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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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Why Moms Need the Enneagram

In ninth grade, I gave a speech about the Myers-Briggs personality typing system. I enjoyed giving the speech so much that I, a relatively shy 14-year old, won speaker of the day. Personality assessments abound, and I’m fascinated by them: StrengthsFinder, spiritual gifts assessments, the Four Temperaments, the DISC assessment, the Highly Sensitive Person test, […]

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Why Being Pregnant in the Summer is Surprisingly Awesome

When I tell people I’m due in late August, I see the shock and pity in their eyes. Seriously, you’d think I’d just told them I was having a baby on Christmas or something (oops – did that, too). I get that being pregnant – really pregnant – in the heart of the summer has […]

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I Am A Twin Cities Mom: Anahita Champion

Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Anahita Champion, a Twin Cities On-Air Host, Event Correspondent & Brand Strategist, and the current title holder of Mrs. Saint Paul, running for Mrs. Minnesota America 2018 on June 23. She is a wifey, mommy to a sweet and sassy two-year old girl and […]

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Lift, Love, Mom, Repeat.

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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Staying Home is Boring

Nothing puts me on the defensive faster than being asked, “Don’t you get bored?” My mind starts to race as I think: Bored?!? Are you out of your mind, of course not!!! Making food, serving food, picking up food, cleaning sticky hands and faces, wiping down furniture, countertops, floors, and little butts, doing loads of […]

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Have You Childproofed Your Career?

Your first born is on their way. In your excitement, you prepare your home with care. Many meticulous hours on Pinterest and Etsy combine to create the cutest and most welcoming environment. You crowd source non-toxic diaper cream, change your diet and spend months immersed in mom’s groups on how to blissfully bond with your […]

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Overcoming Postpartum Depression

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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