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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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Parenting a Blended Family

I was driving to the grocery store with my husband’s daughter one morning. He wasn’t actually my husband then, and she was a squeaky-voiced elementary school girl who was with us for her weekend visitation. It was summer in Kansas City, but early enough in the morning that the heat and humidity hadn’t completely sapped […]

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Mom Guilt

Why on earth do we put so much pressure on ourselves as moms? We have a constant inner battle with ourselves to do better or be better. Being a mom comes with enough challenges as it is. Adding “mom guilt” to the list is just one more thing we do not need to worry about. All […]

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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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