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When In Doubt, Act First

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The one thing I want you to know and remember: If ever something catches your attention and sparks concern, don’t think, just act! This might seem like a strange statement to start a post with...

I Visited The Quietest Place On Earth

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This is not sponsored, but instead a motherhood public service announcement... I visited the quietest place on earth. Because some days, my soul longs for quiet. A chance to catch my breath, think an...
Professional Dress in a Casual World: Judgment in the Workplace | Twin Cities Mom Collective

My Style: I Was Judged in the Workplace

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I recently received critical feedback about my professional dress at work. Now let me take a step back and set the stage. I’m 35 years old, a mom and a working professional. Over the...

I Remember (A Mother’s Day Tribute)

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Moms teach us all sorts of things... I’m not the first person to share that I remember my mom teaching me some of life’s most basic lessons and skills... I remember in pre-school when she...

I Let Dad Handle Bedtime

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I am convinced the worst time of the day for any mom is bedtime. Not your bedtime, no, that’s heaven on earth. No, I mean your child’s bedtime. At least, that’s how it is...
My 5-Year-Old’s Eye Patch Adventure | Twin Cities Moms Blog

My 5-Year-Old’s Eye Patch Adventure

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This past fall, my mom and my sister both visited our home and individually shared that they had noticed that our 5-year-old son, Henry, was crossing his eyes. Yet I knew my kid better...

Second Time Around Is Nothing like the First

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When you have your first baby, so much time is focused on preparing for the delivery. You read the books and go to the classes. You have it in your head exactly how you...

The Food Coloring Rescue/Fail

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The birds have started singing and the temps are slowly rising, but I still don’t think the mountain of snow in the middle of our cul-de-sac will melt till June. February of 2019 was...

Mary Poppins Is My New Role Model

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She flew into town courtesy of an umbrella. She pulled an entire room’s worth of decorations and useful items from her carpet bag, and she danced with abandon on the precarious rooftops of London-...

I Teach My Kids to Talk to Strangers

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My kids are only 3 and 4 years old so in the parenting world, I’m kind of a rookie. I get it. But I heard someone say to their child recently, “Don’t talk to...
Maybe I Just Need to Make the Table Longer | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Maybe I Just Need to Make the Table Longer

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It is a typical Monday evening and already I am mentally counting down the minutes to bedtime. I’m feeling overwhelmed. Is that an overused word? In my exhausted mom of three brain, balancing the various...

Making Tough Decisions About Remaining IVF Embryos

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Having a baby did not come easy for me and my husband. We spent years in and out of procedures that all had the small promise of parenthood one day.  Fail after fail, we...

How to Be an Allergy Mom for Halloween

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Yay! It’s that time of year again - the time of year for candy to be everywhere. That’s the whole point of Halloween, isn’t it? Get as much candy as humanly possible. It freaks...

You Don’t Have to Be a Soccer Mom Yet

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We had just settled into the first few weeks of school for my older son, who is in Kindergarten.  I was starting to feel like things were calming down with that transition.  During a...