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June is Pride month, or as I like to think of it, a month to celebrate all the beautiful families and people in our community. Love, compassion and empathy start in the home! I'm always on the lookout for books...
Throw on your best red, white, and blue and celebrate the 4th of July at one of these family-friendly celebrations! From fireworks and parades to live music and great food, you can enjoy the sights of the season at...
This post was originally published in 2015 I have one child. It’s not by choice. I would have had more if my eggs had cooperated. Other moms have one child because, well, they chose to have one child. Whether by...
If you have read anything about early childhood, or childhood in general lately, chances are you’ve heard about the importance of play, especially outdoor play. The great outdoors can provide different play opportunities than indoors and often in bigger,...
Spring is here and with that comes Farmers' Market season! From downtown to a suburb near you, there is a market for everyone to enjoy! We are thrilled to share our latest Twin Cities Farmers' Market Guide with you. This...
Our annual Ultimate Guide to a Twin Cities Summer is ready to help you make the most of these incredible months!
My all time favorite memory from childhood is spending long summer days at the community pool in the small town where I grew up. I would set off on my bike in the morning, pick up a few friends...
I don't even know where to start in talking about all the fun you can have in and around Lake Minnetonka. It's huge - about 125 miles worth of shoreline - and borders ​approximately 14 communities in the western...
  It’s was a beautiful Friday in June. Work was done for the day, picnic dinner was packed, the sun was shining, and we were heading to Lake Harriet to enjoy the evening. I don’t know what I was more...
If you're looking for a lake that's more peaceful, a little quieter and more rugged - you should get yourself and your littles over to Cedar and Brownie Lakes. Both are on the west side of Minneapolis and offer...
The Main Beach at Lake Nokomis needs to be on your Summer Bucket List. The whole lake has a lot to offer but the top spot is the Main Beach!
This post is part of our Lakes for Days Series. Read more posts from this series HERE. "On your left," nine year old Megan shouts as politely as possible while simultaneously ringing her bike bell a few times as a...
Popsicles are a super fun summer treat, but if you play your cards right, you can use them to put your kids to work!  After your kids have gone through a box or two, use them to create some...
  Here it is our list of 100+ things to do this summer.  You're probably already thinking I'm crazy because there aren't even 101 days in our summer break.  I'm never quite sure which activities will capture their interest for...

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2022 Guide to the Minnesota State Fair

It's almost time for Minnesota's biggest event of the summer. From the Giant Slide to the animal barns to your favorite foods on a...