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A Real Mom's Questions to a Chiropractor (1)

A Real Mom’s Questions to a Chiropractor

This post is written as a partnership with Andrews Family Chiropractic.Have you been thinking about chiropractic care for your family?  Maybe you’re hesitant.  Will it work?  How often will we have to go?  We’re talking to Dr. Shawn Andrews on the blog today.  He is a chiropractor and the owner of Andrews Family Chiropractic.  We’re […]

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Top Five Posts of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close we can’t help but reflect on the year.  It seems each month goes by faster than the one before.  You’ve heard the old adage ‘the days are long, but the years are short’, if you’re in the thick of parenting young kids you know how true that statement is.   […]

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The 12 Dates of Christmas

The 12 Dates of Christmas

It it just me or does it seem like the person in your life that you are closest to is usually the hardest to shop for?  In this case, I’m talking specifically about my husband.  We have always loved exchanging gifts at Christmas.  And part of the fun has been to surprise each other.  So, […]

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Easy Teacher and Daycare Gifts {With Free Printables}

I love Pinterest.  I love seeing creative crafts and ideas for decorating, cooking and gift giving.  I also love time and my sanity.  I used to have lofty goals of homemade gifts for grandparents, teachers and babysitters.  I have come to terms with my reality that that isn’t going to happen.   On a mission to […]

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Dear Mom, How Did You Do It All?

Dear Mom, This time of year always gets me feeling nostalgic about my childhood.  Growing up things certainly weren’t perfect, but you sure made it feel pretty close to perfect during the holidays.  (Without Target OR Amazon!!) Every single Christmas song that comes on the radio instantly transports me back to our dining room, table […]

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Warm AND Safe: Winter Car Seat Safety

Guest Blogger and Certified Child Passenger Technician, Becca Peterson is back today with some great tips for keeping your kids safe and warm in their car seats this winter season. As the weather is getting colder we all want to make sure our kids are cozy warm when we leave the house.  Something to keep […]

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A Guide to Holiday Fun in Southern Minnesota

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  There are so many fantastic local Christmas events for your family to enjoy in Mankato and the surrounding area!  So bundle up and head out for some festive fun at these holiday activities !  Here is an easy to navigate guide to all your holiday merriment in [...]
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Santa Sightings

Do your little ones have their lists ready?  Here are some opportunities for you to see ‘the big guy’ in person!     Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival Entertainment, Kids Crafts, Vendors, Photos with Santa, Trolley Rides Free Admission November 11th 11am-4pm Verizon Center Grand Hall, Mankato Kiwanis Holiday Lights Photos with Santa, Walk or drive through […]

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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!  Minnesota families don’t let a little snow stop them from enjoying outdoor winter activities.  See some of the wonderful options the area offers here. Kiwanis Holiday Lights Photos with Santa, Walk or drive through the beautiful light display Free Admission November 24th 6pm (Opening Night / […]

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