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Tapestry: Finding Joy & Inspiration in a Pandemic

Margaret Hasse and Sharon DeMark: Shelter During the distress of pandemic, political unrest, and grievous social injustices, we sought to

  • 01/21/2021
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Work, Motherhood, & Pandemic

“Families were communal in the past. I hope that this is something we take away [from the pandemic] — how can we lend support to one another?”

  • 01/21/2021
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How We Got the Dog

When COVID-19 hit, it seemed like the stars had finally aligned for canine camaraderie.

  • 07/24/2020
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From Daughter to Son

A mother shares her own journey as she navigates alongside a child whose gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation evolved

  • 05/26/2020
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An Unknown Origin Story

On a January day in 2001, my mother and I sat together in the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota

  • 12/23/2019
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Turning Tragedy Into Action

I did not want anyone to forget about who [Philando] was and what he represented as a man — his devotion to his job and the children, always thinking about other people. I wanted to keep his legacy alive by doing the things that he held near and dear to his heart.

  • 11/26/2019
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Eat, Play, Love: My Journey with Grief

There was a time when I knew what life was all about. I knew up from down, left from right,

  • 04/01/2019
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Peggy Flanagan: Feminist Mom-in-Chief

To get to the office of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, a wide-eyed writer must first pass through the official

  • 03/01/2019
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Redefining Success: A Parent’s Perspective

“How are you?” A simple enough question, with a complex answer. I have a neuro-diverse family. The brains of my

  • 05/01/2018
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Step Aside Boys

At this point in my parenting journey, when my firstborn approaches his high school graduation, I should be preaching that my

  • 04/01/2018
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2017 Changemakers: Hannah and Dave Edwards

Fighting for a child’s right to be herself

  • 12/01/2017

Working overtime for Minnesota

A day in the life of Jamie Becker-Finn, first-term state representative. “The best days are the days where I feel like I’ve been able to communicate my point of view well, and still get home in time to actually see my kids and read them their books before bedtime.”

  • 07/01/2017