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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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When You Need To Supplement Breastmilk

    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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Double Duty when Breastfeeding

    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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Tears and Triumphs of an Exclusive Pumper

    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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Your Career and the Courage to Breastfeed

  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 or […]

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Celebrating Breastfeeding Despite My Traumatic Birth

  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 or […]

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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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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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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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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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