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Capsule Wardrobes – What, Why, and How

Have you heard people buzzing about capsule wardrobes? If not, let me explain using a classic movie scene. What movie? Clueless. Yes, you heard me right. Remember that scene where Cher was deciding what to wear to school? You know the scene…the one where she walks into her super-high-tech closet…uses a computer program to select […]

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Pageants, Daughters and Change

Full disclosure: I was Miss Minnesota 2003. {Photo credit: Paula Preston} Yup, that’s me in the hot pink satin, 15 years ago, 25 pounds ago, two kids and a marriage ago, becoming Miss Minnesota after an unlikely ascension through the pageant ranks.  I competed in my first pageant when I was 20, and by age […]

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The Instagram Mom

There’s always been this vision of a what we become when we become moms. You know… mom jeans. Mom haircut. All around kind of “uncool.” People think we lose ourselves in motherhood and we have not much else to give the world. We are exhausted and overwhelmed and full of snot and drool. While on […]

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10 Wellness Ideas That Take Less Than Five Minutes

I believe that wellness means honoring and taking care of my body and cultivating joy wherever I go. Living a healthy, full life is as much about what fills my body as what fills my heart and mind. Around the time when my son turned one, I realized that if I wanted to savor this […]

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Take Your Moments to Take Care of Yourself, Momma

Last week, after an exhausting day, I crawled into bed and laid right down onto of my son’s pee stain, cuddled up and went to bed. In peace. That’s when you know you’re a mom. That morning was one of those mornings. I was at my wits end with the boys and it took everything […]

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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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‘Get Waxed’ Waxing the City Event Series Recap

We had so much fun at our ‘Get Waxed’ Waxing the City Event Series! We loved seeing this event series expand this year with five Waxing the City locations and over 145 moms attending.  {All photos in this recap taken by the fabulous Ashley Elwill Photography!} A huge thank you to our title sponsors, Waxing […]

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What to Wear for the Holidays

The holiday season is here – and no matter what holiday you and your family celebrate – we all have ONE very important thing in common. Ready for it? You sure? Clothes. Yes. Clothes.  We all must wear clothes to our family gathering. If you are anything like me, you are getting bombarded with messages […]

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I Am A Twin Cities Mom: Melissa Taylor

Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Melissa Taylor, Owner of Beauty Lounge Minneapolis located in the heart of Northeast. Melissa’s passion is to empower people to love their hair and feel confident caring for it. She’s offering a class, Kids’ Hair Fundamentals, on December 1 to parents who are looking for […]

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Molly’s Suds

Our partners at Molly’s Suds are here to inform moms like you about safe detergent products that the whole family can use! Read on to find out more about how this business started and why they’re so passionate about their mission! At Molly’s Suds, we are all about empowering families to live clean, healthy, vibrant […]

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{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} Get Waxed Event Series with Waxing the City

We are so excited to announce our 2nd Annual Get Waxed Moms Night Out event series with Waxing the City! Come join us at one of their 5 participating locations for an evening of wine, appetizers, waxing services and swag, for just $12! All moms need a night out every once in awhile, and this […]

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