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Summer Routines and Boredom Busters

Summertime as a kid means lazy days, running through sprinklers, riding bikes, staying up late, and melting ice cream cones. I am a firm believer that kids need to enjoy their time off from school and the hustle and bustle of school year activities, however I also believe that kids need a certain level of […]

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Babes On a Plane: Survival Tips

You know that weird feeling you get as a mom when things actually go smoothly? You anticipate, you research, you plan, you prepare, you get yourself all pumped to take your motherhood game up by at least 10 notches and then the event takes place and you’re like; “Well that wasn’t SO bad…”   This is […]

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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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An Awful Rite of Passage

You have a baby. The baby is perfect. She is small and innocent and your heart may burst you love her so much. You vow to never, ever let anything bad happen to this darling. You are a perfect parent. Then something bad happens. And it was 100% totally your fault. You are so NOT […]

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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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Each Pregnancy Story is Different

My husband and I were married in 2005; I was almost 28 and he was 30. Little did we know that almost ten years after marriage we would have our first child. It definitely was not something that I wanted or planned out because coming out of high school, my ultimate dream was to be […]

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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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