Tammie

Tammie
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Tammie and her husband, Dave, are raising their four kids on a hobby farm just outside of Woodbury. During the week Tammie homeschools her crew and works as the church engagement director for a local nonprofit. On the weekends she stitches boo boos, sets broken bones, and saves the world from strep throat and stomach bugs as a Physician Assistant in a local emergency department. Tammie loves building community, encouraging others and is a passionate advocate for vulnerable children. She writes about matters of faith, life, and all this happy madness on her blog twentyshekels You can catch her on Facebook or catch a glimpse over at Instagram.

My Family Takes the Summer Off

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School is out. The sun is shining. And what does that mean? Summer is here! At our house this means we can look forward to endless days of absolutely nothing exciting to do. Yes, you read...

Why Should You Care About Foster Care?

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This is what I have decided after spending several years knee deep in the child welfare crisis: It’s easier not to know. I don’t want to know that 3500 kids are homeless in Minnesota every...

The Battle For Margin Is Worth It

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I never set out to be a teacher. I earned a biology degree for the sole purpose of looking good on a medical school application. But as graduation loomed, I decided that I was...

My Very First Makeover {Sponsored Post}

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We have partnered with Ficocello's of Woodbury to bring you a first-hand experience of a few of the fabulous services they offer. While this post is sponsored, all opinions & experiences are 100% our...

How I Turned Irritation into Gratitude

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She used to wake up barking. My daughter, that is. I'd hear her start in after her morning nap, woofing and yapping from her crib as she mimicked the two golden labs across the alleyway....

Never Underestimate the Power of an Apology

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It was the kind of morning when a mom can feel henpecked to death before she takes her first sip of coffee. I'd worked late in the emergency room the night before and fatigue...

Hey Moms, Let’s Watch Our Language

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These days we have unprecedented windows into each other's family lives. I see Instagram posts of happy families playing board games and tromping through apple orchards. I marvel at elaborate birthday cakes and intricate Halloween...

Are Your Kids Good Neighbors?

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When my kids were younger, they were fascinated with our neighbors. A dear couple of working professionals enthusiastically listened to my daughter's chatter over the fence on a daily basis. An elderly couple behind us...

Five Things Never to Say to a Homeschool Mom

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When I was growing up, it was a well-known fact that homeschoolers were weird. I didn't actually know anyone who homeschooled, but there was a homeschool family that walked past my school daily. So...

Three Surprising Benefits of Reading to Your Children

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{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are...

Just Say No to Hotels

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Staying in hotels with kids is no joke. Memories of hotel visits with my kids play like a movie highlight reel in my mind ... nursing a newborn in the hallway at 3AM, splashing in a...

Everything Those Moms Said is True

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I had a sense of deja vu as I pulled into the parking lot of the indoor playground. Rows and rows of minivans lined the spaces with a few SUV's thrown in for good...

Let’s Talk About Ticks

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When I was growing up, tick removal was fun for the whole family. If a tick was discovered on any of my siblings or cousins, everyone would gather around to watch a capable adult...

Child Abuse Prevention – Turning Outrage into Action

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It was a perfect winter night. I was settled on the couch cuddling my first baby. Pink and warm, just days old, she was perfection personified. Flurries swirled outside my window and my husband...