Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson
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Rachel is one of those rare people who has never had a cup of coffee. She’s decided to start drinking coffee once she grows up. In the meantime, she gets her energy from the loves of her life: her husband of 10 years, 7 year-old son, and 2 year-old daughter. She also loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, the Thanksgiving holiday and the beauty of Minnesota. Rachel is a writer at heart and has built a career in corporate communications. The job closest to her heart is being a mom to her gregarious son and spirited daughter. As a Christian, Rachel aims to give and receive grace every day.

Saying Goodbye and Finding Hope

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My story is not unique. Like many women, I lost our baby during the first trimester of what was supposed to be a nine month pregnancy. Medically, my situation was common, routine and even...

Like a Boss: The Mom Resume

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  Being a mom a tough job. In addition to cooking, cleaning and day-to-day family care, it requires expertise in childhood development, nutrition, conflict resolution and so much more. The job is exhausting and demanding,...

2 AM

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Before kids, 2 AM belonged to me. It was a time for sleep - glorious, luxurious sleep that I took for granted. If I was awake to see the clock strike two, I was...

How a Paternity Leave Changed Our Family

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For the first few years of our children's lives, it's often all about mom. Our maternal instincts usually make us baby's preferred parent - the one who seemingly knows best. This was the mom...

Beat the Winter Blues: 9 Screen-Free Activities

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With ever growing snow banks, temps barely in the 20s (if we're lucky) and ice patches nearly everywhere, spring feels like a far off dream. Cabin fever has set in. The kids are bouncing...
Life with Two Kids: What I Wish I Would Have Known | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Life with Two Kids: What I Wish I Would Have Known

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It was early on the day of my daughter's two-week checkup, and we had an 8 a.m. appointment. I made the appointment in the hospital while I will still in a post-labor haze, and...
A Mom's Guide to Baby Playtime | Twin Cities Moms Blog

A Mom’s Guide to Baby Playtime

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It's a rare moment: My newborn is wide-eyed, content and looking at me expectantly. She looks like she's ready to do something outside of her normal routine of eating, sleeping, and cuddling. Often household...
Letting Go of the Perfect Christmas | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Letting Go of the Perfect Christmas

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  At this time of year, there are two types of people: Those who are giddy about the holidays and the rest of us. I fall into the second group.    In my house, December is a time...

Finding Joy in Waiting

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I sigh as I stare down at my growing belly. I am one day shy of being full-term but potentially have three weeks (or more) to go before I meet my baby. I'm playing...

Just You Wait

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When I was in my 20s, I worked with new parents who entertained the office with their parenting stories. Their tales of baby antics, food mishaps, and diaper fiascos brought laughter to the office. And...

My 2nd Pregnancy: What I Know (And What I Wish I Didn’t)

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"When are you due? You're huge!" At seven months, pregnant my co-worker's question made me laugh. I wasn't that big. (Was I?) Regardless, I didn't have the time to dwell on my growing size. There...

Tackling the Preschool Conundrum

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I don't like making decisions. I'm one of those people who hem and haws over big decisions, driving others slightly crazy with my incessant debate. Simply put: I'm scared of making the wrong decision....

My Best Advice: 6 Nuggets of Wisdom for Moms

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Advice is such a strange thing. It is often shared with us when we don't really want it, and then it can be absent when we desperately need guidance.  There are all different kinds...

I Hope You Remember

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The days are long, but the years are short.  If you are the parent of a young child, you've probably heard this phrase more times than you can count. This warning is often shared by...