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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
Spring to Your Senses Puppet Show
When: Mar 31, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: $5 per child. Register by March 30.
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com
Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience
When: Apr 1
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: $24 for adults, $15 for ages 4-12 (includes museum admission)
Website: smm.org
Huck Finn
When: Apr 2
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $10.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Harlem Globetrotters
When: Apr 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $27.
Website: harlemglobetrotters.com
Farm Babies
When: Apr 4
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
Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit
When: Apr 4
Where: Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
Cost: Free with museum admission ($9.95 for ages 1 and older)
Website: mcm.org
Disney on Ice: Frozen
When: Apr 8
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $20.
Website: AXS.com
Green Beans (April 9, 16, 23, 30)
When: Apr 9, 10-11 a.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Silverwood Park, St. Anthony Village
Cost: $30 for all four sessions per adult-child pair
Website: tinyurl.com/green-beans-morning
The Music of Three Worlds
When: Apr 9, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Robert Trail Library, Rosemount
Cost: FREE
Website: compas.org
Rock the Cradle
When: Apr 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: thecurrent.org
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