Raising Grateful Kids

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Let's get a few things cleared up right away. My kids are awesome. My kids are not angels. With that out in the open, I am proud of the fact that it seems like my partner and I are...
June is Pride month, or as I like to think of it, a month to celebrate all the beautiful families and people in our community. After the tragedy in Orlando that killed 49 people in a gay club, my heart...
Blow bubbles with Twin Cities Moms Blog and Jesse Bergland - Northwestern Mutual at the Rich Valley Athletic Complex on Monday, June 27th, 2016 from 10am-12pm! Bubbles and cool treats will be provided! Bring a donation and get cold lemonade from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation! RSVP...

Beauty Is A Noun

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From the backseat I heard her say: "I'm not beautiful Mommy." My heart sank. And I knew I had this chance, and maybe only this chance, to help her understand that she is incredibly beautiful. To have her believe in her...
When our son was born, I noticed a few arched eyebrows. Without saying it, they conveyed their opinion: "how are these two moms going to raise *gasp* a SON?" (Mind you, this never happened when we had our daughter.)...

The Baby Weaning Blues

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I think my son would have breastfed until he was five. Going into breastfeeding when he was first born, I intended to let him self-wean. He latched right on within minutes of birth and at times it felt like...
I wasn't keen on getting one when we had our first born, but then a generous friend gifted us a video monitor. Turns out, it was awesome! I could watch our sweetly sleeping, or breakdancing, baby from the comfort of my...

One of Those Weeks

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It's been one of those weeks. I have an equal number of clean, unfolded clothes in laundry baskets as dirty. My floors have more dirt, dust, food and dog hair than I care to really imagine. I couldn't even...

The Sounds of Motherhood

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As a young kid I remember hearing adults say "your mom has eyes in the back of her head" - implying that she could see everything I did so I should be wary. Those adults had it all wrong. Moms don't see everything....
"They are both my real moms"

Embrace the Differences

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June is national Pride month. In the Twin Cities, Pride culminates the weekend of June 26, with the parade on Sunday. Aside from being an awesome family-friendly event in Loring Park with just so much fun to be had,...

21+ hours later…

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It glared at me - 21 hours, 20 minutes of total drive time. Increase that by at least 30% when you add in a three year old, a 10 month old and a dog. ARE WE ... CRAZY?! Short answer, yes. But...
In our family, every day is a day to high-five an awesome mother. There are two of us after all. So when the official holiday comes around, it is really a celebration of our family, not of an individual. It becomes...
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of “family” is: 1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household 2a: a group of persons of common ancestry : clan b: a people or group of peoples regarded...
I've been asked several times lately "isn't it hard to work full time and be a mom?" or "must be tough to work full time with young kids?", or most recently "how did you ever go back to work...

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Living the Dream

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“I have a sliver!” he shouted, charging across the yard with purpose and urgency. This all-too-familiar phrase carried with it copious amounts of sobbing,...

I’m Turning into My Mom

The Beauty of Hindsight

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