There's plenty to do this winter in the Twin Cities - don't miss out just because it's cold.  We'll update with new additions as they come.  Don't forget to check out our list of Indoor Activities, and add a...
On Tuesday, I wore this new sweater to work:   It was my latest and favorite Goodwill find. I instantly fell in love. Why would anyone get rid of this?! The morning I slipped this sweater on and walked out the door...
Welcome to our newest series: I Am a Twin Cities Mom, where we will regularly feature some of our area's inspiring mothers.  Our first featured Mom is Katie Greeman of Spill the Wine. Katie Greeman is the owner of Spill...
When I was younger, my mom would tell me the story of my birth as most parents do. Part of the story was how my father bought her a Beach Boys cassette tape to celebrate my birth. She wasn't...

Destination Stillwater

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Do you ever feel like you just want to get away? Maybe take a little break from the routine and have something to look forward to? Does planning a big trip seem too cumbersome and time consuming, not to...
I love my kids to the moon and back. You would too if they were yours - they're fantastic, amazing children. There's much to love about them. And I'd do pretty much anything for them. But they're not the most important...
Considering going back to school? Not sure if you’d be able to balance relationships, parenting, work and taking care of yourself? Worried you might sacrifice your family for the sake of your studies? It isn't alway easy, but there is...
{Disclosure: Twin Cities Moms Blog was offered compensation and the experience in exchange for this post.  We absolutely are thrilled to recommend ths service and love this business!} Something that has been really important to my husband and I since...

Going It Alone

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Parenting is hard.  You know.   Think of it- the diapers, the feedings, the shopping, the stupid and clunky safe and wonderful car seats, the redirecting, reading, singing (that same CD over and over), the discipline, the meal planning, the...
This year, I'm looking ahead to Valentine's Day with a different perspective than I have in years past. About eleven months ago, we expanded from having one to three kids overnight. And boy, did it throw us for a...
According to the online dictionary, a foodie is defined as someone who has an ardent interest in food, and the enthusiastic preparation of and consumption of good food.  Ardent interest in food?   Check. Interest in the preparation of food?   It depends...
Do you need a night out with your sweetie? Who doesn't love D'Amico's & Sons Restaurant? This giveaway is for: A special 3 course Valentine's week dinner for 2 people to be redeemed the week of Feb 10 - 15th. For anyone dining at...
Have you heard that saying about love grows best in little houses (I believe that there is a country song where this comes from by Doug Stone)?  I’ll share it with you as I need to repeat the words...

First Avenue First

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Built in date nights are one of the benefits of being a mom (and dad!) within a blended family.  On Thursday and Friday nights, our kids are always with their other parents, so we have no pangs of guilt...

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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,...

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