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Two New Mama Groups on TwinCitiesMoms.com!

Twin Cities Moms Ages & Stages Clubs Moms Over 40

We’re inviting mamas on both ends of the age spectrum to join us in two NEW groups here on Twin Cities Moms! First, is our very popular “Over 40 Club” for mamas who are over 40 years old (or getting close!) and who want to chat with mamas the same age. Whether you became a mom years ago and are raising older children or are a brand-new mom over 40, we have members in the club that you can chat with!

Our second club, which is so new it’s opening right NOW is our “25 and Under” club for younger moms who want support and friendship from other young moms in the Twin Cities. Any mom who is younger than 25 from the Twin Cities is welcome to join! Find support and information about raising kids in the Twin Cities while being on the younger end of the parenting spectrum!

We hope you’ll also check out our clubs for moms of kids at various stages like our Toddlers Club, Preschooler Club, Early Elementary Club and Tweens Club! We also have Due Date Clubs for expectant and new moms which are VERY popular and are getting new mamas together sharing info and getting their new mom questions answered!

Feel free to join as many clubs as apply to your personal family situation! We have mamas in more than one club for different reasons and would love to have you join!

Twin Cities Moms Over 40 Club

Twin Cities Moms Under 25 Club

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The Twin Cities Moms Fitbit Group! – TwinCitiesMoms.com

 

Twin Cities Moms Fitbit Group

 

Did you receive a Fitbit for the holidays this year? Are you looking for support, accountability and maybe some walking friends? We’ve put together a Fitbit group just for Twin Cities Moms readers! We’ll support each other, share successes, share challenges and push each other (in a friendly way) toward staying accountable to being active!

Here’s how it works:

1. Buy a Fitbit. =) Seriously, it’s the coolest thing and they are very affordable. The Fitbit Charge is typically between $99-$129 depending on the store. Here’s a link the Fitbit store on Amazon -> Fitbit Store

2. Register on the Fitbit website so your Fitbit can keep track of your steps and activity (and even your sleep! Creepy, but cool!).

3. Join our Fitbit group for Twin Cities Moms! Once you’re logged into the Fitbit site, this link fitbit.twincitiesmoms.com will take you directly to our group for you to join!

4. Tell your friends! Share the link: fitbit.twincitiesmoms.com so your other local friends with a Fitbit can join us!

Let’s get moving!

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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest! We’ll share some motivation on all of those channels as well!


Are you following Twin Cities Moms on Facebook? (Over 24,000 other Twin Cities moms already are!) Facebook has changed the way it shows posts in your news feed. To never miss a post of ours on Facebook and to see everything we post, go to our Facebook page, click on the “Liked” button and then click on “See First”. Without doing this, you will likely only see a tiny fraction of what we post on Twin Cities Moms. Thank you!

 

 

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events – 2015

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Whether you’re looking for an early celebration, some fun outside or an active day of play we have you covered in this roundup of fun, family-friendly New Year’s Eve activities in the Twin Cities!

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What do you do for New Year’s Eve? Do you go out for an adults-only night out or do you celebrate at home with the family? Come back to our post on Facebook and let us know! Are you following us on Facebook? Nearly 16,000 other local moms already are! Join us!

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– Join our Twin Cities Moms free newsletter! Click here to join!
– Our Due Date Clubs! Connect with other local moms expecting the same month you are! Join even if you’ve already had your baby!
– Our Ages & Stages Clubs! Toddlers, Preschoolers, Tweens and Teens! Connect with other moms!


Are you following Twin Cities Moms on Facebook? (Over 24,000 other Twin Cities moms already are!) Facebook has changed the way it shows posts in your news feed. To never miss a post of ours on Facebook and to see everything we post, go to our Facebook page, click on the “Liked” button and then click on “See First”. Without doing this, you will likely only see a tiny fraction of what we post on Twin Cities Moms. Thank you!

The CRAZY Pregnancy Heartburn Remedy That Worked For Me: TwinCitiesMoms.com

Pregnancy Heartburn Remedy

 

I had what one would call, “heartburn inferno” while I was pregnant. There were times I was surprised I wasn’t breathing fire it was so bad. Between having a very small frame and a very large baby baking in there (he weighed 9lbs, 12.5 oz at birth) I was compressed, squeezed and squashed every which way. My poor stomach couldn’t handle the pressure and my hormones were out of control, causing the most epic pregnancy heartburn I’d ever experienced in my life.

One day, walking through Target, I came across a display of movie theatre-sized boxes of candy. I literally stood in front of the display, my throat on fire from heartburn wishing that I could inhale every box of Hot Tamales candy in the display. I have a penchant for eating hot food. REALLY hot food. My Italian heritage commands it, and when my husband and I cook anything Mexican we double the heat in every dish. I assumed that I wouldn’t be able to have spicy food for months and months because of my heartburn but I wanted “just one taste” of one of my favorite spicy candies. So I bought the Hot Tamales and thought I’d try some later if my heartburn subsided.

Do you know what happens when you wait for your heartburn to subside while you’re pregnant? Nothing. Because it never goes away! At least in my case it didn’t. Morning, noon and night I was gagging on acid and eating Tums like we owned stock in the company. I was so fed up. No spicy food, Tums coming out of my ears,  and pain all day and night. Torture. In a moment of rebellion, I ripped open that box of Hot Tamales and thought, “Dang it, if I’m going to be in pain anyway I might as well get something out of it” and I tore through about ten Hot Tamales before coming up for air.

I was laying in bed, watching TV and waiting for the gripping pain that I was sure was headed my way. I got into my show, chewed on a couple more, and still…NOTHING. My husband came in the bedroom and saw the open box of Hot Tamales and his eyes widened! “What are you doing? You’re going to regret that!” I sat up in bed and there was nothing. Not a single sign of heartburn! I told my husband how I thought I’d be paying for eating them but instead I felt relief that Tums and all of the other remedies never gave me!

I was SURE I had discovered some secret remedy! I mean, who in the world would ever put Hot Tamales candy and heartburn remedy together right? So I did what any good researcher would do: I Googled it. To my dismay, I didn’t actually discover this remedy. It’s apparently A Thing. Yes, it’s an actual heartburn remedy whose basis is in the capsaicin that makes the candy hot.

The very thing that gives the candy it’s spicy flavor is actually what is temporarily relieving heartburn symptoms. Our bodies sense that we’re eating something spicy and then an immune response creates a protective coating in the esophagus that pushes down the acid! It’s temporary, in that once your body senses that the “danger” of a spicy food is gone it stops making the protective coating. But it is BY FAR the fastest and most effective remedy for pregnancy heartburn that I have ever found!

So if you’ve tried Tums, Rolaids and the medications and nothing is giving you relief, try Hot Tamales! Weird but effective!

What do YOU think? Have you ever found a crazy remedy for something? Share it with us on Facebook!

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– Looking for a fun holiday event in the Twin Cities? Our Kids & Family Holiday Calendar has everything you need!

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A Fast (and easy!) Holiday Gift Idea!

MN PGA Golf Card
Alright, if you have a very hard-to-shop for friend or relative who would rather golf than do anything else, then this is the perfect FAST and easy holiday gift idea! But you have to grab it while it’s available!

The MN PGA Golf Card is a steal for just $24.95 but look at what you get when you give it as a gift!

– Get free golf at tons of courses all over Minnesota and Western Wisconsin!
– Take the kids to golf for free at participating courses!
-Get Buy One Get One free rounds of golf at tons of courses!
-Get discounted golf lessons at various courses around the state!

This card is normally $49.95 a year but for a limited time they’re offering it for just $24.95 making it the perfect gift for anyone! Co-workers, Secret Santa gifts, hard-to-buy-for relatives and friends….anyone who would rather have a golf club than a snow shovel would love this!

Check it out! (aff)

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Twin Cities Moms Kids & Family Holiday Calendar: Over 150 holiday events and happenings in the Twin Cities!

Twin Cities Moms Holiday Calendar

Twin Cities Kids & Family Holiday Calendar – TwinCitiesMoms.com

 

Twin Cities Moms Holiday Calendar

Literally months in the making, our Twin Cities Moms Kids & Family Calendar Holiday Edition is full! What happens when you start researching holiday events in September? Besides being the only moms at drop-off humming Christmas carols in 75 degree weather, that is?

You get a huge, hulking list of holiday events in the Twin Cities! From Breakfast with Santa from one side of the Twin Cities to the other, to storytimes, craft days, library events, park events, nature center events, snowy movies in the park, festivals and musical performances….it’s all here!

At last count we’re at over 150 holiday events in the Twin Cities and we’re adding more as they’re made available!

Best of all, because all of these events are within our Twin Cities Moms Kids & Family Calendar, they’re searchable and they pop up on the exact day they’re happening and fall OFF the calendar when they’re done! You always have instant access to what’s happening including maps to the locations, contact info (just click on the phone number on your phone to be connected to the organizer!) and even a place to share your comments about the event or read others’ comments and tips!

You can even add specific events to your Google calendar, Outlook calendar or iCal! Just a click!

**Here’s a tip! Add our Kids & Family Calendar to the home screen on your phone! A simple shortcut to our calendar makes it work just like an app! Just tap the icon and the current calendar pops up ready to tell you what’s happening today, tomorrow and every day during the holiday season!**

Did we forget an event? Let us know in the comments below or add it yourself by clicking on the green, “Post Your Event” button at the top of our calendar! Don’t forget to check out the FULL version of our Kids & Family Calendar with events that are not specifically holiday-related as well!

What’s YOUR favorite holiday event in the Twin Cities? Come back to our post on Facebook and tell us about it!

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Twin Cities Moms Faves of the Cities

Twin Cities Moms Faves of the Cities

Round One of our, “2016 Faves of the Cities” is warming up! Who will win the blue ribbon in each of the sixteen categories? Only YOU can decide!

We’re taking nominations in the first four categories right now!

Bonus? Just for nominating your favorites you’ll be entered in a drawing to win $25!

We’re closing down the nominations for this first set of categories on November 30th so hurry and nominate your favorites soon!

Be sure to let your favorite shops know they’ve been nominated! We’ll choose the top five nominees and put them up against a final vote for YOUR Fave of the Cities!

Click here to nominate your favorites in these categories:

1. Fave Local Children’s Clothing Store
2. Fave Local Toy Store
3. Fave Kid-Friendly Restaurant
4. Fave Twin Cities Bookstore

Don’t forget to include your email address to be entered to win $25!

Nominate your faves here!

 

Why We Love Jim Gaffigan’s Thoughts on Parenting : TwinCitiesMoms.com

Jim Gaffigan’s take on parenting is hilarious! If you’ve never seen this clip from his comedy special, “Mr. Universe” you’ll laugh out loud! Trust us!

What we love most about this section of his special is his self-deprecating tone! Not a hint of parental competition in anything he chooses to mention in his special.

If you’ve had a long day, need a good laugh and are willing to laugh at yourself a little too, this is a great way to spend seven minutes!

 

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Ten Twin Cities Charities That Help Children and Moms

Give To The Max Day Twin Cities Moms

 

Every year at the beginning of November, a wonderful day-long charitable giving event called, “Give To The Max Day” helps spotlight financial contributions to local nonprofits.

As a former nonprofit volunteer and Board member, I know first-hand how important consistent financial contributions are to the good work that local charities are doing in our community. That’s why, “Give To The Max Day” is so important….it helps gives charities an extra boost in donations and raises awareness of the wonderful nonprofit community we have!

“Give To The Max Day” also awards nonprofits with special grants throughout the fundraising campaign based on the success of their fundraising for the day.

While all local charities serve their niches (the elderly, animals, homeless, etc) we’ve decided that we would highlight ten local charities that specifically help children and moms in our community along with information about how YOU can make a donation to them today on Give To The Max Day! Clicking on the name of each nonprofit will take you directly to their fundraising page where you can read more about their mission and make a tax-deductible donation.

We wish we could name all of the deserving charities, but if you have a favorite please comment below or on our Facebook page to give it a shout out!

1. Autism Society of Minnesota
2. Wilder Foundation
3. Pacer Center, Inc
4. The BabyLove Alliance
5. The Childbirth Collective
6. Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
7. Children’s Cancer Research Fund
8. Tubman (formerly, Tubman Family Alliance)
9. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
10. NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (MN)

Which local charities are your favorites? Share them with us back on Facebook or below in the comments!

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