I never thought I would send my kids to summer school when we first started planning our little family. Growing up, summer school was seen as a punishment. Living in a strict Vietnamese household, grades were really important and...

Work, Interrupted

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It was a hot summer evening a few weeks ago, when I found myself driving home from a busy day of mom-ing in jammed traffic with two sweaty kids in the backseat. The better part of the afternoon had...
I asked my kids, "What comes to mind when you think of summer?" They quickly rattled off a huge list of things. Bike riding, swimming, bubbles, chalk drawings, going up north, bonfires and ice cream. Summer doesn't feel like summer...
Here are some tips from KinderCare experts that will help parents combine learning and fun, no matter where your family’s summer adventures take you: Heading to the beach or river? Read the tide chart together. Reading the tide chart gives...
Summer is in full swing, which means longer days, warmer weather, and a great opportunity to create lifelong memories with your family. Try these fun, easy activities with your children this summer and keep the traditions going for years...
Whether your kids are enjoying splashing in the pool, athletics, or summer camps, we all know summer brings the biggest smiles! Summer is a great time to visit an orthodontist for the first time. Getting braces in the...
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...

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Experience Gifts – It’s All in the Delivery

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Parents can sometimes shy away from giving experience gifts because they lack the wow factor of the hottest new toy. However, with a little...
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