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Have you heard about GLORIA BELL?

I admit, in a world full of sci-fi adventures, big blockbuster action superhero movies, I've kind of forgotten about those feel good indie films that I used to love so much. GLORIA BELL, the new film starring Juilanne Moore, is delightful, charming and at times...
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Spring Cleaning: How long do dry spices last?

Who hasn't kept that gift set of beautiful spice jars two or three years before even trying some of them? Maybe you made an Asian dish that required Chinese Five Spice mix...two years ago; the question is, is the Chinese Five Spice still okay to use after its expired?...
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Scout Fest 2019 – Ridgedale Center

Looking for something to do this weekend in the Twin Cities? The forecast isn't as bad has it has been but it's definitely spring in Minnesota and that means wet, kind of cold, and melting, everything is melting. Check out what's happening at Ridgedale Center!  ...
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What do you need to know about WONDER PARK?

The new animated film from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, WONDER PARK, opens everywhere on March 15th, 2019. Did you know that you could go and see it before everyone else? That's right, I'm hosting an advanced screening for the film this Saturday at 10am...
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Everything you need to know about CAPTAIN MARVEL (Spoiler Free)

Move over boys, there's a new hero on the big screen to save the day. CAPTAIN MARVEL is the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) stand-alone female superhero girls have been waiting for. With determination, strength and a dry sense of humor, CAPTAIN MARVEL takes viewers on...

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Welcome to my little space here on the Internet! Kick up your feet, rest your pretty little mama head, and let’s celebrate the women we’ve become since we entered motherhood. In case you’re new here, allow me to introduce myself, I’m Bert… That’s me. And yes, I’m a mom too.

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What Does Science Say About Babywearing?

Happy International Babywearing Week! If this catches you off guard, don’t worry. Wearing our babies is simply not as popular as it once was. The decline of this ancient practice had been seen most westernized countries, where mothers became more likely to embrace a...

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100 Positive Affirmations for Every Mom

Mom guilt is real; about as real as the back in my lower back from childbirth. I love my children but let's be honest, it's rare that they affirm me on a daily basis. It's time we pull ourselves up by the bootstraps, Moms, and look in the mirror and repeat these...

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To the Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

I have to write this out, say it out loud and applaud a few special moms living day in and day out the way we all do. Only, they do it differently than I ever did. How? Why am I feeling like giving every single one of these mothers a standing ovation? Two words:...

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40 Romantic Comedies You Have to Watch

There's nothing like kicking up your feet on a Saturday with your favorite chocolate, popcorn and a romantic comedy (aka rom-com), otherwise known as a chick flick. I don't know where the phrase came from but I can assure you that this is probably the one time you can...

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Screen-Free Activities to Keep Busy on a Road Trip

Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with screens when you're traveling with kids. Traveling is less painful now than it was when I was a kid (and suddenly I sound like a 70-year-old) with all the portable devices we can easily access for entertainment. Even...

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15 Delicious Treats for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I love it!!!! I adore Valentine's Day. The theme, the colors, glitter, roses...I could go on and on. Oh and did I mention the chocolate?! Yes, the preferred food for Valentine's Day is chocolate. At least that's my...

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Does Grape Juice Prevent Stomach Flu?

There are few things that I dread as a parent more than the stomach flu. The mere utterance of the word and it makes me want to quarantine my children in our house until it seems that the virus has passed. That's not reality; no one can hide in their house for months...

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How to get your body back after pregnancy?

A woman goes through massive physical, emotional and hormonal changes during and after pregnancy. Becoming a mom is probably the best feeling for a woman. Yet, many women will also agree about having thoughts of a distorted body shape after giving birth. The pictures...

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Worry Free Workout with Poise® Impressa®

Thank you Poise® for sponsoring this post. Follow Poise on Facebook and Twitter and share how you Seize Your #PoiseMoment. May is Women's Health Awareness month. As we close out the month of May, we've talked about mental health a lot on First Time Mom and on our...

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