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The One Thing I Can Always Do

It took about thirty minutes of being a new mom to realize life with a child doesn’t always look like a rising progression of wonderful, rewarding achievements. Sometimes it looks like sweet, peaceful bliss. Yet, other times my spirit and home seem to have been blindsided by a gut-wrenching tempest, resulting in me feeling like […]

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Top Seven Tips to Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

{Disclosure: We’re excited to be partnering with Minnehaha Academy to bring you these tips on how to prepare your little one for Kindergarten!} “How can I help my child be ready for kindergarten?” is a question that we hear frequently from parents. We all want our children to be successful in school, and we’ve compiled […]

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Bloomington, United States - June 23, 2014: The entrance to the Mall of America. The Mall of America (MoA) is a shopping mall owned by the Triple Five Group.

Mall of America: Free Fun for Kids!

I probably take my kids on adventures about 2-3 times each week, especially during these long Minnesota winters. Makes me sounds like I’m Super Mom, right?! But here’s my secret… I’m lazy. Yep. No shame in my parenting game! If we stay home, three things always explode: Toys. Crumbs. Emotions. and in turn, my sanity. So […]

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Top 10 Toddler and Preschooler Products

Congratulations! You did it! You survived that first year with your baby, and boy, did time fly by! Your once tiny newborn is now mobile, learning to talk, and growing, growing, growing! It’s time to pack away all the baby stuff that you no longer need–bassinet, jumper, bouncy seat, infant car seat, bottles, bibs, burb […]

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7 Ready-To-Go Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. GULP! My parents usually host, but they’re in the midst of a remodel–new kitchen, dining room, and living room. Essentially every necessary Thanksgiving area is under construction. My parents, my oldest sister, and I all live within 3-5 miles of each other. Normally, this kind of thing would fall next to […]

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Your Grown Son Won’t Eat His Boogers (and Other Worries You Can Let Go)

Confession: When we left the hospital with our newborn son, I was convinced we were on the road to a royal mess up. How anyone thought we were capable of raising a baby – a living, breathing, completely-dependent-on-us-for-survival person – was insanity. There was so much we didn’t know. So much that could happen. What […]

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