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Letting Go of Picture Perfect

In this age of Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and a million photo apps with fun filters, many of us are trying to make each picture… perfect. I am always trying to make my pictures look better. Who doesn’t want to look their best and share how adorable their kids are with the world? Guilty as charged […]

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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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Some Truths About Midlife and a Big Fat Lie

{Photo credit: Melissa Soto Photography} If I thought my twenties went by fast, I was woefully unprepared for the warp speed at which my thirties would go by. I attribute my twenties passing quickly to too many late nights, too many bottles of wine and too many first dates with Mr. Right at the Moment. […]

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Thriving Through a Layoff: Toddler Teachable Moments

DAY 3 My 16-month old knows something is wrong. She’s right, but how can she possibly know that? DAY 1 12:38 pm – I’m called into a conference room with two of my colleagues, and there’s a box of tissues on the table. My breath catches in my chest as I hear things like “restructuring” […]

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Confessions of a Library Nerd: 7 Hidden Library Gems

I am a self-proclaimed library nerd. I have my library card number memorized, I visit my library’s website and app at least once a week, and my queue of reserved books usually has at least 10 books on it. As a mom, I’m intimately familiar with the invaluable resources the library offers. Story times, DVDs, […]

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