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By the Light of the Baby Monitor Moon

Since his birth, I have curled up with him in our rocking chair. Hours – too numerous to count – have been consumed coupled in wonder and frustration. His first smiles and giggles, the frequent protests in refusal to sleep. Together we watched each other cry, a silent exchange of understood perception. We experienced a […]

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Back To School Meal Prep Tips & Tricks | Twin Cities Moms Blog

My Secret to Back-to-School Sanity: Meal Prep Tips & Tricks

Our partners at Driscoll’s know the importance of feeding our families healthy and nutritious food, even during the busiest seasons of life. Read on for suggestions from our contributor Monica, in partnership with Driscoll’s, on how you can take the stress out of meal planning this fall by utilizing some tips and tricks in your […]

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My Kids Don’t All Attend the Same Elementary School

The twins are entering the realm of Kindergarten this year, but it won’t be at the same elementary school as our oldest, Davis. My husband and I had been looking forward to the day that all three kids would be in school together and imagining the interactions they would have when seeing each other in […]

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#HomeschoolLife

I was homeschooled during those dreaded middle school years. I heard they were rough. I got to completely bypass them as I was homeschooled for three years during that whole timeframe of my life. I played sports at the local middle school and I remember one day, the popular girls came up to me and […]

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When Mom Goes Back to School: Lessons I’ve Learned

Do you know who hangs out at your local Starbucks at 5am on Saturday and Sunday mornings? Friendly retirees reading their papers, an overworked professional catching up on emails, a couple of nurses chatting after their night shift, and me…the working mom and student cramming a week’s worth of homework into a few precious early […]

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It’s Your Summer Too

Remember what summers were like pre-children? Yeah, I know, it’s a little foggy for me too. What I do remember is that they seemed to last forever. We weren’t bound by the end and start of school. The first warm day of May signified the start of shorts and flip flop season. It would last […]

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Where to Really Find the Time to Work Out

I was a religious morning worker-outer B.C. (before child). But A.C., the logistics of getting a tiny human and myself out the door, an unfortunately loud shower pipe that shares a wall with said human’s bedroom and swapping workout time with my husband keep me from the blissful 5 a.m. runs I used to love. […]

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Staying Connected to Your Partner

Father’s Day is Sunday, and if you have a partner and forgot about them, you’re not alone. Between work, side hustles, kids’ activities, and friends and family events, we’re sometimes (most of the time) ships in the night. Our deepest conversations are often about who’s picking up the kids, what’s for dinner, and when the toddler […]

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Helpful Ways to Take the Chaos Out of Weekday Mornings

You know calm and organized are not in your wheelhouse for your morning routine, but what just happened, will never happen again, you tell yourself. You had to tell your kids to put on their clothes, shoes, and jackets at least five times. You yelled. You were late to work. You didn’t have time to make […]

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Provider Appreciation Day: A Special Note of Thanks to All the Daycare Providers

It takes a very special person with a big heart to be a daycare provider. Daycare providers work long hours and switch between multiple jobs throughout the day such as teacher, nurturer, nose wiper, disciplinarian, butt wiper, cook, cleaner, baby whisperer, doing paperwork… the list could go on and on. The thing that always amazes […]

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Let's Talk Food with CommonGround | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Finding CommonGround: Let’s Talk Food Together

We would love to introduce you to our partners at CommonGround! This group of women farmers share information and answer questions about food and farming from a wide variety of perspectives. Read as CommonGround’s Kristie Swenson gives her personal story about how farming has impacted her and her family’s lives and how CommonGround can answer […]

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