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Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is back at Children’s Theatre Company!

It’s that time of year when “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas” returns to the Children’s Theatre Company. Our partners are excited for your family to see the show and enjoy family-friendly activities to keep the story going at home. The musical runs through January 7, 2018.Grinchy Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy! […]

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Confessions of a Library Nerd: 7 Hidden Library Gems

I am a self-proclaimed library nerd. I have my library card number memorized, I visit my library’s website and app at least once a week, and my queue of reserved books usually has at least 10 books on it. As a mom, I’m intimately familiar with the invaluable resources the library offers. Story times, DVDs, […]

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Read a Book Day

“Read a book!” It’s a constant refrain in our household. My three-year olds’ clamor for books to be read to them all day long. They can sit through a stack of books the way other kids can sit through entire movies. My youngest, now a year and a half, surprised us all at 10 months […]

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Best Audiobooks for a Silent Road Trip

Last year I shared My Secret to a Silent Car with Young Kids. In case you missed it, my secret is those glorious listening gems known as audiobooks. My love for audiobooks is pretty intense. I recommend them constantly and for just about anything that’s ailing you in motherhood. Kid talks all the time? Audiobooks. […]

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How to Help a Struggling Reader

I had the privilege of sitting down with our local Children’s Librarian, Miss Margaret, to learn how libraries can help kids and families. I thought I was pretty library-savvy before, but I learned so much! Here are some things she shared that are helpful not only for those mamas with struggling or disinterested readers, but […]

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Three for Her, Three for Me: Let’s Go to the Library

I’ve been a fan of the library since my elementary school gave out shiny “BOOK IT” buttons to the top readers. The library was there for me when my only friends were named Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, Mallory, Jessi, Mary Anne, and Dawn. It was there for me when my parents wouldn’t let me get magazine […]

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Benefits of Bedtime Reading | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Benefits of Bedtime Reading

This post is brought to you by our partners at Kinderberry Hill. Their education coordinator, a mom herself, discusses the importance of making time to read with children. Our house, like many of yours, wraps up each day with a bedtime story. We have all heard the many educational benefits of this nightly ritual, but […]

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To My Spirited Child: I Am Sorry

If I had a dollar for every time someone has said, “You sure have your hands full,” regarding my 4-year-old daughter, I would be a millionaire. I used to cringe when people would say that to me; now I reply, “But my heart is even fuller.” My child has had a strong personality from the beginning. […]

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Racially-Diverse Books to Check Out

So many children’s books contain only white characters. Or if they DO include non-white characters, they are often in minor roles and are rarely found in greater numbers than the white characters. This became painfully apparent to me after our daughter joined our family through International Adoption. I began searching for books with characters that looked like her and came […]

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Tips to Foster a Love of Reading

{We are thrilled to have partnered with Kinderberry Hill for another informative post – their Education Coordinator, Sara Reichstadt, a mom herself, has some fantastic information to share with us all and some great skills and habits we can all put in place.} February is “I Love to Read Month,” a time to spread the joy of […]

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