Daci Platt

Daci Platt
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After spending almost twenty years of her life in Louisiana, Daci decided she wanted to experience her eyelashes freezing. Four years later, she and her husband feel right at home in South Minneapolis. In February of 2015, they welcomed a baby girl who makes all of their Twin Cities adventures—from walks around the lake to rooftop drag brunches—that much sweeter. Daci is a communications manager at a non-profit and, in her spare time, runs into yoga classes three minutes late, convinces her friends to attend obscure concerts, recites The Very Hungry Caterpillar in her sleep, and thinks about writing in her blog at dacijaye.com.

Becoming a Mom Ruined Entertainment

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I used to enjoy watching TV. I used to love reading. And I used to enjoy an occasional night at the movies.    Until I had a baby.    This isn’t your standard rant about never having time for...

When You Don’t Have a Christmas Tree

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“What are you doing for Chanukah this year?”   I kind of hate this question, if only because I never have a good answer. “Lighting some candles and being forced to listen to Adam Sandler again,”...

A Letter to My Daughter about Monsters

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It was recently Halloween and you’re really into monsters right now.   Mostly silly ones—fluffy pink things, with one big eye and furry claws. “A monster is coming,” you’ll tell me, eyes widening. “He’s going to eat you!”   That’s...

A Guide to the Jewish High Holidays

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The state fair is over. You wore a cardigan yesterday. TARGET HAS HALLOWEEN CANDY.   The holidays are officially here.    Time to break out grandma’s brisket recipe and muster up enthusiasm for apples and honey. Time to source your s’chach* and try...

I’m Sorry for All the Ways I’ve Failed as a Mom

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I’m sorry for all of my failings as a mother. Here they are in no particular order: I'm sorry for dressing you in an outfit your dad said looked like "something a seal would wear...

Anxiety, Free with Motherhood

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{Photo credit: The Jadeite Shutter}   One day last week, raindrops blurred our windows, Kleenex littered our house, and I decided it was time for my two-year old to watch her first movie.   To be honest, I’m not...

Three for Her, Three for Me: Let’s Go to the Library

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I’ve been a fan of the library since my elementary school gave out shiny "BOOK IT" buttons to the top readers. The library was there for me when my only friends were named Kristy,...

Black History Month: 16 Moms Who Inspire Us

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In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a list of mothers and women who inspire us -- not just this month, but every day.  Audre Lorde, poet (1934-1992)  How the days went while you were blooming...

If A Fashion Magazine Interviewed My Toddler

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  While reading the celebrity interview in the latest issue of Vogue, I had a bizarre thought: what would such an interview look like with my daughter, Rue?   Rue is seven minutes late to the restaurant, but when...

5 Tips to Start Writing about Motherhood in 2017

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Someone once told me the days are long, but the years are short.  By someone, I mean literally every mother I've ever met. My daughter turns two next month, and I'm going to say something revolutionary: these...

Here’s To You, Mom Crush

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I have a crush. But I don’t want to date her, I want to be her. (Is that still called a crush?) We take our toddlers to the same daycare, and our paths often cross first thing...

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Parent (for real this time)

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I know, I know. Articles like this one are clogging up your news feed, claiming to be the real, true, insider secrets of becoming a parent. No one tells you these things, they say, but...

Minneapolis Mural Hop

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A month ago, I took my daughter on an excursion she's still talking about. Seriously - this kid can barely remember her dog's name, but every day she talks about how we took the "choo choo"...

First Birthday Present: DIY Board Book

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photo credit: Bri-licious Photography  I was so over throwing a first birthday party the moment another mom judged me in line at an ice cream shop. We were both holding almost-one-year-olds and started chatting about...