Life has looked different for many months. Whether working from home, caring for children, supporting distance learning or some combination of the above, there is little time to be alone or take care of yourself. As we continue to...
We want to connect moms who are seeking help to resources within our community that can provide hope. Below are several organizations that can help with issues related to abuse and depression. "So please reach out. Connect with that mom sitting...
Adefris & Toppin Women’s Specialists |  1875 Woodwinds Drive, Suite 110, Woodbury, MN 55125 Associates in Women’s Health | 6565 France Ave S #200, Edina, MN 55435 Clinic Sofia | 15679 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Comprehensive Healthcare for Women | 1687 Woodlane Drive, Suite 101, Woodbury, MN 55125 Diamond...
Over the past few years, my family has transitioned to eating less meat. For various reasons: we know a diet filled with plants offers many health benefits compared to one that is heavy in (especially processed) meat. We know...
  I don’t know about you, but the last few months have been out of the ordinary. From a bout of Influenza B in February that lasted weeks and affected the entire family to the uncertain and unexpected times we...
With the evolving news on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we know young children are seeing things on TV and/or overhearing conversations which might be frightening or confusing to them. Here are some ideas about responding to children’s questions and concerns...
It's really important to us that you feel cared for in the middle of all that you're doing to take care of your family. Moms do a lot of looking out for others in their home, and with that...
Move over March Madness... March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Blue ribbons and cute little memes about butts will flood social media. The least sexiest of cancers, but the second deadliest. And yet it is preventable by early screening. I...
Maternal health is something you often don’t think about until after the fact. You prepare for baby, buy everything you need (and more), and perhaps even ask family and friends to help after the baby arrives. But it is...

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I have always been a morning person. I love waking up before my family, grabbing my hot cup of coffee and, with pen in hand, opening up my journal. I enjoy getting my mind focused before the daily hustle...
  National Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to combat society's beauty standards, promote self-acceptance and to change the dialogue not just for ourselves, but for our children. The movement begins this week, from February 24 thru March 1. Here is...
  First of all, Give Kids A Smile Day is WAY more than you might think. I literally thought it was just how it sounds - a day to give kids a smile, spread joy, let them know that everything's...
Weight gain is such a complex and personal thing. There are emotional, economical, and health factors that make it an extremely difficult life event; and that goes for anyone and everyone. Now you become a mom and then you...
"You're never fully dressed without a smile..." I started singing to myself. It was my senior year of high school, and I was making (or so it seemed at the time) one of the biggest decisions I would make that year. No,...

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It's International Coffee Day! Who is celebrating with a hot cup of joe? I know I am! I personally have always been a coffee lover....

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