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A Place for You

How to keep sight of you when you are a mom. As a mom, we often carve out space for the people in our life. In the physical, with rooms made up for our children, and in our hearts for our friends and family. We share and give of our time and energy. We expand […]

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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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Life’s Little Lessons

My  8-year-old, to put it mildly, LOVES Pokémon cards. He’s been working on collecting them over the past few years and loves to play the game whenever he gets a chance. As you can imagine, it’s a huge deal to have a little bit of spending money burning a hole in his pocket. A few […]

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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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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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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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