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Natalie Wilson

Natalie Wilson
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Natalie grew up in Rosemount, MN and moved to Rochester 6 years ago to work as a nurse. She has been married to her amazing husband, Jason, for 12 years and a mom to a vivacious, spunky and strong-willed daughter Gwen (4). Natalie is a postpartum depression survivor and a strong advocate for family mental health. Natalie currently works as a nurse in surgery at Mayo Clinic. She enjoys being a big nerd and embracing her quirky side. When she is not chasing Gwen around, beating Jason in cribbage, or belting out Disney songs, she can be found with a glorious hot cup of coffee or a glass of Salem Glen Moondance and reading a good book. She loves to hike, travel, read, be outside and dance like no one is watching. Her favorite season is fall because it is a reminder that change can be beautiful.
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Watching You Disappear Into Postpartum Depression: A Partner’s Story

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In my previous post, I shared my story with postpartum depression, and now am sharing my journey from my husband Jason's perspective.
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Postpartum Depression: My Journey Back From The Brink

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I kept my story to myself for a long time. I was embarrassed and ashamed that I had postpartum depression. But PPD is serious, and it was not my fault.
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Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You

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So began my education into all that is Star Wars, love for the characters, and why now I am showing my daughter the ways of the Force.
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Severe Weather Awareness Week

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Each year the state of Minnesota collaborates with the National Weather Service to educate and give safety tips about the threat of severe weather.
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What a Perfect Pair! Girl Scout Cookies and Local Brews/Wines

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Girl Scout cookies and local brews and wines are a perfect pair. Here are our pairings for Girl Scout cookies with local brews and wines.
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Into the Unknown: A Frozen 2 Movie Review

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The audience is taken on a journey through the enchanted forest as Elsa, Anna, Kristof, and Olaf each learn what their destinies are.
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Breaking the Cycle: My Story of Growing Up With an Addicted Parent

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Here is my story of growing up with an addicted parent, and how I am choosing to break the cycle of addiction.
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Namaste, Little Ones, and You Too

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After a rough, rough, rough weekend of temper tantrums, crying, and exhaustion all around,  I decided to seek ways to bring my daily meditation and relaxation techniques to my child. 
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Bison, Mount Rushmore, and Badlands. . . Oh, My! Road Trip Guide to the...

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Where do you go when you want to get away with the family for just a few days but don't want to go too far ? For my family its the Black Hills in South Dakota.