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What I Learned from Hosting My First Cookie Exchange | Duluth Moms Blog

What I Learned from Hosting My First Cookie Exchange

When I think about the holiday season, the blurry, whimsical childhood memories I reminisce about fade into pure stress bogged down with the pressure of finding the perfect gifts (gifts that evoke more happiness than the box they came in), hosting family and friends (without burning the house or family down), decorating (and trying to […]

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You're Doing a Good Job Mama | Duluth Moms Blog

You’re Doing a Good Job Mama

There are times I think I’m doing everything wrong as mother. It usually goes something like this: My kids eat too much pizza. They don’t hang out with friends enough. They don’t wear “cool enough” clothes. They aren’t involved in enough extracurricular activities . Or, I yell too much, and I don’t spend enough one-on-one […]

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Why We Traded in the Big City for Duluth | Duluth Moms Blog

Why We Traded in the Big City for Duluth

My dad always used to love to reference our “Fresh Country Air”, but in my eye-rolling-quick-to-assume days of youth, I always thought he was somehow referencing the pungent odor of manure. What IS “Fresh Country Air”? I simply couldn’t discern the difference between the air surrounding our rural property and the excitement that beckoned in [...]
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When the Little Things Are the Big Things | Duluth Moms Blog

When the Little Things Are the Big Things

So often, we hear the phrase— “It’s the little things”—bandied about that we forget what it means. And too often, this mom who focuses so intently on projects and work sometimes fails to make the so-called “little things” a priority. In our backyard we have a play-set. There’s nothing particularly unique about the slide or […]

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Dreaming of Family Adventure

“I recently shared these feelings with my husband and it turns out that he was actually having similar thoughts! He told me about a book he’s reading that chronicles families who sell all their belongings and take off traveling across the world for months to years at a time. But that’s crazy, right? Then it […]

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