A few years ago, three girlfriends and I met for our first girls trip since some of us got married and had kids. We went to meet my friend’s son for the first time and then took her on...

Play Like You!

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I grew up in a sports driven family. My three older brothers have national and international experience in numerous sports. Therefore, it was a natural progression for me to follow in their footsteps. I absolutely love sports, and I have...
Continuing our I Am A Twin Cities Mom series, we’re welcoming Melissa Taylor, Owner of Beauty Lounge Minneapolis located in the heart of Northeast. Melissa's passion is to empower people to love their hair and feel confident caring for it....
We found out that our eldest daughter was a girl months before she was born, but still went with a gender-neutral yellow for her nursery. We didn't register for anything pink. I happily accepted hand-me-downs from our nephews but...
In high school, I once got a menstrual period so bad that I blacked out in class, got dragged to the nurse's office by a classmate, and threw up in the principal's private bathroom.  I never knew when my...
The night before the last day of second grade, she was in my bed, laying there, not wanting to sleep in her own bed. Why? There are usually about a million reasons they can come up with, aren't there?...
{Photo credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} "Throwback Thursday" - ugh! It's even worse as a hashtag: #TBT. Looking at old photos of myself is a blunt reminder that any ounce of style or grace I now have was hard-earned. Every old photo...
{Photo Credit: Anna Ligocki Photography} "I do." My baby sister got married last weekend. My new brother in-law works hard and loves big. He's adventurous and determined. Growing up, he had strong role models in his mom, aunt, and grandmother. My sister,...
{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. Opinions are 100% my own.} Leadership, inspiring, for the love of basketball. Just a few things that come to mind when we got the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Lynx game and...

A Lice Party

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Lice. Oh how that one word can make your head crawl and itch. A few weeks ago my sleepy, blonde-headed baby walked into the kitchen and stated. “My head is itchy.” Alarmed, my husband and I exchanged a cringe-worthy look. I’ll be honest. Initially,...
My daughter Avery, who is almost five, is very shy.  When she is around kids she knows well, she is an adventurous, giggly little girl, but when she is with kids she doesn’t know, she is quiet, shy, and...
Earlier this week, while enjoying a breakfast date with my 20-month-old son, a woman came over to us and commented on how cute he is. She continued to comment on how well he eats, how much he eats, and...
When I was pregnant, my husband and I didn’t find out whether we were having a girl or boy. We thought the anticipation was fun. That the surprise would be exciting. And that it didn’t really matter either way....
At 17 weeks pregnant, I received the news we would be adding a baby girl to our spunky family of three. Not only did we receive this exciting news, but we also learned our daughter had a rare chromosomal...

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