Amber Harder

Amber Harder
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Amber has lived in Minnesota her whole life, with a 4-year stint in Iowa for college (Go Norse!). She and her husband met while both trying to kayak for the first time. The kayaking didn’t go well, but their relationship did! They’ve been married for over 10 years and have four incredible children. Amber describes herself as a recovering perfectionist, unashamed introvert, and extremely empathetic. Her favorite moments are those rare ones during the day when time stands still and she can see with fresh eyes the amazing little people who call her mom.

What Are My Words Doing?

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Words have power. What we say can help or hurt, sometimes for far longer than we intend. Even though it was years ago now, I vividly remember the day that I realized how much power...

Hey, Wait Up!

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How long does it take you to leave the house? For some reason lately, it's taking my three kids and me longer and longer and longer to leave the house. My breaking point occurred...

Motherhood: A Thankless Job… Until Now

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Do you ever long for someone in your household to recognize something you've done - anything - and say thank you for it? It doesn't feel too promising that this will happen anytime soon...

The Day I Met My Daughter

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. January 24, 2012. An ordinary day for most, but for my husband and I, it was monumental. It was the day we met our daughter. The 30-month wait was over and we were...

How I Became a Mom: International Adoption

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With Mother's Day coming up, we're taking this week to share stories from our own Twin Cities Moms Blog Contributors on how they became mothers. We all have unique stories, and some of our stories are still...

How to Help a Struggling Reader

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I had the privilege of sitting down with our local Children's Librarian, Miss Margaret, to learn how libraries can help kids and families. I thought I was pretty library-savvy before, but I learned so...

Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy

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{Disclosure: We have partnered with Seasons Family Chiropractic to talk to you about both the benefits of seeing a prenatal chiropractor during pregnancy and the benefits for infants and children seeing a pediatric chiropractor. Some of...

Flu Season Survival Kit

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I remember March of last year. Not fondly. Our whole family got a nasty influenza bug and it took us out for weeks. The kids spiked scary high fevers and laid on the couch...

Let the Hard Stuff Be Hard

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{Photo credit: JohnD_22 via Visualhunt.com} I am in the final week of my pregnancy with our third child, and I gotta say, this hasn't been the easiest season. I'm definitely feeling pregnant. While it has...

I Took Away My Kids’ Toys

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Maybe you've heard of people who have done this - done away with all of their kids' toys. The motivations vary, but people do this and live to tell about it. I am now one of...

Caring for Your Future Self

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I don't know about you, but when it comes to caring for myself, I know I could do a lot better. Can you relate? I've heard the analogy that as a mom, you have to "put on...

I Don’t Drive a Minivan

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From the time our first child joined our family, my husband has been advocating for us to replace our mid-sized SUV with a minivan. Neither of us are strangers to the minivan; when he was...

Indoor Soccer Programs for Kids: What Made Me a Believer

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{Disclosure: We have partnered together with Lil' Kickers Twin Cities to bring you this sponsored review of their program. While this post is sponsored, the opinions expressed below are entirely our own. Lil’ Kickers Twin Cities...

A Day In the Life of a Homeschool Family

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Our family is embarking on two new things this year: our oldest is school-age and begins kindergarten this year (how is she that old already!?), and we have chosen to homeschool her for kindergarten....