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Tips and advice for raising girls. Posts written by mom of girls.

The Science Museum of Minnesota – Mom of Tween Girls Review

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Arriving at the Science Museum of Minnesota, it is obvious this place is a draw. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and had about a 15-minute wait just to enter the parking garage. Once in we were greeted by a Tyrannosaurus Rex and lots of families. There were kids in strollers and some taller than […]


These Guides Are Mini, Not the Info

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Tips that are less fluff and more straight-forward info. That’s the goal of these new mini guides! Each is ten pages or less, very easy to read, and leaves you with ideas that can be implemented as soon as you’re ready. Check out the guides, share them with other moms, and let me know what you think. Thanks so […]

Tips For Flying With Kids

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After almost 12 years of flying with kids, here’s my “how to fly with kids and not lose your mind” list.  Give each child a backpack as their personal bag. I believe in this so much I dedicated a post to the beauty of using backpacks as a child’s carryon. Backpacks are easy to carry, can […]

Love You Forever Challenge – Parents Edition

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A few months ago I heard Sheri Salata, former OWN Co-President and past producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, talk about her experience with Oprah. She said lots of great things, but one thing made a huge impact on me. She said, “Oprah ran it like a mission, not a business.” Of course there were […]

Favorite Carry-on Luggage for Kids

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When looking for good carry-on luggage for my kids there were 4 musts on my list: easy to maneuver, roomy, durable and fashionable. Turns out a really good option wasn’t typical luggage at all. It was a Pottery Barn rolling backpack! We went with the Fairfax, but the Mackenzie can work, too. Why A Rolling Backpack […]

Family TV Shows that Inspire Girl Entrepreneurs

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Finding family TV shows that the girls and I both love has taken a lot of effort, but we now have a good list of things to enjoy together. Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of our favorites, by category. First up are the shows we watch with a business focus. These […]

TV Has Turned Our Dinnertime Into Fun Time

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I wasn’t into having my kids help me cook dinner. Then one day as they were eating I heard someone say,“Well, this is good, but the broccoli was cooked a little too long. It’s not as bright as it should be.” What?! Are they really judging my cooking? Insert my wide eye stare here. Then […]

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