It started out as an ordinary night, like so many others in our home. Our youngest son was curled up on my lap, sucking his thumb while we watched Moana. Our middle son was building a skyscraper out of Legos on the floor at my feet. And our oldest son was in the bathroom, doing […]
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The night before the last day of second grade, she was in my bed, laying there, not wanting to sleep in her own bed. Why? There are usually about a million reasons they can come up with, aren’t there? Maybe we should let the first 500,000 reasons win with a “yes,” because as I looked […]
As every mom knows, the pressures of motherhood are endless. You’re surrounded by opinions on how to do everything right. Internet forums, bestselling books and seemingly everyone you talk to all have strong (yet conflicting) voices about what’s best. The result: Everything you do seems wrong. Plus, every decision you make — and every mistake […]
Adventure is an understatement when it comes to family trips. Whether you are driving cross-country, flying to your destination, or arriving by any other method, bringing a family along is ALWAYS unpredictable. I am no expert on family trips, but I do have an honorary degree in changed plans and missed expectations. This I know […]
Our partners at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts are here to tell you about their NEW Family Series! Check out each of the three different shows, plus find a special discount code for you and your family to enjoy when purchasing your tickets! Encourage your kids’ imagination and foster their creative exploration through […]
Do you ever long for someone in your household to recognize something you’ve done – anything – and say thank you for it? It doesn’t feel too promising that this will happen anytime soon if we have little ones at home, and sometimes what we do is not always evident to our partners either. I […]
Our partners at Driscoll’s are here to share some great ideas on how to make your kids’ lunches fun while encouraging healthy eating habits! Check out their bento box recipes, plus read how you can enter their Minnesota Exclusive ‘Berry Together’ Sweepstakes to win a trip to Madden’s on Gull Lake!
Our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health are here to share facts about the recent measles outbreak and what it means for our community. Jennifer Heath, RN, MPH, DNP (and a mom herself!) gives us insight on the level of impact this illness has had on Minnesota. One morning in mid-April, I went through […]
Our partners at Kinderberry Hill are here to share the value of outdoor play. With their new outdoor classrooms, children are exploring nature, developing coordination, strength and self-confidence and building STEAM skills. Sara Reichstadt, Kinderberry Hill’s Education Coordinator and a mom herself, gives wonderful tips on you can foster outdoor learning in your own backyard! […]
You won’t find the tips while reading best-selling books on discipline strategies. They won’t be found searching Pinterest for the best monster truck birthday cake. The secrets aren’t unveiled by researching creative recipes to sneak vegetables into your toddler’s 100% organic, homemade food either. I’ve done all these things and more. Reading, researching and getting […]
Our partners at Children’s Learning Adventure would love to share about their two upcoming Sneak Peek events with you! These two events, in both July and August, will give you and your family the chance to tour their incredible facility, inquire about their programs, and enjoy tons of free family fun! Get the details below. […]
Chances are you’ve already kissed a boo-boo or two this summer. Or maybe you’ve already made a trip to the ER. As a mama to three boys ages six and under, I am no stranger to boo-boos and stitches. It is a point of pride that our family went nine boy-years before someone needed stitches! Our youngest […]
“Wow! 4 kids! Are they all yours? You’re brave!” I hear this nearly every time I go out in public with my four children ranging from 3 to 10 years old. Along with, “You sure are busy!” and “You’ve got your hands full!” Sometimes I choose to wear those comments as a badge of honor. […]
Our partners at Driscoll’s are here to share a recipe that you can make with your kids just in time for the Fourth of July! Get the recipe, plus read how you can enter their Minnesota Exclusive “Berry Together” Sweepstakes to win a trip to Madden’s on Gull Lake!