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.

Learning to Dance in the Rain

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Hanging near the entryway of my house is a wooden sign with this saying written on it: I received this gift in my early 20s. At the time, I imagined myself embracing the "rain" of life's...

A Tribute to the Potty Training Mom

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“Wow, Momma, that was a BIG poopie! Good job.” My son loudly offered me this praise in the Target bathroom. At the beginning of potty training, this comment would have thoroughly embarrassed me. But now,...
The 4th Birthday Blues | Twin Cities Moms Blog

The 4th Birthday Blues

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I thought I had another year. One more year before my toddler turned into a little boy.  My son recently turned four, and I was caught off guard by the significance of this age. His...

My Top 9 Mom Hacks

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I love mom hacks. I love the simple shortcuts we take to make chores easier, kids listen better and days flow smoother. Life is too short and too busy to do things the hard...

Finding Love in the Chaos

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Do you ever marvel at all the time you and your partner had before you were parents? There was time to focus on each other. To go on spontaneous dates, leisurely eat meals and...

2018: The Year of Dumb Goals

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{Photo credit: Haley Powers} Welcome to 2018! It's a new year, and with it comes new goals and ambitions. While New Year's resolutions are a bit cliché, I like them because they give me the motivation...

Awkward Family Photos: Loving the Imperfect

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"Say cheese!  Please stop moving for just a second.  Now look here.  Smile.  No, give me a nice smile.  That was too quick; I didn't get it.  Let's try again.  Backup - you're too close to me.  Ok, now smile.  Cheeeese!! That wasn't a...

Motherhood: Acceptance and Perseverance

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Motherhood is a balancing act. We're constantly navigating the extremes of parenthood, finding our place between worry and nonchalance, planning and spontaneity, protecting and letting go. Motherhood is a continual evaluation and renegotiation between accepting...

Confessions of a Library Nerd: 7 Hidden Library Gems

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I am a self-proclaimed library nerd. I have my library card number memorized, I visit my library’s website and app at least once a week, and my queue of reserved books usually has at...

Why I Needed a Parenting Coach

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I’ve always known that parenting was going to be hard. Seasoned parents are often quick to point out this reality with new parents. But I figured that if I read enough parenting books, applied...
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An Introvert’s Guide to Defusing Tantrums

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From the top of my head to the bottom of my toes, I am an introvert. Solo activities like reading, journaling and scrapbooking not only recharge my batteries, but also bring me immense joy....