Now more than ever, the need to take care of YOU exists! For almost a year, we’ve been navigating a sea of stress that’s separate from even our regular pressures and pains of daily life. We’ve been forced to...
An entire world opened up for me when I admitted I couldn’t and didn’t need to do it all. When I had the courage to come off my pride and ask for help, I found space and margin for...
I love leggings. I used to be freaked out by them. The way they hugged my curves, highlighted my mom-butt, and left nothing a mystery about the diameter and circumference of my thighs. But since I’ve been working from...
Am I the only one who feels as though setting resolutions feels a little too much right now? To be honest, I feel that every year. Resolutions and choosing a word and all that “new year, new me” talk has...
Hello Ladies, As a retired hairstylist, I am always on the prowl for those great styling products that will help keep our hair healthy and beautiful. (Although, I  can't help but laugh while calling myself "retired" because I am simply...
There is no question 2020 was challenging in many ways. And those challenges are far from behind us. But it also provided a meaningful lesson… focus on what you CAN control. Like many, last year was about resiliency, the ability...
Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday to us! And that US includes YOU. Today marks SEVEN years since the launch of Twin Cities Mom Collective! Last year, community looked quite different, but it reinforced our mission and our...
We are so happy that you’re involved as a member of one of our Neighborhood Groups! We’d appreciate you taking a moment to fill out the brief survey below to let us know how these groups are working for you....
Minnesota Moms, winter is well underway and with so much of our time being spent indoors we need activities for our homebound kiddos. The problem? Most indoor activities require set up. And I’m sorry, but Pinterest and your “fun...
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 it with champagne and confetti...
Kuumba. Kujichagulia. Mkeka. Kinara. “Habari Gani?” These are all terms I recall teaching my students during my years as a classroom teacher as we explored holidays and cultural traditions around the world. Since then, though I still honor Kwanzaa through...
To my youngest, during her first Christmas Season, Every year, in December, families around the world join in some of the most incredible displays of holidays and traditions, with our family celebrating Christmas. This year will be your first, yet...
2020 has been a rollercoaster that we all desperately want off of. In fact, I think I might never ride a ride again. Maybe I’ll just stick to the snacks and that game you throw balls into fish bowls....
Nothing reminds me of home as much as the smell of ______. What would you say? My answer is: books! I have been surrounded by books for as long as I can remember because book shops were the family...

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An entire world opened up for me when I admitted I couldn’t and didn’t need to do it all. When I had the courage...

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