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Name: Sarah Longacre Ehlers
Age: Her daughter, Metta, is now 1 1/2 years old!
City: Minneapolis

Birthed on: September 26, 2013

Birthed at: Her father's 150-year-old farmhouse in Stillwater 

Baby's name: Metta means "loving kindness."

Weight: 6 pounds, 8 ounces

Length: 21 inches

Hours of labor: A good couple of days

Birth story: She was supported by three midwives, a doula, her husband, two step children and her sister. Her birth experience deepened her faith and trust in birth, woman’s bodies and the importance of a great birth team. 

Photo by Megan Crown Photography /  megancrown.com

Out & About
Outdoor Family Expo
When: Apr 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: FREE
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com
Childish Films Finale
When: Apr 18, 10 a.m.
Where: Hennepin Central Library, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: tinyurl.com/bunny-clogs
StoryFest 2015
When: Apr 18, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: City of Lakes Waldorf School, Minneapolis
Cost: Suggested donation of $5-$25, but no one will be turned away.
Website: storyartsmn.org/storyfest-2015
The Big Quack
When: Apr 19, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: Water Park of America, Bloomington
Cost: Tickets are $15 per person in advance. Children 11 months and younger will receive a complimentary child's admission and must be accompanied by an adult.
Website: foodallergysupportmn.org
Nature Tots: Owls
When: Apr 20, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Where: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis
Cost: $5 per child and $2 per parent. Pre-registration is required.
Website: tinyurl.com/nature-tots-owls
The Dirt on Kids and Nature
When: Apr 21, 7 p.m.
Where: Diamondhead Education Center, Burnsville
Cost: FREE
Website: communityed191.org
Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience
When: Apr 25
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $24 for adults, $15 for ages 4-12 (includes museum admission)
Website: smm.org
Farm Babies
When: Apr 26
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission ($18 for ages 13-64, $12 for ages 3-12 and seniors)
Website: mnzoo.org
Free Family Sensory Flicks
When: May 2, 10 a.m.
Where: Theatres at Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: FREE
Website: theatresmoa.com/event/free-family-flicks
Moms Rock! Expo
When: May 2
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D
Cost: Tickets online start at $10 for adults and $5 for ages 5-17, plus fees.
Website: momsrockexpo.com
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