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Find Your Own Happiness During the Holidays

For almost 10 years, I would spend days leading up to Christmas by cooking. There was researching, planning, calling stores, shopping, and of course cooking. It started by reading an issue of Cooking Light and talking about holiday traditions, and one of the traditions was the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Desperate to start a […]

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The Best Thanksgiving

My favorite Thanksgiving stories are by far traditional. The year our oldest son was born, we decided to stay home for Thanksgiving. My late husband grilled steaks and we devoured them while watching our favorite football team on television. It was the best Thanksgiving. Fast forward two years later when we celebrated our last Thanksgiving […]

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Shop Twin Cities 2017

{Disclosure: This curated list is brought to you by several of the businesses featured in this post. We love each and every item in this list! Shop LOCAL this holiday season!} When it comes to holiday shopping, may we suggest that you skip the mall in favor of supporting local? There are so many incredible [...]
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The One Thing I’m Doing Differently This Thanksgiving

Last year we hosted 12 people for Thanksgiving. This year our guest total will be 14,  all sleeping overnight in our house for several days. I’m not heavy breathing about it. Dare I say, I’m actually looking forward to it? I love to cook comfort food, so Thanksgiving is totally my jam. I love making […]

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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to the Month of November 2017

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the fall months are no different! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2017, we’ve been providing you with monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! Month #11 is a little more quiet with [...]
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Field to Fork Moms Night Out Recap with CommonGround

We had such an amazing night at our Field to Fork Moms Night event with CommonGround Minnesota! An evening filled with wine, music, delicious farm-to-table food, and making friends and learning from women in the farming industry.  Title Sponsor A huge thank you to our title sponsor, CommonGround Minnesota, for helping make this event a reality! CommonGround […]

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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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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to the Month of October 2017

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the fall months are no different! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2017, we’ve been providing you with monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! This is month #10, and it's packed with [...]
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Coffee: Happiness in a Mug

My husband recently questioned a common theme around motherhood… Cold coffee. And guess what ladies? He has a solution, and it’s something he wants me to share with all you coffee-reheating and coffee-slogan-wearing mamas (this includes me). A Thermos! I know, genius, right? No more reheating that darn cold coffee or complaining about forgetting it […]

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2nd Annual Family Fun Day Event Recap!

One of our passions at Twin Cities Moms Blog is to provide opportunities for moms and families to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for families in our community. While we are so thankful that our 2nd Annual Family Fun Day event was able [...]
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It’s Okay If You Don’t Like the Minnesota State Fair

I’ve met people over the years who approach me in whispered voice, “I’m sorry but I don’t like the Minnesota State Fair.” I’m a mom who loves food, the Minnesota State Fair and all things Minnesota. But I always respond to the Fair naysayers the same way, “It’s okay, you don’t have to like the […]

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2017 Family Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

It's almost time for Minnesota's biggest event of the summer. From the Giant Slide to the animal barns to your favorite foods on a stick, there is truly something for everyone to love at the Minnesota State Fair! We have all you need to know about how you can make the most of your family [...]
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