Having three boys in quick succession means that sometimes the four walls of our house feel too confining - especially in the winter.  Cabin fever is a real thing, y'all!  There are only so many books to read, crafts...
We are Minnesotans. We are tough. A little cold is nothing to us. We wear flip-flops in the winter. Our kids beg to play on the mountains of snow piled up in our parking lots and cul de sacs....

New Year, Same Me

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The ball has dropped. The calendar has turned. The party blowers have been blown. The fireworks have gone off. Resolutions have been chosen. Gym memberships have been made. Trendy diets have been selected. New running shoes have been laced up. It's a new year, but I am...
There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! Here in the #boldnorth, we do not allow a little cold weather keep us cooped up inside. This guide to January showcases many...
It brings us so much joy to host events where people leave with big smiles on their faces, having experienced something truly unique. We so love being able to end the year with one of our favorite events -...
Dear Santa - all I want for Christmas is a clean house! With the holidays right around the corner, we are bracing ourselves for the barrage of toys that will descend on our home. I’m not referring to the choice...
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,...
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...
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...
The Target toy catalog arrived last week. The Target holiday decorating catalog arrived this week.  Fine. Take all my money. Sound familiar?  Heading into a fun season of holidays, you may be like me and find yourself with a slightly tighter budget because...
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...
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...

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