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.

Seven Tips to Become a One Car Family

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How many cars does your family have? Two is typical, but what if being a one-car family makes more sense? She sat there alone for months. No one with which to run errands. No one...

Eight Gentle Parenting Lessons from Coach Ted Lasso

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I’ve never liked the way we label ourselves as parents. It’s difficult enough for me to pick a team when I make my March Madness brackets. As a new parent, the idea of choosing...

What Happens to the Memories When They Run Out?

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I remember that day clearly, like I remember all the other important milestones. Dinner dishes still sat on the table with spaghetti sauce scraped across the plates. Now that it was early November, the...

My Favorite Toddler Television Show: And What It Taught Me About My Mom Friends

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“Another show?” My two year old, Leo, looks up at me through his floppy post nap bed head. His chubby fist reaches for another handful of goldfish crackers and raisins from the blue plastic...

Cocktail Recipes: Let’s Party Like It’s 2005

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“Who wants wine?” I yell down the hallway of the two flat apartment I share with my roommates. Three voices in unison shout back “me!” Balancing four wine glasses in one hand and a bottle...

Bring Magic to the Ordinary Days Too

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It’s New Years Day and I’m sensing the return of that old familiar feeling: melancholy.  Is it the song? Auld Lang Syne? I know it’s a song about friendships. And I know we always pair...

When It’s Dark at Christmas

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There are scenes from various Christmas movies that bring me to tears every year no matter how many times I watch them. There is the part in White Christmas when they open the doors...

Stop Putting Yourself into the Margins

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It’s early on a Tuesday morning. My children are awake which means it’s time for me to clock in. But today, I’m trying something new. I set my children up at the table with a...

Cozy and Fabulous Fall Fashion for your At-Home Lifestyle

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If you could see me right now you would not feel compelled to trust me with this fall fashion edit. Let’s use the iconic Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City fame to paint a...

When You Give a Mom a Canceled State Fair

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The first trigger will be the hint of a season change. It will come around the time the summer flowers begin to crisp on the edges. Tomato plants will hang heavy with ripe fruits. Maybe...

Maybe Running Together Made Me Stronger

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With my running shoes in hand, I tiptoe out the front door, closing it gently so as not to wake the napping house. It is early but already the sun creeps from behind the...

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,...