Rachel Nevergall

Rachel Nevergall
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Rachel, the creative free-spirited one, met her husband, the organized practical one, discovered he was WAY better at cleaning the kitchen and realized he was one she should hang on to. Together they have three children born in three different states but since landing in their south Minneapolis neighborhood two years ago decided with the access to good ski trails, running paths and beach side picnics, this might just be their forever home. Rachel is the curator of family adventures, builder of epic train tracks, lover of all of the library books, and writer in the in-between. She shares about the confluence of her child development background and the realities of parenting on her blog.

Summer Books for Children You Need to Read Too

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It’s 4:00 on a warm and sunny afternoon. Another hour stands between me and when my co-pilot shows up to help me steer this ship to bedtime. This is when we need to shake...

On Three Siblings & One Room: Life Lessons

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I have a confession. Sometimes I daydream about having only one child. In reality, I have three children — three little joys that fill me with unlimited love. But while welcoming a third child allowed my...

I Learned Everything From “Sex and the City” & Motherhood

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As a person who has moved frequently in adulthood, I collect friends like I curate my wardrobe. I have mom friends and work friends, church friends and childhood friends. Friends I meet for coffee,...

We All Have a Part to Play in this Village

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Are either of you home? I want to drop some things off for work! Her text dings around 5:30 p.m., a group text to me and my husband. I was in the middle of cracking...

A Reverse Bucket List Birthday Tradition

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With our 6th birthday here at Twin Cities Mom Collective on the horizon, we are talking all things celebration this week! Join us right here as we commemorate this incredible, inspiring and thriving community...
An Introverted Mom's Holiday Survival Guide | Twin Cities Mom Collective

An Introvert’s Holiday Survival Guide

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I slumped into the rocking chair, settled my four month old into nursing, and then began to cry. I was so exhausted, in all the ways a new mom is exhausted - sleepless nights,...
Thanksgiving Series: Our Small but Magical Family Thanksgiving | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Thanksgiving Series: Our Small but Magical Family Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we asked several of our writers to tell us about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and stories. Whether a quiet affair at home, or a boisterous congregation of friends and extended...

Tell the Scary Stories Too

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"Mommy, tell me a story." It’s the latest bedtime stall tactic in our house. My body wants to say no, wants to claw my way out of this room, away from their needs, and clock...

On Fall Leaves, Baby Hairs, and Relief

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{Photo credit: Valeriia Miller of Pexels.com} I cried the first time I saw a fall leaf.  It was the beginning of September, only two months into calling Minnesota home. Our family had spent four years adventuring...

The Essential “Supply List” for the Mom Going “Back to School”

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She packs up the piles of school supplies dividing them into each backpack. The wide ruled paper empty and waiting for ideas. The crayons smelling like childhood. The pencils sharpened and ready to serve,...

The Many Stories We Tell

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I am a story teller. I weave words with images, tuck them into neat little squares on a grid. These are the stories I share with the world. You have these too. I see them...
What NOT to Pay Attention to This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog

What NOT to Pay Attention to This Summer

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I tiptoe down the stairs in the early morning like I usually do to gather a few extra moments alone. With the windows left open overnight the air is crisp but there is still...

Gardening Lessons Teach Us More Than Gardening

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She is wrist deep in the dirt, pushing it aside to make room for her plants. I watch her tickle the ends of the roots, just like I taught her, and like my mother...