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Father’s Day {Local} Gift Guide

  Dad’s Day is fast approaching!  We love to keep it local, so here is our guide to the perfect Father’s Day gift in Southern Minnesota! Here are some local gift ideas for the Father, Husband, Protector, Grandpa, Uncle, Son, Brother, Hero, or Fur-Baby Daddy in your life!    Mankato Moon Dogs Tickets! Dog Pound tickets: […]

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Being Happy Never Goes Out of Style! Let Primp Mankato Help.

This post is written in partnership with Primp MankatoCan changing clothes change your life? Are you hanging on to those “before kids” clothes? Do you feel guilty purchasing things for yourself?    Dressing my postpartum body had proved to be very frustrating and somewhat embarrassing. Even after 2+ years! I am sure people would disagree […]

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Make a Hoppy Easter for Every Bunny!

Easter is right around the corner! Here are some local Easter Basket fillers from some of my favorite people. I strive to keep health in mind when stuffing my daughter’s basket each year. Practicality is another intention, followed by local support.  The book Simon of Cyrene and the Legend of the Easter Egg, written by Mankato’s […]

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Becoming a Mommy Yogi

Nearing the end of a long Minnesota winter, my husband encouraged me to attend yoga again. Again? I had considered myself a yogi for several years before becoming a mom and I loved it. Thinking about hitting the mat, regularly, at a studio gave me an instant gym intimidation feel. It had been quite a […]

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Valentine’s Day :: A Favorite

I attended a Catholic school as a child.  Valentine’s Day was a celebration of Saint Valentine. A Saint commemorated on February 14th, and a day associated with romantic love. The day for me, however, was not the traditional romantic experience. It was sweet and significant. Far before Parks and Rec, the ladies in my life […]

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Keep Calm & Potty On

I would like to start by saying, I’m not a potty training expert, I am just a mom.   I did not use any methods, research, or opinions. I used the same approach with potty training like I have with all of my parenting, we watch for her cues, and go with the flow. I picked […]

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Scheduling 'Unscheduled' Time

Scheduling “unscheduled” Time

A huge part of becoming a mom, for me, is finding balance. Within relationships, eating well, staying healthy, having fun, and the biggest is spending fair time among family and friends. I always want everyone to be happy and that has shown to come at the expense of my own happiness. Finding a balance that […]

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Making Your List & Checking it Many!

 Make your upcoming Holiday season more enjoyable by utilizing a list and planning ahead. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Shop Small Saturday are all ways to save and cross things off your list. Below are my tips and tricks to get your list taken care of early so you have more time to actually enjoy […]

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Getting the Most Out of Your Pumpkins

With the end of the pumpkin season drawing near, be sure to make the most out of them! They can be much more than decorations on your front steps. Pumpkins can create a sensory treat, creative thrill, and a baking celebration! Be sure to look at all your options before they hit the trash.  Traditional […]

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