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In Defense Of Extra Curricular Activities

In my experience there are two camps. Well, at least two that are worth talking about here. There is the camp of parents who absolutely refuse to schedule any after school activities for their children. Their feather’s bristle at the mere mention of “calendar,” “schedule,” or “registration fees.” Their mantra is let kids be kids. […]

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Event Recap: Bloom Parenting Fair at Park Nicollet’s Women’s Center

Were you at our BLOOM event on May 2nd?! We had a fantastic time, a great turn-out and everyone learned so much about Park Nicollet’s Women’s Center, their Family Birth Center and the many vendors and educators that joined in.  We want to thank Park Nicollet for being such a gracious host in a beautiful […]

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Will My Child Be Ready for Elementary School?

{We’re happy to host this post from our sponsor, Primrose Schools of Maple Grove and Champlin.  Fantastic information as another group of students near their first year of Elementary School!} More and more parents are recognizing the importance of the early years to their children’s success in elementary school and beyond. Consider this: the most […]

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What They Say vs. What We Do: How Real Moms Interpret Common Advice

Being a mommy is hard. Following all the advice a mommy gets is even harder. From how to sleep train to whether or not to nag about nose picking, it seems there’s no shortage of opinions on every aspect of child rearing. So we pick and we choose. We take some advice as non-negotiable truth, […]

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Twin Cities: 2015 Easter Activities!

  Macy’s Bunny Brunch Multiple times, dates and locations:  The Easter Bunny, a face painter, balloon artist and a fabulous brunch.  This annual event is a favorite of so many in the area – your kids will love it!  Multiple dates and times at the Southdale, Ridgedale and Downtown locations. Pictures with the Easter Bunny […]

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Best of the Twin Cities: Indoor Play Area

Check out one of our most used resource pages – The Best Indoor Play Areas in the Twin Cities! Our winters are long and the coveted days of spring, summer and fall are still sprinkled with rainy days.  In order to survive the ups and downs of our weather with the kids, we’ve compiled a list of the […]

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Twin Cities: Your Guide to January/February

  There’s plenty to do this winter in the Twin Cities – don’t miss out just because it’s cold.  We’ll update with new additions as they come.  Don’t forget to check out our list of Indoor Activities, and add a few of our “Winter Survival” posts to your reading list: 10 Twin Cities Winter Activities […]

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Open Letter to the Man Using the Family Restroom at the Airport

As we embark on this busy holiday season full of cheer and travel let this be a reminder to those who take advantage of designated family areas causing undue stress and anxiety to parents in airports across the country. We MUST take a stand. Dear Business Man Who Poops in the Family Restroom at the […]

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