If your children are anything like mine, they didn’t come into the world with a manual. As parents, my husband and I have had to figure things out on our own. We rely on our pediatrician, friends, and family...
We are embracing spring in the Twin Cities with activities involving fun at cultural events, spring festivals, Mother's Day and Memorial Day. We’ve worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these May activities together in one easy...

Rules for a Season

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It happens every time we enter a new season: the need to revisit the rules. I recently noticed that my 5-year-old has been leaving his raincoat and rain boots in the middle of the entryway since the weather started...
One of our passions at TCMB is to provide opportunities for moms to connect with each other, and this is one of the main reasons we love planning and providing events for the moms in our community! We have...
Screen-free week, what's the big deal?  We could do that easily if we wanted to, I just don't want to.  We're fine with our balance.  I grew up watching hours of TV and I'm fine...  Those are the things...
Screen-time and survival mode, they go hand in hand right?  Sick?  Let them watch TV!  New baby?  Let them watch TV!  Rainy day?  Let them watch TV!  Work deadline?  Let them watch TV!  Trying to make a nice dinner? ...
I am convinced the worst time of the day for any mom is bedtime. Not your bedtime, no, that’s heaven on earth. No, I mean your child’s bedtime. At least, that’s how it is for me. Can we all...
When you stay at home with little children, life is a chaotic swirl of coffee, sibling squabbles, dirty dishes, smiles, diapers, and accidents. It’s wonderful and overwhelming and it speeds past you far faster than you ever imagined it...
You walk into Target and see pastel butterflies and vibrant florals.  The drug store tempts you with piles of chocolate eggs and jelly beans.  You can't even go to the grocery store without your kid flipping her lid over...
Visit Lake Area Discovery Center to learn more about the high-quality education and childcare they offer for ages 6 weeks-5 years with four-year degreed, early-childhood licensed teachers and unique classroom environments that highlight hands-on STEM learning for school readiness.  It is important...
Let's be real here; because he never gets any attention...   I am actually writing this piece out of a little bit of guilt and feel like I should leave something for my son to read in the future for him...
My sons will ask a wide variety of questions in a day. Some make me laugh, others make me cringe. My two-year-old packs as many questions in a minute as he can. The questions my five-year-old raises usually require...

Ordinary Hard

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I pulled my phone out of the pocket of my leggings to check the time during open gym last Friday. 10:45. How could we possibly still have thirty minutes left before we had to leave to pick up the...
When I was a kid, my family had some special traditions surrounding the Easter holiday. In addition to the festivities at church, my siblings and I received Easter baskets at home. It's hard to remember specific details looking back,...

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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...