Rachel Nevergall

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Rachel and her college sweetheart met in Indiana, spent early married life in Chicago, and now parent three children born in three different states, but since landing in their south Minneapolis neighborhood in 2017, 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, mixer of fancy cocktails, and writer in the in-between. You can read more from Rachel over on her blog blog or Instagram Squares.
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10 Best Audiobooks for Busy Moms this Summer

Ever since I was a kid, I've loved summer reading. I loved stepping into the ice-cold, air-conditioned library after a hot bike ride in the afternoon with the anticipation of the next Baby-Sitters Club...
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4 Spring Inspired Pitcher Cocktails to Serve to a Crowd

It starts with the sound of laughter through the open window as the light stretches later in the sky. Then the smell of grills being lit in the 5:00 hour. Before long, you've pulled...

Building a Playhouse – A Guide for Beginners

When we moved into our South Minneapolis home five years ago, our children, five and two at the time, only had one request–a treehouse. So imagine their disdain when they arrived at our new...

Ladies of the New Class of Motherhood

In 1999, I was just entering my final year of high school. Graduation was all my fellow classmates and I had on our minds. And The Sunscreen song. Baz Luhrmann set an essay by Mary...
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When Pretend Play Feels Like Torture

We all know that it is important to encourage pretend play with our children. Children learn so much from these role play type activities. However, from a parent's point of view, playing pretend can...
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A Love Letter to the Guy Who Brings My Groceries to My Car

I don’t know how to tell you this, but…I think I’m in love with you. I’m thinking this as I pull up to the parking lot and park my car. I send the message to...
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10 Reasons to Eat More Soup in January + Best Soups to Try!

The temps have dropped below zero here in Minnesota. And just in case you needed any more excuses here are 10 reasons to eat more soup in January.  Currently, as I prepare this, my family...
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Experience Gifts – It’s All in the Delivery

Parents can sometimes shy away from giving experience gifts because they lack the wow factor of the hottest new toy. However, with a little effort, experience gifts can get the same reaction as that...
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On Preserving Gardens and Memories

In the quiet hours of a mid-October morning, I notice my children momentarily distracted by play. I slide my bare feet into the red galoshes sitting by the door and sneak outside before anyone...
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Let Them Be Little

He was three, Elliott, my middle child, standing at the base of a trunk as wide as a hula hoop, feet on the ground, eyes gazing up, equal parts envy and wonder, at the...
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This is Why We Travel with Kids

Dark cloudy skies threaten to rain out our anticipated plans. My husband, three children, and I cram into our Subaru to climb into the mountains of the Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado....

How to Survive a Family Camping Trip, and Do it Again

Nothing says summer like a night spent under the stars. A family camping trip is always a good idea... an even better one if you are fully prepared. Take time to learn and implement...

Seven Tips to Become a One Car Family

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...
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Eight Gentle Parenting Lessons from Coach Ted Lasso

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...