With my third pregnancy, I thought I knew what to expect when it came to having my 2nd c-section and fourth child. However, going in for my weekly ultrasound and blood pressure check at 36 weeks changed all of...
With my running shoes in hand, I tiptoe out the front door, closing it gently so as not to wake the napping house. It is early but already the sun creeps from behind the trees casting a glow over...
Kids like to spread the love—in hugs and kisses, snuggles and tickles. Ask a child to social distance and you’ll find them bent over some game head-to-head with a friend. So what’s a parent to do during a pandemic...
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 mental health and abuse. "So please reach out. Connect with that...
Welcome to the Twin Cites Mom Collective Health Guide! We've gathered together a wealth of resources for you from OB's and Doulas, to shopping and Pediatric specialists of all kinds. Whether you're a first time mom looking for your child's...
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...

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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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