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Indoor Fun for the Family

My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter in Minnesota. Lest I have a great deal of experience from which to write about indoor […]

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When McDonald’s Man Marries Mississippi Market Woman

I think way too much about food. Maybe it’s because I am the main grocery-shopper and menu-planner and food-maker for my family of 6. Maybe it’s because I am always planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, baking or cleaning up food. But food is an all-consuming part of my life. (Pun intended.) As my soon-to-be-husband and I […]

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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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Motherhood: The Most Empowering Part of My Life

When it comes to empowering women today, career ambitions often take center stage. Ask a young girl what she wants to be when she grows up, and we applaud answers like “a scientist,” “a doctor” or “a lawyer.” What about an answer like “a mother” or “a wife?” In our haste to make sure women […]

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