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We're already in a pandemic and worrying constantly, canceling plans, and missing our friends. I'm giving the kid a dang slushie.
Grills, drills, and electronics are common gifts for dads year-round. But, why not consider giving his wardrobe a style upgrade?

A Grandfather’s Love

Parenthood is hard and comes with a whole lot of anxieties, but, single parent or not, it helps to remember that we're never truly doing this alone.
Why can't she snuggle her sweet toddler on her own terms? Does not cuddling with him when he is supposed to be learning to sleep on his own mean that she isn't savoring his childhood?
I just really wanted her to know that she hurt my feelings. That as a mother, it was not right to judge me and that she should know better and try to do better as a woman. 
Invest the time to develop good language skills and employ the correct use of grammar in the languages you learn – it will serve you well. At the same time, recognize your privilege to be able to do so.
I can't have my daughter thinking that her value is just in a pretty face.
We cannot expect the next generation to follow in his footsteps if we don't make a conscious effort to instill his powerful words and actions in their lives. How can we do this as parents?
  It's a Snow Day!  Whether you are super bummed or super pumped...your kids might be looking for things to do.  Check out this list of activities to make your snow day into the best day! Fore even MORE ideas,...
Santa snow globe

To Santa or Not To Santa?

I was caught off guard when my son directed one of his many specific and well-thought-out questions towards the idea of Santa. I suddenly realized that this might be it. The make-or-break year. The "either decide to go all in or decide to tell the truth" year. The "either way, I'll probably feel like I'm doing the wrong thing" year. Because here's the thing: when you have an analytical child, you can't just casually do Santa.

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11 Alternative Places to Donate Items in Rochester MN

Did you know that there are several places that are eager to accept your donated items?  Many of these organizations provide critical programs and services for the community of Rochester.