time seems to grind to a halt, you’re likely contemplating the changes ahead. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling a confusing mix of emotion, with equal parts “Why can’t I be in labor yet,” “I’m so ready to meet this baby,” and […]

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2018 Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2018 Twin Cities Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Guide

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with so much joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet understand that and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. There are endless questions to be answered: Where should I give birth? Who will help me? Once [...]
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2018 Pediatric Resource Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

2018 Twin Cities Pediatric Resource Guide

Parenting is a privilege and a joy. It can also leave you with so many questions, especially regarding care for your children and it can become overwhelming when you begin to research all of your options. HealthPartners and Park Nicollet understand how that can feel and we’re so grateful to them for sponsoring this incredible resource. We would also like [...]
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Surprised by Disobedience?

Parenting comes with a lot of surprises. The baby showed up before his/her due date (or in my cases, long, long after). The toddler decided to create her art masterpiece on the white chair while you were putting the baby down for a nap. The preschooler overheard a word you’d rather they didn’t know and […]

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My Postpartum Body Is Not Open to Comments

I am one of the countless women going through the process of learning to love my postpartum body. It’s a delicate process and I would like to kindly ask that you don’t interfere by adding your own commentary. This should go without saying, but for some reason, our society has an obsession with a woman’s […]

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I Am A Twin Cities Mom: Erica Hoese

{Photo credit: John Haynes Photography} Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Erica Hoese, a wife, mother of three, Fitness & Wellness Coach, Natural Figure Competitor, author, and speaker. Erica’s been in the health and fitness industry for six years, and it was four years ago that she had her third child and […]

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From Donor to Recipient

Breastfeeding is a journey through challenges, through the highs and the lows. Sometimes breastfeeding is glorious, it’s amazing, miraculous even. What the human body is capable of amazes me. Sometimes though, breastfeeding is challenging, hard, and craze-inducing. In our home, we have experienced two very different journeys as we breastfeed our daughters. I carried our […]

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A Letter to My (More) Rested Self

Hey there. I’ve noticed you have been looking a little bit more rested lately so I wanted to have a chat before too much time has passed. I didn’t want you to be so wrapped up in doing things like learning new hobbies, spending time with friends, enjoying your life, etc. that you forget what […]

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Thou Art Exhausted – Keep Pumping On

    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips […]

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When You Need To Supplement Breastmilk

    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips […]

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Double Duty when Breastfeeding

    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips […]

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