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An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 21st Birthday | Duluth Moms Blog

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 21st Birthday

It’s the middle of the night the week before your 21st birthday and I can’t help but reflect back to back on the earlier years. The night you were born was the first major snowfall of the season. You were ready to come out and meet me and I was both excited and terrified of […]

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9 Simple Ways to Make the World More Beautiful | Duluth Moms Blog

9 Simple Ways to Make the World More Beautiful

There’s no pretty way of saying it: the news is straight up horrific these days. It shouts of heartbreak and brokenness and terror and bullies of every age. I couldn’t count on my set of hands how many times people have said to me, “I’m just so sad this is the world I’m bringing up […]

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5 Life Changing {Affordable} Kitchen Gadgets for the Back to School Mama

Let’s face it, once we move past mourning of the summer season we all get a giddy excitement in the pit of our stomachs. We get to once again send our little one’s off on their grand academic adventures. That is, however, until we come to the realization that some of us will be responsible […]

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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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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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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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Confessions from a Really Real Housewife, Stepmom & Baby Mama

{Photo credit: Jill Kari Photography} Mama Said In the beginning when I first got pregnant, as planned, on the first try, I thought I knew it all. I was clearly already on track for a perfect pregnancy to raise a perfect child and be my child’s perfect mother. I wrote in a journal about it everyday. […]

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