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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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Flowers, Tomatoes and Cantaloupes…Oh My!

If you haven’t already planted your flower pots, flower garden, veggies or strawberry patch, I highly encourage you to involve your kiddos.  Planting is a perfect way to allow your kids to not only get dirty, but learn about where their food comes from along with soil health and responsibility. Gardening encourages kids to try […]

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Let Them Grow.

You always hear things like “let them be little” and “they grow so fast”. It seems like as parents we’re always trying to keep our kids from growing up. We want them to stay small, and young, and innocent for as long as possible.  Recently, my oldest son turned 8 years old. It’s crazy how […]

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Confessions of a Former Single Parent

Two is better than one. Or is it? When is comes to eyes, socks, and glasses of wine, two is always better than one. But, what about when it comes to parenting? JUST THE TWO OF US My son is ten years old. His dad has always been very involved in his life. However, we […]

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