We are Minnesotans. We are tough. A little cold is nothing to us. We wear flip-flops in the winter. Our kids beg to play on the mountains of snow piled up in our parking lots and cul de sacs....
I knew from the moment the ultrasound technician told us “it’s twins!” to our delight (and later our exhaustion) at my first prenatal appointment that celebrating two kids born on the same day would be a challenge. Birthdays were...
Hanukkah began at sundown last night! In honor of this, we have gathered a collection of posts from our own contributors and sister sites to bring you everything you'll need to celebrate. You'll find that this roundup is full...
A night out at the movies has been a well-loved family pastime and tradition I have enjoyed since I was a child. The movie-going experience has come a long way since I was growing up and with time and...
Yay! It’s that time of year again - the time of year for candy to be everywhere. That’s the whole point of Halloween, isn’t it? Get as much candy as humanly possible. It freaks us out big time, which...
Some of our most treasured memories as moms are our children's birthdays. Whether you celebrate them big or small, chances are the memories of your children eating cake, enjoying the company of friends and family, and celebrating another year...
I'm always looking for more ways to streamline my life and free up more hours in the day. Not just hours, I'd totally be happy with freeing up even a few extra MINUTES in the day! Recently I stumbled upon...
“Do you want to sign up for our rewards program” Almost every store that offers this or an email list, I will sign up for. Why? One, it’s normally free. Two, most not only wish you a Happy Birthday on...
2017 was a stretch year for us, not always the easiest in many ways. Wait...it's a celebratory post! It's your birthday week...shouldn't you be shining a light on all that went well this year? Well, yes. Plenty went well...
As I think through the logistics of a third birthday cake – which is to be a race track with cars, tiny babies, tiny strollers, Tootsie Rolls and pink, purple and green sprinkles – I’m silently pumping my fist. The...

As My Baby Turns One

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{Photo credit: Shelly Peters} My littlest turned one recently. While I have been happily celebrating her healthy milestones and trying to snap a photo on the same day each month (with stuffed elephant for scale) to document how much she's...
The holiday season is here - and no matter what holiday you and your family celebrate - we all have ONE very important thing in common. Ready for it? You sure? Clothes. Yes. Clothes.  We all must wear clothes to our family gathering....
Last year we hosted 12 people for Thanksgiving. This year our guest total will be 14,  all sleeping overnight in our house for several days. I’m not heavy breathing about it. Dare I say, I’m actually looking forward to...
Whether your kids are in school or not, it always seems like we all get a little more organized in the fall. However, I don't know what is up with this fall, but I'm still trying to get my life...

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The Santa Decision

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There isn't a single aspect of raising children that we get to take for granted. Even the most mundane, daily parenting decisions that have...
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