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Experiencing a Holiday Wonderland at the Glensheen

This post is sponsored by the Glensheen but all thoughts and opinions within are my own. Every time we drive by the Glensheen Mansion on London Road in Duluth, my daughter tells me,  “In my whole twelve years of living I have never been to the Glensheen. We need to change that.” She’s right. We did […]

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How I Took Control of My Life with Meal Planning | Duluth Moms Blog

How I Took Control of My Life with Meal Planning

Kids yelling “MOM – What’s for dinner tonight? What? I don’t like that!”  “MOM, I’m starving and I have to be at hockey in 20 minutes.” Me, looking in the fridge wondering what I can make that’s nutritious and takes 5 minutes to create. Panic sets in; total chaos erupts in the kitchen.  Sound familiar […]

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I Will Survive the Tween Years and My Daughter Will Too | Duluth Moms Blog

I Will Survive the Tween Years and My Daughter Will Too

The Tween Years. The ages between 8-12, where they are not quite a teenager but not a child either. Care.com suggests it can be a wildly exciting and tumultuous time for us parents and our child.  Wildly exciting might be an understatement – somedays I’m not sure who this person living with me is because it’s certainly not […]

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To the Other Woman In My Children’s Life, I Appreciate You | Duluth Moms Blog

To the Other Woman In My Children’s Life, I Appreciate You

When I was younger imagining what my life would look like, it never included me parenting on my own for seven years—let alone having to share my children with another woman. My two kids were only 1 and 2 ½ when my marriage to their dad was officially over. I was in a marriage that in the […]

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