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Built in date nights are one of the benefits of being a mom (and dad!) within a blended family.  On Thursday and Friday nights, our kids are always with their other parents, so we have no pangs of guilt...
Attaining beautiful inside cupboards.  We've all seen the dream kitchens and pantries that are lined with glass jars filled with colorful grains and seeds and pastas.  Everything about those images appears so romantic.  Waking in the morning and pouring...
Let's say you're seventeen. And some of you might be. Can you envision yourself as a GRANDMOTHER? Of course not. Not at seventeen, and maybe not at any age for that matter. Until it happens. You're rather hit upside the head. Taken one in the gut. Gobsmacked. But when it...
I'll never forget that moment when I suddenly "got it." As I stared for hours on end at my newborn baby boy, I remember also spending a good chunk of that day feeling like I was now part of...
You might say that we spoiled our family this year by taking them for a two week vacation to Costa Rica(But I would say that it was a family vacation about five years overdue). My takeaways from our trip...
To the mama who has just had one of those days: Today, my two year old did not take a nap. Oh, he was in his crib for three hours, but not sleeping. He alternated between wailing, playing, reading, and...
  I have good news! Travel doesn't have to end once you have children! One reason that my husband and I waited nearly 5 years to have children after we got married was because we weren't ready to give up travel....
{ This is a sponsored post on behalf of Arijai written by Suzanne at Twin Cities Moms Blog.} Last Spring I celebrated one of those monumental birthdays.  You know the ones where you better make a big deal out of it, or your...
It's amazing to me to watch how much my son, Eli has grown from month to month - sometimes I'll walk into his nursery and I swear he has changed overnight! Because babies change so fast, it's becoming pretty...
So it's the middle of January and I am writing to you from my living room, sitting on my couch NEXT TO MY CHRISTMAS TREE! I know some of you have had your Christmas decorations put away since December...
Most moms will agree that when it comes to parenting (and especially to mothering), advice, opinions and friendly suggestions can often turn into debate and sometimes heated dialogue. I get it. These are important topics that are fueled by...
When I started using cloth diapers in 2009, I had no idea the way it would "green" up my life. Suddenly, the simple change that I was making to use cloth diapers on my son's cute little bum opened...
The reason I call this life changing is because you will be absolutely amazed at how simple, fast and delicious this family favorite is. I would have to say this is one of the most common recipes I am...
One year, my oldest daughter (who apparently has a lot of friends) got invited to 24 birthday parties. 24. That's a whole lot of partying. And it meant I had a decision to make. Go broke - or get to DIYing. I chose the...

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2022 Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

It's almost time for Minnesota's biggest event of the summer. From the Giant Slide to the animal barns to your favorite foods on a...