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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to September 2018

    There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these September activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. September 1-2September 3-9September 10-16September 17-23September 24-30Fun RunsKids Consignment SalesSpecial NeedsOngoing EventsSeptember [...]
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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to August 2018

  There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these August activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. August 1-5August 6-12August 13-19August 20-31Fun RunsKids Consignment SalesSpecial NeedsOngoing EventsAugust 1-5 July [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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Nurture the Skin You’re In

{Photo credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} “Throwback Thursday” – ugh! It’s even worse as a hashtag: #TBT. Looking at old photos of myself is a blunt reminder that any ounce of style or grace I now have was hard-earned. Every old photo evidences past mistakes: barrel bangs, blonde streaks, flannel shorts, head-gear, awkward poses. Throughout my cringe-worthy judgment lapses, […]

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Strong Women Raise Strong Babies

{Photo Credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} “I do.” My baby sister got married last weekend. My new brother in-law works hard and loves big. He’s adventurous and determined. Growing up, he had strong role models in his mom, aunt, and grandmother. My sister, petite as she is, is a strong-willed, stubborn woman with grit to spare. Though, she […]

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Join Dove and Learn to #SpeakBeautiful- Only at Target

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.} Leadership, inspiring, for the love of basketball. Just a few things that come to mind when we got the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Lynx game and participate in the We Are Women event sponsored by Dove. Even though I have three young […]

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A Lice Party

Lice. Oh how that one word can make your head crawl and itch. A few weeks ago my sleepy, blonde-headed baby walked into the kitchen and stated. “My head is itchy.” Alarmed, my husband and I exchanged a cringe-worthy look. I’ll be honest. Initially, panic flooded us both. You see, years ago we lived in […]

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