Be Here Now

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One of the things I enjoy most is being inspired by others and learning another way to connect with people in both my professional and personal pathways. I attended a workshop not so long ago that reminded me how important...
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....
Every Friday it was the same. Take the kids to school. Rush home to do all the things I didn't get to finish during the week; laundry, clean bathrooms, scrub floors, vacuum and dust. Then I'd rush back out to...

Of Moms and Martyrs

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“Don’t be a martyr.” My husband’s words sent a zing of fury through my veins. It wasn’t the poor guy’s fault. He said the four harmless words, expecting me to hear something like my darling wife, you are important, too –...
DAY 3 My 16-month old knows something is wrong. She's right, but how can she possibly know that? DAY 1 12:38 pm – I'm called into a conference room with two of my colleagues, and there's a box of tissues on the...
I have kept alive two animated and adventurous daughters for two and three years, respectively. I like to think I know how to care for others. At 34, though, I'm still learning how to take care of myself. In my...

Leaving a Legacy

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What do you want to be remembered for? How are you going to leave your legacy?  This probably sounds like a dark topic but it's a question that has been on my hubby's and my mind lately. I'm not sure why this...
When did motherhood lose its value as a profession? True, there is no formal exchange of payment for services rendered, but motherhood pays in ways not considered official currency. You cannot put a value on that extra cuddle. Motherhood...
Since his birth, I have curled up with him in our rocking chair. Hours - too numerous to count - have been consumed coupled in wonder and frustration. His first smiles and giggles, the frequent protests in refusal to...
Labor Day is just around the corner and with that comes the unofficial end to summer. It means our lives are getting busier as we get back into a school routine filled with activities. Do you find yourself stressed...
The twins are entering the realm of Kindergarten this year, but it won't be at the same elementary school as our oldest, Davis. My husband and I had been looking forward to the day that all three kids would be...

#HomeschoolLife

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I was homeschooled during those dreaded middle school years. I heard they were rough. I got to completely bypass them as I was homeschooled for three years during that whole timeframe of my life. I played sports at the...
Do you know who hangs out at your local Starbucks at 5am on Saturday and Sunday mornings? Friendly retirees reading their papers, an overworked professional catching up on emails, a couple of nurses chatting after their night shift, and...
We can be our toughest critic. I know I am. What I do for my kids doesn’t seem to be good enough. I overthink things. "Why do they want to sit next to them and not me?" "Do they think I...

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Refreshed and Renewed: Vacation Bound

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Dear Mamas, "Refreshed and renewed" are the first words I wrote in my journal on January 3rd, 2020, as I sat looking out at a...

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