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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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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to June 2018

  There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these June activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. June 1-2June 3-9June 10-16June 17-23June 24-30Fun RunsSpecial NeedsOngoing EventsJune 1-2 June 1: [...]
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Lift, Love, Mom, Repeat.

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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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to May 2018

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these May activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. May 1-5May 6-12May 13-19May 20-31Fun RunsMother's DayKids Consignment SalesTwin Cities Moms Blog EventsSpecial [...]
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I Can Have It All… But Only With Yoga

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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The Key to Effective Training: Find Your Accountability Factor

Are you looking for a new fitness routine, but you just don’t know where to start? Carrie Tollefson, Fitness Director for our partners at Moms on the Run, shares three essential components of effective training and reminds us that there is one main factor to consider: accountability. This post is a part of our ongoing […]

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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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Ways to Gain in the New Year

During a new year, we are surrounded by constant messages to lose weight. Join a weight loss challenge, start an elimination diet, and workout until exhaustion. These are all common ways I’ve started a new year. Our perspective about an upcoming new year can get clouded with thoughts about how we aren’t good enough. Being […]

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Work Life Balance: Be Flexible or Be Dead

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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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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Play Like You!

I grew up in a sports driven family. My three older brothers have national and international experience in numerous sports. Therefore, it was a natural progression for me to follow in their footsteps. I absolutely love sports, and I have played many over the years: figure skating, field hockey, roller hockey, track, cross country, triathlons, duathlons, […]

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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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2017 Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the mpls downtown council to provide this guide for families. Minneapolis WinterSkate is the ultimate skating experience for the whole family that you can enjoy all winter long! Winter is officially upon us and what better way to get out and enjoy it than to go ice skating? Wells […]

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