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Feel Better, Do Better: A Health and Wellness Pep-Talk for Moms {Part 4}

Here is our fourth installment in our ongoing series with our partners at Harrington & Associates Plastic Surgery! Dr. Jennifer Harrington is here to discuss topics surrounding women’s health and wellness. In this installment of my series, I want to talk about something that’s on the minds of most of the moms I talk to […]

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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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Strong, Not Skinny

As moms, we understand the importance of self-care, and we are here to help busy moms like you find time to prioritize your wellness. Our hope is that you feel encouraged and equipped to value and prioritize nutrition, self-care, fitness and a healthy body image through these personal stories from experts in the fitness industry […]

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Motherhood: Acceptance and Perseverance

Motherhood is a balancing act. We’re constantly navigating the extremes of parenthood, finding our place between worry and nonchalance, planning and spontaneity, protecting and letting go. Motherhood is a continual evaluation and renegotiation between accepting change as it comes and persevering when it’s time to push for something better.    Balancing acceptance and perseverance can be […]

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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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Yoga Gave Me Strength Off the Mat

As moms, we understand the importance of self-care, and we are here to help busy moms like you find time to prioritize your wellness. Our hope is that you feel encouraged and equipped to value and prioritize nutrition, self-care, fitness and a healthy body image through these personal stories from experts in the fitness industry […]

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My Daughter Will Only Wear Dresses

We found out that our eldest daughter was a girl months before she was born, but still went with a gender-neutral yellow for her nursery. We didn’t register for anything pink. I happily accepted hand-me-downs from our nephews but still shopped for some cute rompers and dresses in an array of (non-pink) colors. I wanted […]

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Patience, Not Pressure: How to Raise a Healthy Eater

After decades of increasing, the childhood obesity rate is starting to level off. However, the rate is still alarmingly high. Did you know that 1 in 3 children aged 10-17 are considered obese? Childhood overweight/obesity is regarded as the most common prevalent nutritional disorder of US children and adolescents. Why should we be concerned with overweight kids? […]

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Style for the Postpartum and Nursing Mom

Fall is here. You feel the chill in the air, which makes it (even) harder to pull yourself out of your cozy bed in the morning. You find yourself incorporating apples into every recipe (apple crisp, butternut squash and apple ravioli, homemade applesauce, apple butter on toast, etc.). The sun is setting earlier, which used […]

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When You’re Aware Something’s Not Right: PCOS Awareness Month

In high school, I once got a menstrual period so bad that I blacked out in class, got dragged to the nurse’s office by a classmate, and threw up in the principal’s private bathroom.  I never knew when my period could start, which meant I often bled through my pants in public with no warning.  […]

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Where to Really Find the Time to Work Out

I was a religious morning worker-outer B.C. (before child). But A.C., the logistics of getting a tiny human and myself out the door, an unfortunately loud shower pipe that shares a wall with said human’s bedroom and swapping workout time with my husband keep me from the blissful 5 a.m. runs I used to love. […]

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Confessions of a Former Victoria’s Secret Employee

Confessions of a former Victoria’s Secret employee: PINK is not life… It’s black – black is life. Black is our favorite color and 50 shades of black make our wardrobe. I still find it hard to break away from wearing all back after years of doing so. Black clothes, shoes, socks, accessories and more. Don’t […]

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