A few years ago, my husband, kids and I were at my sister's home for a wild Friday night family date. And while we were having fun, it had not been our initial plan for the evening. Originally, we...
We are embracing this warm weather in the Twin Cities with activities that get us outdoors and experiencing what our gorgeous state has to offer. There are plenty of town festivals, nature activities and fun runs listed here to...
Mother’s Day gift guides are everywhere this time of year but rarely do they capture the true essence of celebrating mom and all that she does. The other day, my middle daughter, Julia, came up with a great idea....
It’s almost time... You know what I’m talking about - that moment when the ankle booties you pranced around in all winter suddenly go from cute and flirty, to clunky and just too much for the spring sunshine. With...
My husband and I were driving in the car the other day and talking about how much we have changed since we got married because of circumstances that have happened in our lives since saying, I do. We discussed...

No “I”

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My husband and I have been married for over 10 years now. It honestly keeps getting better and better. Until it doesn't. {Photos by KNZ Photography} We had gotten into a groove to where I never thought anything could go wrong. And...
{Photo Credit: Lyly Photography} After entering parenthood, many couples end up focusing so much on their kiddos that they forget about their relationship. Kids affect your life in every single way. This happens from the minute you wake up to the minute...

Kitchen Kisses

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“I kissed you when I walked in the door,” he’d say. “What? No, you didn’t.” “Yup, I did. You don’t even notice half the time” I’d hear. I had to start paying better attention after my husband and I...

Choosing Presence

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"If you had a full bank account and a clear calendar, what would you do?" I'm reading Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist right now for the second time and that's one of the questions she asks. The second time around...
I sometimes hear Beyoncé singing a different version of her hit song in my head. It goes like this: All the single mamas! (All the single mamas) All the single mamas! (All the single mamas) Now hold your head high, You're gonna get...
Winter is officially upon us and what better way to get out & enjoy it than to go ice skating? Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate returns to Loring Park again this winter and is the ultimate place to take your...
Somewhere along the journey of our marriage, my husband and I decided that when we were done having kids that he would be the one to take on birth control in a permanent sense. When the hormones took control...
There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! Here in the #boldnorth, we do not allow a little cold weather keep us cooped up inside. This guide to January showcases many...
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A Stepmom is Not Made, She is Built

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I am a Mom. I am also a Stepmom. Both parenting roles are real.    When my husband and I take my stepdaughter to public...