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Holiday Cookies and Treats for the Lazy Mom

There are certain Christmas staples in our house, things we MUST do every year: go see the lights, wear Christmas pajamas, watch White Christmas, Christmas Vacation, and Elf, and make and decorate Christmas cookies. I remember sitting at the kitchen table in my parents’ house meticulously decorating each Christmas cookie like it was a one-of-a-kind unique […]

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‘Tis the Season to Volunteer: Resources for the Whole Family

We are right in the middle of the holiday season. The season is likely filled with holiday movies, baking cookies, figuring out where to move your mischievous Elf, trips to see Santa, shopping for the perfect present and lots of Christmas music. You probably have a whole list of family traditions to carry on this […]

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A Twin Cities Moms’ Guide to the Month of December 2016

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2016, we’ve been providing you monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! This is month #12! We’ll update with new additions [...]
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Kindness Cards with FREE Printable!

I’m all about family traditions. I LOVE them…for any holiday! They pull our family together and help us feel more connected. Whether it’s eating green food on St. Patrick’s Day, getting socks for Valentine’s Day, eating a special dessert on Easter, or feverishly searching a Christmas tree for a pickle ornament, I love traditions!  Traditions are […]

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Holiday Lights Guide and Scavenger Hunt Printable!

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go look at Christmas lights! If we only did one Christmas-y event the whole season, hands-down it would be looking at Christmas lights. For me, it’s one of those moments that really capture the Christmas spirit – watching our kids “oooo” and [...]
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How Not to Shop On Black Friday: Family-Friendly Events

Are you done trying to grab the best deal possible on Black Friday? A movement introduced by REI last year called #optoutside generated a lot of recognition for closing their doors and encouraging everyone to look at alternatives to shopping, focusing more on spending time outside enjoying nature and working off all that turkey eaten […]

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Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2016

Eeeeek! I’m so excited about the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returning this year! Last year was our family’s first time seeing it and it was glorious. Because of our son’s sleeping schedule, we opted for an afternoon show/arrival time rather than an evening one and headed down to Owatonna, despite the train making several stops throughout […]

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A Twin Cities Moms’ Guide to the Month of November 2016

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the fall months are no different! We’re here to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2016, we’ve been providing you monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! This is month #11, and it's a little more [...]
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Emerge Dessert Dash 2016 | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Local MN Bakeries Support Emerge Mothers Academy’s “Dessert Dash”

{Disclosure: We have partnered with Emerge Mothers Academy to recap their “Dessert Dash” event. We are proud to support Emerge as they equip single mothers to emerge as confident women and caring moms through personal development, health and wellness, constructive parenting, and financial independence. Read more to hear how several local bakeries worked together to support Emerge’s latest event!} Don’t […]

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Top Toddler Travel Toys

We have the great blessing and great curse of family scattered across the east coast, west coast and everywhere in between. Our almost-two-year-old’s got some solid frequent flier – and road-trip – miles under her belt. Because traveling toddlers are basically squirmy ticking time bombs, we’ve learned a few things about how to keep her […]

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