Ely Travel Guide (a Borealis Family Travel Guide)

Borealis Family Travel Guide Ely Minnesota

Our Ely Travel Guide the first is a new series of family travel-related posts, where we don’t just tell you about a trip we took but give you a game plan for how to plan a trip of your own. First up, Ely, Minnesota, an easy four-hour drive from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Why go to Ely? Ely […]

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I tried Rent the Runway

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I am an accomplished online shopper. I can buy anything and everything online — shoes, clothes, furniture, jewelry, makeup — including those things people say they need to see, try, feel, and touch. Maybe it’s because I hate shopping SO MUCH, or maybe it’s because after nearly 41 years, I know what cuts, fits, colors, […]

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Real truth, with real friends. And wine.

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A college friend of mine had a brilliant idea recently. She invited our friend group over for wine from 8-10 p.m. on a weeknight — super informal, yoga pants preferred. No elaborate RSVPs, she’d just be there drinking wine and eating some light snacks with whoever wanted to stop by. It was a genius way […]

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A fun way to figure out what’s unique about your child

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  When Beatrice was little, people said to us all of the time, “She’ll sleep well tonight!” And we always laughed, but inside we thought, “Nope, she’s going to sleep the same as she does every night, because she’s always this active.” Since then I love to ask other parents what comment they hear most […]

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Clickery for March 27, 2015

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Welcome to Clickery, a regular feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too. Breanne’s Links I love this idea: “Forget reducing stress, just add more joy.” Speaking of added joy, I made this Irish soda bread with the girls this week and it was delicious. It’s such an easy recipe that they […]

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To do: Get yourself a real swimsuit

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When my oldest was 13 months, we took her on a family vacation to the Bahamas. Upon arrival we headed out to the zero-entry pool. While another tot sat calmly and splashed in the shallows, Beatrice ran in full force until she was over her head and couldn’t breathe. We yanked her up so her […]

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Clickery for February 6, 2015

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Welcome to Clickery, a weekly feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too. Breanne’s Links Penguin Classics selected 26 books — one for each letter of the alphabet — and designed them in a rainbow of colors as part of a special Drop Caps series. SO PRETTY. Also fun to see […]

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Vitamin Mama

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Some days I am amazed by the huge, intense, real, deep NEED my girls have for me. I can love them up so hard, snuggle them so tightly they feel like part of my body again, and they come back the next day, ready for more. Sometimes I check to make sure it’s not just […]

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