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Moms on the Run in the Twin Cities


Women all over the Twin Cities are dropping pounds, making new friends, and improving their health. Their secret? Moms on the Run! Designed for all fitness levels, Moms on the Run was initially created to move even the most inactive woman towards lifestyle change and give her the confidence and training structure to complete a 5K Race. Now in its fifth year of operation right here in the Twin Cities, Moms on the Run offers a structured 18-week training program in 12 metro locations.

If you've been waiting for the motivation to get your start as a runner, this class is for you. Programs are available for walkers, beginning and intermediate runners. Run your first 5K/10K/10 mile or half-marathon, improve your speed and endurance, or stay motivated in your walking routine. The group is for all women, not just moms, but jogging strollers are welcome. This class will focus on interval training to increase metabolism and burn more fat. You'll start out slowly and walk/jog/run your way up to your very first race or a new personal record!

Moms love to say they put their families first...but forget they are part of the family. Feel better. Do better. Your kids are watching you and the example you are setting for a lifestyle of health and fitness. If you are a woman who is too busy, too stressed, too tired....join us this spring. You'll find a supportive community of women eager to encourage you toward your health and fitness goals. Join Moms on the Run for Fitness, Fun, and Friendship!

Moms on the Run Twin Cities Locations: Apple Valley/Rosemount, Blaine, Coon Rapids/Andover, Eden Prairie, Forest Lake, Hastings, Maple Grove, Shoreview, Stillwater, White Bear Lake, Woodbury

For more information or to register go to: MomsOnTheRun.com

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Win Tickets to the Ultimate Pajama Party


The Ultimate Pajama Party has just booked Gretchen Rossi, a favorite Real Housewife of Orange County to join the January 22nd event. AND--- a lucky MomTalk fan will win 2 tickets to the Ultimate Pajama Party! To be eligible to win tickets, just add a comment to the post on our Facebook page. Names will be gathered and one fan will be chosen at random on January 10th.

Find out more about the Ultimate Pajama Party.

Bravo's Orange County episodes are beginning again in January so
Gretchen's visit to the Twin Cities is perfect timing!

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Ticket Giveaway for SISTER Concert


"There Goes My Heart" Tour and CD Release

We have 6 pairs of tickets to give away to fans of MomTalk on Facebook. Find us on Facebook and then add a comment to the FB wall post saying you'd like to be eligible to win and indicating which show you're interested in. Not in the Minnesota area? No worries--we also have 3 Sister CDs to give away.

What & Where:
The local musical trio, Sister, is releasing a new CD, "There Goes My Heart,"  geared for women who want to break out of the mold. The "There Goes My Heart" tour will include Twin Cities area and other Minnesota stops from April 30-May 22. The music of Sister celebrates women in all stages of life--a show would make a great outing for Girls' Night Out.

Sister's "There Goes My Heart" tour locations include (Minnesota)
May 2, 3 p.m.-Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School,
May 7, 7 p.m.-Chaska Community Center Theater,
Mother's Day May 9, 3 p.m.-Mankato West High School Auditorium,
May 22, 7 p.m.-Yellow Tree Theatre/Osseo,
and (western Wisconsin) April 30, 7 p.m.-Baldwin-Woodville Performing Arts Center.

Tickets in advance are $24/adults, $17/seniors and $10/children at www.SisterProductions.com.

"There Goes My Heart" features brand new Sister original music launched by the lead vocals of arranger Alisa Leonard and the signature harmonies of the trio.  "No matter what stage a woman is in, when they hear Sister, they will identify with one of the messages woven throughout poetic song, beautiful music, and amazing voices. They are a gift to women," says previous show attendee, Mary Kay.

Sister's "There Goes My Heart"  CD will release April 30, 2010 available for $15 at www.SisterProductions.com and at all live performances.

About Sister
Sister, formerly known as the Norvold Sisters, is comprised of three real-life siblings from Minnesota:  Kjersten Dysthe, Kara Millerhagen, and Alisa Leonard. Hear Sister music, read fan reviews, see video, and get more information at SisterProductions.com.

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Win Tickets to a Special Screening of BABIES


You've seen the ads, now see the movie at an advanced screening!

3 Lucky MomTalk members in the Twin Cities area are invited to a special advance screening of BABIES. Winners, chosen at random, will see the movie and receive an additional prize pack with a poster, a baby onesie and adult-size t-shirt.

To be eligible to win tickets and prize package, come find us and become a MomTalk fan on Facebook. On Monday, April 26, we'll select 3 Facebook fans to attend the screening.

When and where:
Wednesday, April 28
7:30 p.m.
Landmark Lagoon Cinema
(1320 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis)

The adventure of a lifetime begins...

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, BABIES simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

Opening in theatres nationwide on May 7th. 


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Special Offer from Sweet Cheeks Baby Food

2 Free Items with $25 online purchase & local pick-up for members of the MomTalk Community. Join our new social network at share.momtalk.com to take advantage of this offer!

Sweet Cheeks Baby Food is made fresh weekly using only organic fruits, vegetables and grains and is sourced directly from small family farmers. They use only easily digested, non-allergen ingredients; they don't use any fats, oils, seasonings, meat or dairy products.

Offer expires March 15, 2010

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Twin Cities Mothers and More

Author and Minnesota native Kristin Maschka aims to knock down the walls women hit when juggling paid work and parenting responsibilities as she reads from her soon-to-be released book, THIS IS NOT HOW I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today.

Hosted by the Twin Cities East Chapter of Mothers & More, Maschka will read excerpts, discuss tools and strategies from her book, and conduct a signing as part of a FREE Open House for all area Mothers and Mothers-to-be.

DATE: Tuesday 10/20
TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm
PLACE: Oak Meadows, 8131 4th St. North, Oakdale

As a mother and past president for Mothers & More, Maschka has both experienced and heard the frustrations that women face today. She uses her own personal story and those of women across the country to illustrate in an accessible and humorous way the root causes of the frustrations and resentment mothers often feel. Maschka addresses the complex issues mothers and fathers face, and inspires readers with practical and specific actions - providing concrete tips and tools so they can be happier, and live the lives they always thought they would.

Kristin Maschka was born in St. Paul and grew up in Mankato where she is a member of the Mankato East Athletics Hall of Fame. Currently she is Director of Business to School Connections for the Pasadena Educational Foundation, and lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and daughter.

Mothers & More has improved the lives of mothers at all stages of active parenting through support, education, and advocacy for over 20 years. Founded in 2006, the Twin Cities East Chapter of Mothers & More holds regular meetings on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month at Oak Meadows in Oakdale. Local membership includes mothers who are residents of Washington County and the St. Croix River Valley. Call (651) 204-0071 or visit www.mothersandmoreTCE.org to learn more.

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Tickets to Ordway's 2009-10 Season are on Sale Now

Tickets to all Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' 2009-10 performances officially go on sale to the general public Sunday, September 13. Ordway's season calendar includes a first-time national tour, an Ordway-produced Disney classic, a hilarious and interactive holiday performance, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner, a seven-time 2008 Tony Award-winning musical and a series of captivating global dance and music artists.

Ordway's Box Office phone lines are open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday at 651.224.4222. Online sales are available at ordway.org.

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