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Stephanie is a fitness professional on a mission to undo the damage done by much of her industry when it comes to body image, confidence and self-worth. She enjoys sharing her journey as she sheds the “fit chick” label and embraces authentic living from the inside out! A Mankato native, Stephanie is currently the Director of Healthy Living at the Mankato Family YMCA. She lives with her husband, Nick, and their 18-month old son, Beau. He is the light of their life! She enjoys finally sleeping through the night again, teaching and taking group fitness classes, and sharing her love for Restorative Yoga with all the other tired moms!

Surrogacy Series (Part Five): Hellooo Third Trimester & Answers to FAQ’s

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It’s been a few months since my last update! When I last checked in, I was nearing the end of the first trimester and looking forward to being done with the IVF medications. There...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Telling Her “You’ve Got This!”

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“You’ve got this, mama!” It’s a phrase I’ve said or typed many times, usually when I didn’t know what else to say. A friend or acquaintance is sharing about a challenge she’s facing and in...

Hey Moms, These Specialty Classes Are For You (and Child Care Too!) :: Why...

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Whether you’re the type to set New Year’s Resolutions or not, we’re sure that stressing less and feeling your best are on your list of goals for 2020. Our mission at the Mankato Family...

Surrogacy Series (Part Four) :: The Thing I’m Not Supposed To Talk About

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“So are you just doing this out of the goodness of your heart or...?” The ultrasound technician glanced at me expectedly. I paused, knowing what she meant but unsure how I wanted to respond. This...

Three Reasons Why You Should Choose Southern Minnesota Orthodontics for Your Child’s Smile

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Serving Southern Minnesota since 1952, Southern Minnesota Orthodontics offers personalized orthodontic specialty care that includes braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® for children, teens, and adults. Because Experience Matters. Dr. Kanyusik, Dr. Wiemers, Dr. Swanson, and Dr. Vaubel are...

The Mayo Clinic OB Nest :: Innovative Pregnancy Care for Busy Moms

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We talked with Dr. Amy Brien, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, about an innovative Mayo Clinic-developed program called the Mayo Clinic OB Nest. The Mayo Clinic OB Nest is...

Surrogacy Series (Part Three) :: So, Is Their Bun in My Oven? The Results...

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This is the third post in a surrogacy series, you can catch up on the first two posts here and here!  Years of heartache, hope and persistence got the intended parents to this point. For...

The Surrogacy Series (Part Two) :: Shout Out to the IVF Mamas and Transfer...

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This is the second post in this surrogacy series. If you want to get caught up, read the first post where I announced my decision to become a gestational carrier.  A few days ago, I...

Surprise!! I’m going to be a surrogate.

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Actually, the more accurate term is “gestational carrier”. This means I will be carrying and delivering a baby for a couple who cannot have one on their own (that's the plan, at least). I...

Everything you need to know about the Grand Opening of Union Market this weekend.

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We talked to Gina Moorhead, General Manager at Union Market, to find out more about this new space and its upcoming Grand Opening, August 1-3! Grand Opening Weekend GATHER. PLAY. SIP. SHOP. PARTY. Thursday, Aug 1st, 12:00-6:00pm Friday,...