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The Exhausted Empath

It’s hard. It’s hard feeling as though you are everyone’s “person”. Most obviously, I am the go to for my kids; I am their person for the good, the bad, the really bad (teaching them that we don’t dunk our raisins in the toilet before we eat them). I am definitely their person. I am […]

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Why Every Mom Needs a Selfie Stick

Okay, I am aware that I’m an extreme case when it comes to selfies, but admittedly I have an addictive personality… and isn’t the first step knowing and admitting you have a problem?  I have a problem, and I admit it.  Let’s move on.  Regardless, as moms, most of the time we find ourselves behind […]

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Ulitmate Guide to Summer in the Northland 2018

Ultimate Guide to Summer in the Northland 2018

Thank you to Vertical Endeavors for sponsoring our Ultimate Guide to Summer and for their commitment to being an source of family fun in all seasons of the year, including the summer months! Located in the heart of Canal Park, Vertical Endeavors offers climbing for all ages and abilities. They own the North Shore’s largest climbing facility as […]

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2018 Mom of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite Duluth Mom Today!

2018 Duluth Mom of the Year! You already know her. She's the mom who is likely short on time. She could be ultra organized or completely scatterbrained. Her kids are perfectly poised or total monkeys. She either manages the house, a professional workload, extra community engagement or she just makes it through the day. Perhaps [...]
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“Gotta Go, Gotta Go” and Other Common (and Embarrassing) Urinary Issues

I hear about them on a daily basis. Bladders that leak, burn, spasm, and overall misbehave. Symptoms can range in severity from simply annoying to completely devastating. As a urology nurse practitioner I hear it all, and I empathize with women who experience urinary issues… and that number of women is higher than you might think! […]

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Slowing Down for Sex: Making Intimacy a Priority in Marriage

I grinned cheekily at my husband, his golden hair mussed, his cheeks slightly flushed from the exertion of moments earlier. I looked at the clock. Yep. We were going to be late again. We repeated this drill nearly every Sunday morning for five years; to the extent that my girlfriends would avert their eyes in order […]

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