Maybe you have, like me, heard a few of these words this holiday season: "Mom, I REAAAALLLLLY want this!" "Can I have a pen to circle everything I like in this toy catalog?" *insert circling of every item on every page...
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...
We're in the first week of December. No one can argue that the Christmas season is upon us. Do you and your kids have a countdown going? I feel like we have tried a variety of ways to countdown the...
  At this time of year, there are two types of people: Those who are giddy about the holidays and the rest of us. I fall into the second group.    In my house, December is a time of Christmas preparation. In principle,...
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...
Many families will grieve a loss this holiday season.  A divorce, miscarriage, a loved one's decline in health or their death.  Maybe it is the loss of a job or a loved one is deployed.  An event which shaped...
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...
It’s truly a Minnesota tradition to bundle up and head out to the Holidazzle during the holiday season. This year, you and your family can enjoy this holiday celebration at Loring Park! It’s free, open to the public, and full of...
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...
Everyone’s favorite furry green holiday villain is back: Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is on stage at Children’s Theatre Company, now through January 6. Last year’s performance was a sell-out, smash hit…and this year’s will be even...
Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and onto the stage at Stages Theatre Company this holiday season! Stages Theatre Company’s holiday show has become a tradition for families, and this one is no exception....
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...
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...
I grew up identifying as Scottish. My name is Scottish. My family went to the Minnesota Scottish Fair every year. We were no strangers to shortbread cookies and bagpipes. The first time I traveled overseas was on a family...

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There isn't a single aspect of raising children that we get to take for granted. Even the most mundane, daily parenting decisions that have...
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