Category: Life… With & Without Mojitos

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Brewing the Perfect French Press Coffee

If you have spent any time out in the world, you have probably encountered a one-of-a-kind coffee shop that handcrafts its brews and takes its own sweet time with each warm beverage. While those places are great, they aren’t always practical, for your schedule OR your budget. Luckily, there is another option that you can explore, one that offers a delicious cup of coffee along with a make-at-home method that is time-smart and wallet-savvy. A French press is a must-have tool for any coffee lover. It has everything to make it an enviable add-on to your kitchen: Relatively inexpensive A cup...

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Kids Can Do Amazing Things

I am constantly blown away by what children are capable of when given the time, encouragement, and support from those around them. In addition to my three amazing beauties that I brought into the world, here are a few of our other favorite amazing kids that we watch and support at our house.  DREAM BIG PODCAST with 8-year old Eva Sweet Eva Karpman is the same age as my oldest child. This 8-year old third grader has her very own podcast where she interviews guests and leads a 20-30 minute show. Through her words, she inspires kids and adults to...

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Seeking Alternatives to Infertility Routes?

For families struggling with infertility, donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common route to conception. Each year, more than 8,000 babies are born in the United States as a result of donor egg IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies. With recent advances in egg freezing technology and nation-wide donor egg banks such as donoreggbankusa.com, the use of frozen donor eggs is becoming increasingly common and more successful than ever. If you are considering the use of frozen donor eggs, it is important to understand what to expect from the process, as well as the rollercoaster of emotions you...

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Using Technology to Improve Your Life Balance as a Working Mom

If you face the facts, we live in a world of ever growing and expanding technology. It is literally all around us. With that in mind, it is smart to make use of this technology to your advantage. This is especially true for working moms who are trying to juggle being a mom, taking care of the house, and working a full-time job. The good news is there is an app for that! In fact, there are a lot of apps available for that. Instead of becoming swamped with life and everything that goes along with it, use technology to...

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Fall Activities Can Be Affordable and Fun

Here in Minnesota, we are trying to stake our claim on fall and beg to the weather gods to let the autumn breeze stay with us just a little longer. With that in mind, here are 10 Affordable & Fun Fall Activities for Families from TakeLessons.com. Squeeze it in while you can people – Winter is coming WAAAAAAY too soon this year. Special thanks to Natalie from Take Lessons for allowing me to publish her infographic.

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Road Trip Tips

*This is a sponsored post.* As a child, I have fond memories of family road trips. As a mother myself, I know that road trips with tiny humans can be challenging, but also fun. Our family took a long road trip last summer and it was easily the most fun we’ve had in a long time. Spanning 2 countries, 14 states, 18 days, and traveling via 5 modes of transport, there were many lessons learned and countless memories made. Read about my Road Trip Tips to help make your time on the road a success. SAFETY FIRST One thing that...

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Our Annual Pilgrimage to Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store

Summer has come and gone, and of all of the remaining items on our bucket list that have gone unchecked, none made us more sad than the inability to get to Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. Much to our childrens’ liking, we saved the best for last! We spent our Labor Day roaming the rows of sugary goodness with hundreds of strangers on a similar mission. The Mojitos & Munchkins family conquered Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, and we did so in style! Follow the Yellow Wood Gate Long before you get to the building itself, you’ll see a BRIGHT yellow fence. This...

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Mid-Summer Reflection

Summer is in full swing – and, as always, threatening to come and go MUCH faster than we would prefer. The Mojitos & Munchkins crew has had a busy – but exciting – few months of summer so far. Check out seven of our highlights! The Start of Summer Gone are the days of early morning rising, running to catch the school bus, and math homework at nights. Also gone are the days of schedules and time management, activities and running amuck. This summer, our goal has been to RELAX and BREATHE. We have tried *VERY* hard to stick to a...

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Review:: The Bug Bite Thing

This tiny, easy-to-pack, simple-to-use, summer accessory is arguably our new FAVORITE thing! When you live in Minnesota (a.k.a The land of 10,000 mosquitos), you begin associating summer months with big red scratchy welts on your body. We’ve accepted it as the way it is, but it doesn’t mean we have to like it. Up until this summer, I was slathering questionable ingredients all over my children’s’ bodies to try and ease the pain and discomfort that comes with bug bites. After being introduced to The Bug Thing, those days are gone. Now, only a quick 30 seconds stand between the...

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Homemade Funnel Cakes

When you get your hopes up for your annual funnel cake at the local 4th of July festivities… And show up to find a bizarre looking food cart named “The Healthy & Fit Cafe” in its’ place, you have options: 1.) You play the part of your toddler and go all “someone stole my toy” right then and there, breaking into both tears and rants OR 2.) You take the high road and vow to DIY the heck out of a funnel cake just as soon as you get to the store to buy the prerequisite gallon of cooking oil....

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