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Mud Pies and Other Things That Terrify Me

I will be the first to admit that I do not care for sticky, messy, dirty, or slimy things. My mom tells the story of when I was a little kid in ECFE and I would stand at a distance, watching the other kids doing the activities. I was perfectly happy to watch and not […]

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A Weekend Getaway in Eau Claire

Two of our contributors got to experience a weekend getaway experience provided by our sponsors at Visit Eau Claire. We are so grateful for their partnership and appreciate them accommodating our writers. Only an hour and a half from the Twin Cities lies the vibrant city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Nestled on the Chippewa River, […]

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Exercise Because You Love Yourself

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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Diary of a First Trimester

The first trimester can be miserable – and not just because of the physical symptoms. It can feel scary and isolating. And, IMHO, like your brain is going gangbusters and you’re trapped in a bubble with your thoughts swirling around making you dizzy because you can’t tell anyone yet and oops, you just gagged again. […]

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Why Our Family Celebrates Pride Month

June is my favorite month of the year. Sure June is summer, warmth, sunshine and fun, but the reason I love June is because June is Pride Month.  Our little family has grown by a member in the past month; we are now a family of four – two moms and two daughters. I know […]

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Capsule Wardrobes – What, Why, and How

Have you heard people buzzing about capsule wardrobes? If not, let me explain using a classic movie scene. What movie? Clueless. Yes, you heard me right. Remember that scene where Cher was deciding what to wear to school? You know the scene…the one where she walks into her super-high-tech closet…uses a computer program to select […]

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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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Appreciating the Great Outdoors in Minnesota

After a long, tortuous winter, summer is finally upon us. And for Minnesotans, that means one thing: getting outside. June is National Great Outdoors month. I doubt any of us Minnesotans need to be reminded to enjoy the outdoors. At least, not during these precious few months when the weather is actually tolerable. It’s during […]

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Ticks—The Small But Mighty Predators

Enjoying the outdoors during summertime in Minnesota can sometimes lead to our children getting unwanted bug bites or stings. Dr. Carolyn McClain, MD, from our partners at The Urgency Room is here to give us tips on how to protect our families from ticks and insect-borne diseases this summer. Minnesota has been named among the […]

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