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I’m a Stepmom in a Mom’s World

Sometimes there are people you meet, no matter how fleeting their presence in your life, that are impactful in very large ways.  People who are too special for this world, that seem ethereal and not of this earth.  I remember Nicole this way and the one thing she said to me at 17 that echoes […]

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Bye, Bye Baby Years

As I begin the packing away of 12 month clothes, I am suddenly hit with it. The harsh reality our baby years are almost over… Now I realize technically speaking we still have a “baby” but we won’t for long. Soon enough he’ll be speaking more words and then it will be full sentences. He won’t […]

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Why Should Anyone Make That Investment?

First of all….does the term “Network Marketing” make you cringe? Some companies have started using “Social Networking”. No matter how you say it, most cringe. Am I right? Does a friend and/or family member share their network marketing company and/or products with you? Do you attempt to avoid them at all costs? I hear you. […]

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A Mom to Many

I’m a mom and a paraprofessional at an elementary school. Therefore, I spend every waking moment with children. Pfft…even when I’m sleeping, they’re still there. “Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?” ‘My kids’ at school accidentally call me Mommy on occasion, and without missing a beat, I answer. After all, mommy has become my most-used name.  Now don’t […]

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No apologies needed, Mamas!

As I write my first blog for the Mankato Moms Blog I am very aware of the fact that I am the “Senior Contributor”.  Which seems odd to say since I’m not really feeling like a “senior” type person.  Nonetheless, I am in the presence of some very special and strong Mamas and I feel […]

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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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