For me, childhood summers were carefree.  They were run wild in the neighborhood, stay out till the dinner-bell rang kind of carefree.  They were filled with all the neighbor kids playing kick-the-can in our backyard and popsicles melting on our chins...
I was 26 when I first found out that I had melanoma. My dermatologist called me with biopsy results and I instantly knew it wasn't good news. A few days earlier, the dermatologist had removed the teeniest, tiniest little...
It's summertime!  Your kids are out of school and if your mom life is anything like mine it's extremely busy.  I have two elementary school aged kiddos and a recent preschool graduate.  Entertaining at home is a thing of...
Have your kids escape the boredom of home this summer and have them head out to a day camp near you! Northern Star Scouting has expanded their offerings of week-long, fun and inexpensive day camp programs at their five Twin...
When my daughter turned five last fall, we decided it was time to let her choose what sport she wanted to play. She had done a few different activities prior to this, but all were mostly selected by my...
We are embracing this warm weather in the Twin Cities with activities that get us outdoors and experiencing what our gorgeous state has to offer. There are plenty of town festivals, nature activities and fun runs listed here to...
Our biggest summer goals at the Loft are to help kids discover the power of storytelling and to inspire a love of writing and reading in them!  It is a brand-new summer term at the Loft! We have an all-new...
Looking for fun things to do with your family this summer? Check out Go Outside with Hennepin County! They have it all including classic movies, trivia, fitness classes, the Downtown Farmers Market, food trucks, music and more all summer...
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...
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...
Summer will be here before we know it! Now is the time to find a summer camp your child can be part of during the summer months. The Twin Cities has a lot to offer your family, including academic...
Every summer I have plans for my family. They are never very grandiose or over the top. They are always the simplest of plans; to sit on the back porch while my son plays outside, go to the beach...
    There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these September activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions...

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