Family RSS feed for this section

Little Girls preparing homemade pumpkin pie for the holidays. They are looking at the recipe on a pad.

The One Thing I’m Doing Differently This Thanksgiving

Last year we hosted 12 people for Thanksgiving. This year our guest total will be 14,  all sleeping overnight in our house for several days. I’m not heavy breathing about it. Dare I say, I’m actually looking forward to it? I love to cook comfort food, so Thanksgiving is totally my jam. I love making […]

Continue Reading 0
IMG_0629

Christmas Jams… Before Thanksgiving

Are you THAT person? The ridiculously annoying Christmasy-spirit person that listens to Christmas music BEFORE Thanksgiving? The blasphemy! The outrage! I mean, who does that? I was that person. Almost my whole life. I practically thought it was a downright sin to listen to those sweet sweet Christmas jams before Thanksgiving had passed. You need […]

Continue Reading 0

Financing My Future Game-Changer

Our partners at Minnesota College Savings Plan are here to help families set up financial plans for their kids’ educational futures. Plus, our sponsors are giving our readers a chance to win a $300 scholarship towards a new or existing Minnesota College Savings Plan Account! See the bottom of this post for more details! For […]

Continue Reading 0
15493734_10207729047845619_7227454467321199260_o

{EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT} 2nd Annual Donuts with Santa Events!

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual Donuts with Santa events! Due to the huge demand for this event last year (we sold out in a matter of minutes), we have expanded to two different dates/locations this year, tripling our capacity. While we have greatly increased our capacity, we still expect to sell out […]

Continue Reading 0
20161123_MplsDTCncl_LoRes_098

2017 Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the mpls downtown council to provide this guide for families. Minneapolis WinterSkate is the ultimate skating experience for the whole family that you can enjoy all winter long! Winter is officially upon us and what better way to get out and enjoy it than to go ice skating? Wells […]

Continue Reading 0
unnamed-17

Studying the Brain Isn’t Just for the Science Department

Our partners at Breck School are leading the way in helping parents understand how the brain works and why it’s beneficial to our children’s education. Daisy Pellant, Ph.D., shares with us how a basic understanding of the brain and how it works can help us aid our children’s learning and behavior. Prefrontal cortex. Amygdalae. Neuroplasticity. […]

Continue Reading 0
Beautiful young woman and her charming little daughter are hugging and smiling

What Are My Words Doing?

Words have power. What we say can help or hurt, sometimes for far longer than we intend. Even though it was years ago now, I vividly remember the day that I realized how much power one person’s words can have on a life. I was supporting some English Language Learners in their Kindergarten class and […]

Continue Reading 1
21731863_10155770801560844_6355019936546770143_o

Letting Go of Perfection

Every Friday it was the same. Take the kids to school. Rush home to do all the things I didn’t get to finish during the week; laundry, clean bathrooms, scrub floors, vacuum and dust. Then I’d rush back out to do our weekly grocery shopping, only getting back just in time to put the baby […]

Continue Reading 0
photo copy

A Letter to My Daughter about Monsters

It was recently Halloween and you’re really into monsters right now.   Mostly silly ones—fluffy pink things, with one big eye and furry claws. “A monster is coming,” you’ll tell me, eyes widening. “He’s going to eat you!”   That’s my cue. “Oh no!” I shriek in mock horror.   “Ohhhh…it’s okay,” you clarify. “It’s just a friendly monster!” […]

Continue Reading 0
wool on dryer lifestyle (1)

Molly’s Suds

Our partners at Molly’s Suds are here to inform moms like you about safe detergent products that the whole family can use! Read on to find out more about how this business started and why they’re so passionate about their mission! At Molly’s Suds, we are all about empowering families to live clean, healthy, vibrant […]

Continue Reading 0