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An Open Letter to the Papa That Never Was, But Always Will Be

Today was messy. It was another day that started like the rest that I am always thankful for. Our family of four was up before the sun rose. My son may or may not have been up and fussing a few times during the night. I spent the majority of the day chasing our littles [...]
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The Same Hands: My Experience with the Midwifery Model of Care

May holds International Day of the Midwife.  Midwives have attended to my prenatal care and delivery in two of my three pregnancies.  They have played a vital part in the success of my birth plans and have encouraged me in the labor marathons when I felt like giving up just feet from the finish line. […]

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Ten Things I Miss About Life Before Kids | Duluth Moms Blog

Ten Things I Miss About Life Before Kids

Let’s not pretend like you don’t miss things. We love our kids and wouldn’t trade them for anything, but sometimes our minds linger on days past, when things were a bit easier and maybe a bit quieter too. Lose yourself in reverie with me for just a moment, and recall what it was like to […]

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Mommy Wars: Surviving the Cyber Storm | Duluth Moms Blog

Mommy Wars: Surviving the Cyber Storm

Mommy Wars. I’ve only recently witnessed the cyber storm of cat fighting and that we are at the height of tensions and opinions when it comes to moms simply trying to raise their children. In the age of technology and social media, it’s easy for us to hide behind words filled with judgment and anger […]

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Not the Birth Stories I Wanted to Have | Duluth Moms Blog

Not the Birth Stories I Wanted to Have

Easy pregnancies, natural births, bringing my little bundles home happy and healthy. That’s what I had planned. With both of my children, but it didn’t happen that way. My pregnancies consisted of appointment after appointment. Disappointment after disappointment. And, lots of prayer. Lots!   When I became pregnant with my daughter, the first couple of […]

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An Average Day for a Work From Home Mom

I made the switch from working in an office setting (and later on an art studio) to working from home full time about six years ago. At the time I was juggling the demands of a standard 40 hour-a-week job, a steady stream of freelance writing work, and the discomforts of late-term pregnancy. Something had […]

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Summer Fashion: 5 Tips for Lovin’ on Your Mom Bod

It’s about that time of year again where almost every person is excited and hopeful for the warm summer months ahead but at times feels a little displeased when making the connection that your wardrobe is soon to shift into clothing that is a bit more revealing. We are about to ditch the sweaters and leggings […]

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{Sponsored Post} FIT4MOM Classes: A Foolproof Way to Make Friends and Keep Fit

Thank you to FIT4MOM for inviting Duluth Moms Blog to check out their Stroller Strides Classes! They provided the opportunity, but all opinions are our own.  I am the quintessential bandwagon slacker when it comes to working out. I join in on something, enjoy it for a while, and then fizzle out. It happens to the […]

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