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Living with Wildlife

The recent news stories out of Duluth regarding the bear that was hibernating under a families’ porch all winter without them realizing it and the seagull who knocks on the door of a local hotel for a donut made me think of how we all coexist with wildlife and sometimes don’t even realize it until […]

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{Sponsored Post} Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Banish Head Lice with The Lice Lounge

Thank you to our friends at The Lice Lounge for sponsoring this post.It happened. Just last week. My preschool-aged daughter came home with a backpack full of glitter crafts, summer soccer sign ups, and the thing every mother dreads the most: a letter from the school nurse warning parents that cases of head lice had […]

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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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When the World Forgets, I Will Remember

February 16th. It is the hardest day of the year. Every year. It is my son’s birthday. On this day, we celebrate my son’s short life. We pick out balloons and send them to heaven. We get a dessert, light a candle and wish Braden the happiest of birthdays. At some point during the day, […]

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Why I Moved to Duluth

Exactly ten years ago, after graduating from Aveda institute, I moved from Minneapolis to Duluth. Originally from Bemidji, Duluth was always a destination for me and my family. So many people asked me why. Why are you moving to Duluth? Why are you leaving your best friends, hundreds of salons, Nordstrom!!! What’s in Duluth anyway?” they […]

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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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Hovering While Mothering

Parenthood. It happens. Mommyhood… The dynamic changes. We go from stroller toting, diaper bag carrying, car seat installing, sippy cup schlepping mamas to insurance paying, car loaning, FAFSA filling-out, money lending, wine drinking mothers. (OK, I’ve always been a wine drinking mama…) We start out with these little bitty humans that rely on us for […]

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