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...
The Twin Cities hosts a variety of egg hunts that vary from helicopter drops into large fields to a simple look around for colored "egg" rocks out on a nature hike. We've got all of your Easter activities covered, from...
I don’t want a fancy gift for Valentine’s Day. I don’t need a dinner out or a night at a hotel. Diamonds and jewelry just don’t speak to my heart. Give me handprints. Give me mama love notes in child handwriting. Give...
“What are you doing for Chanukah this year?”   I kind of hate this question, if only because I never have a good answer. “Lighting some candles and being forced to listen to Adam Sandler again,” doesn’t really have the same...
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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...
For almost 10 years, I would spend days leading up to Christmas by cooking. There was researching, planning, calling stores, shopping, and of course cooking. It started by reading an issue of Cooking Light and talking about holiday traditions,...
The holiday season is here - and no matter what holiday you and your family celebrate - we all have ONE very important thing in common. Ready for it? You sure? Clothes. Yes. Clothes.  We all must wear clothes to our family gathering....
Grinchy Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy! Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is back at Children’s Theatre Company! This all-time family favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling...
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to help you celebrate! Whether you bundle up your family for a day of ice skating or you sit and enjoy the sounds of carols at a holiday...
{Disclosure: This curated list is brought to you by several of the businesses featured in this post. We love each and every item in this list! Shop LOCAL this holiday season!} When it comes to holiday shopping, may we suggest...
While Macy's Santaland in downtown Minneapolis is no more, there are still plenty of fun ways to see Santa in the Twin Cities, from Twin City Moms Blog's Donuts with Santa events to rides with the guy in red...
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...
Last year we hosted 12 people for Thanksgiving. This year our guest total will be 14,  all sleeping overnight in our house for several days. I’m not heavy breathing about it. Dare I say, I’m actually looking forward to...
Are you THAT person? The ridiculously annoying Christmasy-spirit person that listens to Christmas music BEFORE Thanksgiving? The blasphemy! The outrage! I mean, who does that? I was that person. Almost my whole life. I practically thought it was a downright...

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Refreshed and Renewed: Vacation Bound

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Dear Mamas, "Refreshed and renewed" are the first words I wrote in my journal on January 3rd, 2020, as I sat looking out at a...

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