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Cabin Fever Remedies

Dear Cabin Fever – I admit, you are real. You are not like Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, unicorns…or other mythical concepts like multiple kids napping at the same time or spouses who agree exactly on how laundry items should be folded (I’m looking at you, bath towels). No sir, you are […]

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Family Fun at Mont du Lac Resort

Our partners at Mont Du Lac Resort invited our contributor, Karri, to experience their resort and all the family fun it has to offer! Read about their trip and see how you and your family can enjoy a winter getaway this season!The older my kids get, the more I look for opportunities to keep them […]

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Date Your Kids

With three kids under four, my days tend to blur together. Mornings into afternoons, tantrums into snuggles. I frequently float through my days feeling I haven’t done much beyond prepare food, clean up food, straighten up the house, and, mostly, wrangle small children. The background can become a blur of noise and chaos. Someone screaming, […]

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Indoor Fun for the Family

My husband has a long history of gag gifts. His specialty this year was a magnet I proudly display on the refrigerator that reads, “My favorite outdoor activity is going back inside.” A pretty accurate description, especially during winter in Minnesota. Lest I have a great deal of experience from which to write about indoor […]

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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to February 2018

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these February activities all together in one easy guide. In 2018, we’re bringing back our monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they [...]
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The Science of Studying

Our partners at Breck are here to discuss the science of studying! Read about their tips and tricks you can use with your student to help them when they are preparing for their next big exam. With increasing demands from extracurricular activities, challenging academic classes, social outings, and – let’s face it – technology, finding […]

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The Big Game: Family Event Guide

If you are a football fan, now is a great time to be in the Twin Cities! Whether you are visiting from out-of-state or a long-time resident, we have a list of events that will certainly "score" with your family. Even if you are not a sports fan, there are plenty of activities that will [...]
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6 Keys To Hating Winter Less

Winter. It’s what this great state of Minnesota is famous for—the long, cold, snowy, stay-in-your-house-kind-of-frigid days of winter. When my daughter was about 3.5 years old, she walked out into the frosty air, turned to look at me and with tears in her eyes said, “I don’t like winter, Mommy! It hurts me!” Straight up […]

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A Twin Cities Mom’s Guide to January 2018

There’s always something to do in the Twin Cities, and the winter months are no different! We've worked to help you keep your sanity by bringing these activities all together in one easy guide. In 2018, we’re bringing back our monthly event guides so you don’t miss a thing! We’ll update with new additions as they come. [...]
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Strong, Not Skinny

As moms, we understand the importance of self-care, and we are here to help busy moms like you find time to prioritize your wellness. Our hope is that you feel encouraged and equipped to value and prioritize nutrition, self-care, fitness and a healthy body image through these personal stories from experts in the fitness industry […]

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Find Your Own Happiness During the Holidays

For almost 10 years, I would spend days leading up to Christmas by cooking. There was researching, planning, calling stores, shopping, and of course cooking. It started by reading an issue of Cooking Light and talking about holiday traditions, and one of the traditions was the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Desperate to start a […]

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