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Don’t Hijack Our “Minnesota Nice”

Let’s talk community. com·mu·ni·ty kəˈmyo͞onədē/ noun a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.    I’ve always had close friends, many acquaintances, and lived a social life. But it wasn’t until […]

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When It’s Too Scary to Ask for Help

We have all been there – the point in life when we think we have it all together, and then we don’t. We are moms, and by definition, that means super human at times. We juggle a million different things at once – work, home, carpools, daycare pickups, birthday parties, sports activities, relationships, laundry, and […]

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Winter Blues

Ditching the Dark Side: How to Find Joy on Cold Winter Days

My 5-year old daughter’s widening vocabulary astounds me. She’s inventive and witty with her words. She quickly picks up on catch phrases and idioms to test them out in conversation, often with a high rate of success. And it’s with much pride that I tell you she understands the fundamental nature of puns and seeks […]

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Running Communities: The Invaluable Paradox

After crossing the finish line this past June at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I realized it had been 10 years since my first official race. I used to say “I don’t run, I jog.” But this summer’s milestone made me realize that I don’t just train for an annual race, I’m a runner. It’s a part of me. […]

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