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...
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 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?...
When we bought our home four years ago, we fell in love with our backyard.  It was quite large, so our boys would have an awesome place to play and run around in, but it also had a pretty...
{Photo credit: Markus Reinhardt on flickr (Creative Commons)} I’m pretty sure it’s mama-normal to obsessively pin birthday crepe-cake recipes and search for a helium source for a 3 ½-foot “2” balloon. I also think it’s natural to get kind of weepy and reflective as...
{Disclosure: We're more than excited to have partnered with Way Cool Cooking School to share their new product: Cooking Crate Parties. This is an incredible way to bring their highly sought after classes right into your home and build new...
A week before my son's third birthday, I saw that our lovely Twin Cities Moms Blog founder, Beth, had made the most amazing birthday cake for her daughter. I knew my son would love the cake so I had to make...
{Disclosure: We have partnered together with Fun Jumps Entertainment to bring you this sponsored review of their services. While this post is sponsored, the opinions expressed below are entirely our own.} What's the secret to a fabulous kid's party? Inflatables....
I didn’t exactly plan for my water to break in my festive footie pajamas after a big Christmas breakfast. But then again, the due date listed on my chart was December 25, so I guess I shouldn’t have been too...

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