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How Can a Minnesota Mom Survive Mosquito Season?

This post is written in partnership with Mosquito Squad of MankatoNothing ruins a beautiful evening in your backyard faster than mosquitoes.  And if you’ve spent any amount of time outdoors in Minnesota in the summer, you know that the little pests are plentiful here.  Today we are talking to Heather and Jason Quint, owners of […]

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Summer Fashion :: Simplified

This post is written in partnership with Vivian Rose Boutique. You know that feeling when you’re wearing an outfit that makes you feel great?  It fits just right, the color is perfect for you and you are radiant.  Has it been awhile since you’ve felt like that?  Kids in designer duds while you’re rocking a […]

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Striving to be the Mom She Thinks I Am

It’s no secret.  Parenting is hard.  Sometimes you’re in so deep you can’t see the forest for the trees.  You know the days, you feel like you’re harping on your kids about the same thing every 15 minutes (but, for real, why are there socks EVERYWHERE???), you made mac n’ cheese for dinner AGAIN, the […]

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2018 Mankato Area Mom of the Year :: Winner

We asked you to tell us about area moms who stand out among the crowd.  Moms who inspire you, set an example and play a vital part in the community.  We were flooded with stories of moms who go above and beyond every single day.  Moms who have overcome adversity, who put their families needs […]

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Summertime Blues {When You’re a Working Mom}

26 Days.  My Kindergartner told me the other day there are 26 days of school left before summer break.  I won’t carry on about how time flies or how I can’t believe the school year is almost over (but, for real, I cant!!!!).  Once I processed the passing of time I started feeling sad.  There […]

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Caught in a Ten Pound Trap

Months ago I was rocking my newborn daughter and daydreaming about my hopes for her one day.  I was thinking about all the pressures we face as women.  Pressure to do so much and look a certain way.  I decided in that moment looking at her sweet little newborn face that I was going to […]

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