Karri Larson

Karri Larson
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8 Picnic Essentials | Twin Cities Mom Collective

Eight Essentials for the Perfect Picnic

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I have found that in this world there are either picnic lovers or picnic loathers. There was a time when I was not too fond of packing up all the food and paraphernalia to have...

Mom’s Guide to Summer in the Cities – July Edition

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I hope you all had a fabulous first month of summer and are loving this hot weather!  After the winter we had, I am glad we are done with the polar vortex and finally...

The Difficult Decision to Medicate My Child

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This is my son, Conrad. He recently turned 10 years old and like any other boy, he loves Legos, animals, football and Minecraft. He is smart, creative, happy-go-lucky and an overall great kid with...

Mom’s Guide to Summer in the Cities – June Edition

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It's been said that the 3 best reasons to live in the Twin Cities are May, June and July. While I have a tendency to call fall my favorite season, I agree that 'summer...

Junior Happy Hour

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Do you have fond memories of your after school shenanigans while growing up? When that ‘end-of-the-day’ bell rang, I used to run from my elementary school to the preschool next door where my mom was...

To Allow or Not to Allow

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That is the question. Allowance that is. Up until March 2013, I was in the 'not to allow' category. More by default than by purpose. But then my son committed a kid-sized crime and it served as the...

And the Rest, As They Say, is HISTORY

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Have you guys been to the Minnesota History Center? Based on the fact that the 3 times we have been there it is almost completely empty, I am going to guess that the answer is NO...

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Twin Cities

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This past Sunday, men all across the Twin Cities participated in 'Selection Sunday' ---the day to pick who will win the Men's NCAA Basketball Championship. This year has high stakes with Warren Buffet pledging to give 1...

Parenting By The Book. Or Not.

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Confession: I have never read a parenting book. Okay, I have skimmed a few chapters of various books here and there but I have never read one in its entirety.  Nor did I read one pregnancy book...

Hidden Gems of the Mall of America

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Remember a few weeks ago when it was so cold that people all over the frozen tundra threw boiling water into the air and it froze instantly?  No?  Don't worry, you've probably just wiped that painful...

You are not the only one…

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So it's the middle of January and I am writing to you from my living room, sitting on my couch NEXT TO MY CHRISTMAS TREE! I know some of you have had your Christmas...