Indoor Play in the Twin Cities

Winter here can last quite a long time! And even after Winter, rainy days and the need for variety makes this the perfect area for an abundance of indoor play spaces and that we have!

We’ve pulled those together for you in our Indoor Play Area Guide. In addition to that, we have a few of our best fun indoor activity ideas you can do at home, and some real mom winter survival tips. Winter is sure to feel shorter with these tools in your pocket! #wecandohardthings

Beat the Winter Blues: 9 Screen-Free Activities

With ever growing snow banks, temps barely in the 20s (if we’re lucky) and ice patches nearly everywhere, spring feels like a far off dream. Cabin fever has set in. The kids are bouncing off the walls and making daily – sometimes hourly – proclamations of boredom. It’s time to get creative. To beat the […]

5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter with Kids

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 to make or cookies to bake before they start getting antsy.  And it’s not just the […]

Recipes to Survive a Day Stuck Inside

Some days, the thermometer never rises above -15 degrees. Or the torrential rain never takes a break. Or your toddler never stops refusing to put on weather-appropriate clothing. The only thing to do? Give up and stay inside. When my husband or I get stuck indoors with our girls all day, there are a few […]

Indoor Fun for the Family

My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter in Minnesota. Lest I have a great deal of experience from which to write about indoor […]

Mall of America: Free Fun for Kids!

I probably take my kids on adventures about 2-3 times each week, especially during these long Minnesota winters. Makes me sounds like I’m Super Mom, right?! But here’s my secret… I’m lazy. Yep. No shame in my parenting game! If we stay home, three things always explode: Toys. Crumbs. Emotions. and in turn, my sanity. So […]

Cabin Fever? 10 Twin Cities Winter Activities {for little ones}

  Wait a second – school is canceled? Again?!?! The latest school closings, super frigid temperatures, and the feeling of wanting to curl up in a ball with the warmest blanket for the rest of winter have given Minnesotans some major cabin fever. I think just about every family in the Twin Cities has a bit […]

Embracing the Winter Storm

With forecasts of big snowfalls followed by plummeting temperatures with the highs below zero—we are making sure we are prepared! We spent our weekend stocking up on groceries + hot cocoa and made sure to swing by the library for a fresh stack of books. I’m trying to see the glass as half full during this winter […]

5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter with Kids

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 to make or cookies to bake before they start getting antsy.  And it’s not just the […]

6 Keys To Hating Winter Less

Winter. It’s what this great state of Minnesota is famous for—the long, cold, snowy, stay-in-your-house-kind-of-frigid days of winter. When my daughter was about 3.5 years old, she walked out into the frosty air, turned to look at me and with tears in her eyes said, “I don’t like winter, Mommy! It hurts me!” Straight up […]

Beth Zustiak
Beth is the Founder of and Director of Marketing for Twin Cities Mom Collective, the Co-Founder of Duluth Moms Blog and the Director of Business Development for City Mom Collective. She believes strongly in faith and friendships and the influence good people can have on your life. Having been through it, she has a heart for women who have experienced the loss of a baby and find solace in bringing awareness to loss and stillbirth issues. She is wife to Dan and Mommy to two gorgeous girls – Sophia {2009} and Evelyn {2011}, baby boy Wesley {2014 and four sweet babies in heaven. You can find Beth on Instagram. She loves leadership development, social media, hosting in her home and time with loved ones.

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