I didn’t realize it at the time, but once we started our family and had to be more mindful of our spending, I began my practice of gratitude. When I was thankful for what I had, it was easier...
Summer is in full swing, which means longer days, warmer weather, and a great opportunity to create lifelong memories with your family. Try these fun, easy activities with your children this summer and keep the traditions going for years...
For me, childhood summers were carefree.  They were run wild in the neighborhood, stay out till the dinner-bell rang kind of carefree.  They were filled with all the neighbor kids playing kick-the-can in our backyard and popsicles melting on our chins...
I was 26 when I first found out that I had melanoma. My dermatologist called me with biopsy results and I instantly knew it wasn't good news. A few days earlier, the dermatologist had removed the teeniest, tiniest little...
We all have one thing we can agree on: music is awesome! It really is one of the only universal languages on this earth. A melody can be linked to a specific memory from many years ago. A tune...
Screen-free week, what's the big deal?  We could do that easily if we wanted to, I just don't want to.  We're fine with our balance.  I grew up watching hours of TV and I'm fine...  Those are the things...
Screen-time and survival mode, they go hand in hand right?  Sick?  Let them watch TV!  New baby?  Let them watch TV!  Rainy day?  Let them watch TV!  Work deadline?  Let them watch TV!  Trying to make a nice dinner? ...
. Going back to work after maternity leave is bittersweet at best. At worst, it’s a total emotional and logistical trainwreck. For me, twice, it was a little bit of everything, all at once, in ill-fitting work clothes on not...
If you’ve ever gotten a letter from the school nurse that says, “A student in your child’s classroom has lice,” then you know the feeling of dread this can instantly cause in the hearts of even the least squeamish...
Summer will be here before we know it! Now is the time to find a summer camp your child can be part of during the summer months. The Twin Cities has a lot to offer your family, including academic...
I get a lot of questions from moms about various myths related to ear pain and infections, so today we’ll tackle the most common questions I hear. I hope you find them helpful. Myth 1: All ear pain is from...

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I saw indicators early in my little girl's life.  During her second winter, the first one where she could walk through the snow, she had to stop frequently to dust the tiniest of snowflakes off her boots.  Her vision...
It was early on the day of my daughter's two-week checkup, and we had an 8 a.m. appointment. I made the appointment in the hospital while I will still in a post-labor haze, and I hadn't yet realized how...
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I parented too many years without knowing the agony of caring for a child with an ear infection. Now it was time to pay my dues. My 3-year-old son seemed uncomfortable when I put him to bed, and the...

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