{Photo credit: Sarah Elizabeth Photography} In just a few days, we will celebrate my daughter's fifth birthday while I will silently be celebrating the fifth anniversary of becoming "Mom." This name has not just become a title, it has become...
March is here and that means it’s Spring Break time!!  Our family tries to escape the Minnesota winter and enjoy a little beach vacation each year.  I love everything about spring break such as the planning, the packing, enjoying...

Couples Getaway

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I recently won the lottery. No, not the money lottery - the parent lottery. I went on a weekend getaway with my husband, and... wait for it... NO CHILDREN WERE PRESENT! Well, if we are getting technical, one was...
Since becoming a mom, I’ve become a pretty loyal homebody. However, that hasn’t made me immune to catching the travel itch. I love a change of scenery. We started this year with a pretty incredible family trip to China and...
Earlier this month, our team got to experience all that is the Radisson Blu Mall of America for our 2017 Executive Team Retreat. From the breathtaking aesthetic to the incredibly attentive staff, to say that our stay was excellent...
Recently, we had a total of 12 people in our house overnight for multiple holiday celebrations. We moved to a new house this year and finally had the room to accommodate a big family overnight gathering. With each family...
We have the great blessing and great curse of family scattered across the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between. Our almost-two-year-old’s got some solid frequent flier – and road-trip – miles under her belt. Because traveling toddlers...
As if we needed more reasons to love Target, now they're helping us recycle our carseats. I've stood in my garage, looking down at expired carseats before, knowing I'm supposed to get rid of them, but feeling like it's such a waste. Now...
I love car rides. I mean, I LOVE car rides with my kids! It's just a pair of yoga pants and Netflix short from being my happy place. But it wasn't always such a pleasure cruise. Car rides used to be...

Just Say No to Hotels

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Staying in hotels with kids is no joke. Memories of hotel visits with my kids play like a movie highlight reel in my mind ... nursing a newborn in the hallway at 3AM, splashing in a frigid, over-chlorinated pool with fifty...
Looking to get out of town but don’t have the budget for a hotel? Or, let’s face it, you don’t want to pack up the entire family, load the car and play entertainer while you drive just to get...
My husband and I are celebrating 13 years of marriage this year. Thirteen years. Graduating college. Four kids. Nine moves, three of those international. Add job changes in there and business start ups. Along with kids' activities etc.  And whoa. Life has...
The city is great and all, but sometimes we just need to get out and explore with the family!  Now that the weather is warmer again, it is the perfect time for a day trip. The Taylors Falls area is a...
{Disclosure: We're so thankful to the Omni Dallas for partnering with City Moms Blog last fall for our national conference, allowing our team the chance to learn and grow so we can serve YOU better!} Last fall, life threw me...

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...