Only an hour and a half from the Twin Cities lies the vibrant city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Nestled on the Chippewa River, Eau Claire is becoming quite the up and coming destination for tourists and travelers alike with...
In February, our Executive Team got to experience the NEW Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - University Area. From its excellent location to its modern rooms and extensive amenities, we enjoyed the most wonderful weekend in complete comfort. Here are...
Greyson and I jetted out to Seattle for a quick getaway this winter. One of my college girlfriends was having a baby and my other college bestie called and said we needed to plan a trip out to meet...
A few years ago, three girlfriends and I met for our first girls trip since some of us got married and had kids. We went to meet my friend’s son for the first time and then took her on...
I went to Mexico for a week with four kids under three. Sounds like the beginning of a dramatic, cautionary tale, right? It might seem like it at first, but I’m about to let you in on an amazing...
The older my kids get, the more I look for opportunities to keep them off of their phones and social media. Its seems the lure of the phone is almost magnetic, they just can’t put it down. And if...
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Holiday Travel

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There really is nothing better than the feeling the holidays bring. You know how the song goes, “all is calm, all is bright.” Yet, such calm usually goes out the window when the holidays involve travel plans. Having lived...
You climb into your vehicle. The kids are strapped in and you are praying that they sleep for at least half of your four-hour journey. As you back out of the driveway, a feeling of fear and unease washes...

Camping with Baby

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My husband and I love to go camping. He's an Eagle Scout. I've been a happy camper since I was a kid, back when my little brother would "steamroll" with his sleeping bag over the entire family in our...

Alone Time

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I don't do "alone."  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side...
Adventure is an understatement when it comes to family trips. Whether you are driving cross-country, flying to your destination, or arriving by any other method, bringing a family along is ALWAYS unpredictable. I am no expert on family trips,...
You won’t find the tips while reading best-selling books on discipline strategies. They won’t be found searching Pinterest for the best monster truck birthday cake. The secrets aren’t unveiled by researching creative recipes to sneak vegetables into your toddler’s...
Let's face it. Traveling with kids can be a nightmare. What you envision as a magical experience can quickly go up in flames... not to mention all the preparation, planning, and researching that goes into the vacation before it...
Last year I shared My Secret to a Silent Car with Young Kids. In case you missed it, my secret is those glorious listening gems known as audiobooks. My love for audiobooks is pretty intense. I recommend them constantly...

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How Can I Be a Fair Mom?

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To the moms of multiples, big hugs from me! I know you are struggling to let your kids know that “the color of the...

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