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A Letter to My (More) Rested Self

Hey there. I’ve noticed you have been looking a little bit more rested lately so I wanted to have a chat before too much time has passed. I didn’t want you to be so wrapped up in doing things like learning new hobbies, spending time with friends, enjoying your life, etc. that you forget what […]

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Thou Art Exhausted – Keep Pumping On

    August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and we have a special extended line up for you! Our writers will share their triumphs and tears through their personal recollections of making sure their babies are fed, be it through breastfeeding or supplementation. We hope you connect with these experiences by picking up a few tips […]

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The Tired Mama That CAN!

Monotony. It’s a big part of parenting. We live by our routines and adhere to the tiring repetition we often feel bound by. I have a vivid memory of when my girls were babies. It involves words running through my head in a zombie-like posture, “wake, feed, burb, wrap, snuggle, rock, sleep, repeat”. Most days […]

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Tired of Sleepless Nights? Call the Consultant

A chronic lack of sleep, that is when you have crossed the threshold into parenthood. From the minute your precious little one arrives the deprivation begins and for many, sleep remains elusive well into preschool. While in the hospital, mothers are drilled by lactation consultants on latch, positioning and nipple confusion. The pediatrician signs off […]

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Welcome To The Parenthood Club

It sounds cliche, but it’s true: Before you become a parent, you really have no idea what you’re in for. No amount of research can prepare you for the real thing. Even if you have a brood of nieces and nephews or nannied dozens of kids, it’s different having your own. As someone with embarassingly […]

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Alone Time

I don’t do “alone.”  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side of people-pleaser, desperate to perform and be affirmed.  But here’s the catch: I have had a […]

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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in ECFE

As my oldest is on the brink of kindergarten, I can’t help but reflect on these past five years of her early childhood education, while looking forward to the future years (although they could slow down a bit). One of the many reasons my husband and I decided to raise our family in Minnesota was the […]

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