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Motherhood: The Most Empowering Part of My Life

When it comes to empowering women today, career ambitions often take center stage. Ask a young girl what she wants to be when she grows up, and we applaud answers like “a scientist,” “a doctor” or “a lawyer.” What about an answer like “a mother” or “a wife?” In our haste to make sure women […]

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The Story of the Death of My Old Life

The lady with the cards didn’t look like what I pictured a tarot card reader to look like but, perhaps, it was her middle-aged, motherly look that put me at ease and made me vulnerable. I was just starting my second trimester. Finally over the nausea and fatigue that had plagued my first trimester, this […]

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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to January 2018

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2018, we’re bringing back our monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. [...]
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Postpartum Hair Loss & Bed Sweats

What in the… You guys. This is no joke. There are so many things. So many things you get told about what to expect for your postpartum recovery. The depression, baby blues, constipation, hemorrhoids, sore nipples, hormonal shifts…you name it.  {Photo credit: K Solberg} And while all those things are totally true, what someone failed […]

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Holiday Travel

There really is nothing better than the feeling the holidays bring. You know how the song goes, “all is calm, all is bright.” Yet, such calm usually goes out the window when the holidays involve travel plans. Having lived far from home most of my adult life, I never really thought of anything different. Often […]

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As My Baby Turns One

{Photo credit: Shelly Peters} My littlest turned one recently. While I have been happily celebrating her healthy milestones and trying to snap a photo on the same day each month (with stuffed elephant for scale) to document how much she’s growing and changing, there’s something bittersweet about the day she officially entered toddlerhood. She was […]

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A Lesson on Perspective

When a child enters this world prematurely, life is turned upside down. Plans are thrown out the window, and uncertainty becomes the new norm. That is especially true when your child is born on the edge of viability. When it takes months until you spend more time at home with your child instead of in […]

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