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Why Our Family Celebrates Pride Month

June is my favorite month of the year. Sure June is summer, warmth, sunshine and fun, but the reason I love June is because June is Pride Month.  Our little family has grown by a member in the past month; we are now a family of four – two moms and two daughters. I know […]

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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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Appreciating the Great Outdoors in Minnesota

After a long, tortuous winter, summer is finally upon us. And for Minnesotans, that means one thing: getting outside. June is National Great Outdoors month. I doubt any of us Minnesotans need to be reminded to enjoy the outdoors. At least, not during these precious few months when the weather is actually tolerable. It’s during […]

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Ticks—The Small But Mighty Predators

Enjoying the outdoors during summertime in Minnesota can sometimes lead to our children getting unwanted bug bites or stings. Dr. Carolyn McClain, MD, from our partners at The Urgency Room is here to give us tips on how to protect our families from ticks and insect-borne diseases this summer. Minnesota has been named among the […]

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Why Moms Need the Enneagram

In ninth grade, I gave a speech about the Myers-Briggs personality typing system. I enjoyed giving the speech so much that I, a relatively shy 14-year old, won speaker of the day. Personality assessments abound, and I’m fascinated by them: StrengthsFinder, spiritual gifts assessments, the Four Temperaments, the DISC assessment, the Highly Sensitive Person test, […]

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