Each morning in December, the kids and I gather in the living room after breakfast. We get the fire going and snuggle up together on the couch. I pick up a library book from the stack and we read...

Out of Reach

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I recently attended a meeting where I was introduced as the owner of a local wine bar & bistro, a mom of three young girls and a freelance writer. Then came the words that every mama simultaneously loathes and...
Hanukkah began at sundown last night! In honor of this, we have gathered a collection of posts from our own contributors and sister sites to bring you everything you'll need to celebrate. You'll find that this roundup is full...
When it comes to holiday shopping, may we suggest that you skip the mall in favor of supporting local? There are so many incredible Twin Cities businesses that you could hit up for gifts this year, and we are...
This holiday season, rather than filling your loved ones’ closets with more stuff, consider an experience gift – one that continues to give all year long. Studies have shown that experiences – travel, concert or theatre tickets, museum or...
During this holiday season, we are thankful for our friends at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates! They’ve partnered with us to provide this holiday event guide, helping you find ways to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year. Whether...
If I had to pick just one small indulgence, I would always have fresh flowers in our home. Especially in Minnesota when green is a color we see little of and long for throughout half the year, it's so...
I like being efficient and checking things off lists. Sometimes my children hinder my efficiency with their unpredictable needs and unexpected bickering. Oh, children. When I'm working hard to accomplish something in one room and the bickering escalates to new...
It is a typical Monday evening and already I am mentally counting down the minutes to bedtime. I’m feeling overwhelmed. Is that an overused word? In my exhausted mom of three brain, balancing the various needs that three young children...
Fall in the Twin Cities is something special, and there's always something fun to do! We wanted to make it easy for you and your family to find something to do, so we brought all of November's activities together...

Art Time

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I’m a planner by nature. Always have been, always will be. My husband and I use an app to synch our family schedule and I use another one to plan our meals and create a grocery list for the...
Dear Grocery Store, As a Mom, your big box has become a place of contested territory for me. I have a son who is three. As a 'Threenager': he is unruly, fiercely independent, and ogles over every toy in sight. As...
Yay! It’s that time of year again - the time of year for candy to be everywhere. That’s the whole point of Halloween, isn’t it? Get as much candy as humanly possible. It freaks us out big time, which...
Eight years ago, on an August weekday, my husband and I sat on the floor in our empty, new-to-us living room right after we closed on our house. We dreamt about what could happen in this house, our home....

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...