My husband and I have always loved gardening. But it wasn't until last year when we built our big, fenced, raised-row garden that we really got into it. Our garden has eight rows, each between 17-29 feet long and...
It’s that time of year again – the one that gets us all through those long winters. Along with the beautiful weather comes the Farmers’ Markets and they’re not just in the city. There are plenty around the metro...
It’s almost time... You know what I’m talking about - that moment when the ankle booties you pranced around in all winter suddenly go from cute and flirty, to clunky and just too much for the spring sunshine. With...
I love to grow my own herbs! They are simple, they grow fast and they have so many wonderful uses.  I am going to show you a simple and cheap way to get started. You are welcome to get...
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...

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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...
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...
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,...
We are embracing spring in the Twin Cities with activities involving farms, parks, egg hunts, and Earth Day. We’ve worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these April activities all together in one easy guide so you...
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...
The longest highway in Minnesota stretches 427 miles across the western portion of the state from Canada to Iowa.  If you drove all of US-59 at 55 miles an hour, it would take you just shy of eight hours...
I will be the first to admit that I do not care for sticky, messy, dirty, or slimy things. My mom tells the story of when I was a little kid in ECFE and I would stand at a...
After a long, tortuous winter, summer is finally upon us. And for Minnesotans, that means one thing: getting outside. June is National Great Outdoors month. I doubt any of us Minnesotans need to be reminded to enjoy the outdoors. At...
Our house is way too small for our family but the one thing that keeps us here is our amazing backyard.  From the front, our tiny rambler home doesn't look like anything spectacular, but once you head your way...

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Eight Gentle Parenting Lessons from Coach Ted Lasso

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I’ve never liked the way we label ourselves as parents. It’s difficult enough for me to pick a team when I make my March...

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