After decades of increasing, the childhood obesity rate is starting to level off. However, the rate is still alarmingly high. Did you know that 1 in 3 children aged 10-17 are considered obese? Childhood overweight/obesity is regarded as the most common prevalent nutritional disorder of US children and adolescents. Why should we be concerned with overweight kids? […]
My husband recently questioned a common theme around motherhood… Cold coffee. And guess what ladies? He has a solution, and it’s something he wants me to share with all you coffee-reheating and coffee-slogan-wearing mamas (this includes me). A Thermos! I know, genius, right? No more reheating that darn cold coffee or complaining about forgetting it […]
I’ve met people over the years who approach me in whispered voice, “I’m sorry but I don’t like the Minnesota State Fair.” I’m a mom who loves food, the Minnesota State Fair and all things Minnesota. But I always respond to the Fair naysayers the same way, “It’s okay, you don’t have to like the […]
Shopping with kids can seem daunting, and it often takes some mental preparation. While I am not forced to do it often because I do my big weekly hauls on the weekend alone or with just my oldest (thank you hubby), at least once a week I do a quick run for essentials such as […]
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!
We have partnered together with our sponsors, Driscoll’s, to create this special event. Read all the details below, plus find out how you can enter their Minnesota Exclusive ‘Berry Together’ Sweepstakes to win a trip to Madden’s on Gull Lake!We had an absolutely wonderful morning hosting members of our executive, event, writing and mombassador teams, […]
It’s been a year since we arrived at the MSP airport, carrying a cat, toddler, carseat, travel crib and as many suitcases as we could manage. We really miss our friends back in Brooklyn, NY – but let me tell you: parenting is a lot easier here in the Twin Cities. We knew before moving that […]
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!
Summer is barely upon us, and already I’m complaining. Sure, I love the warm evenings when dusk stretches out until after ten o’clock. I love the tree-lined streets bursting with green, the flowers blooming like fireworks in the backyard, the distant rumbling that precedes a good storm. I love the cloudless, breezy days you’d give […]
It was right around our daughter’s first birthday that we realized we needed to start creating a budget. Diapers, formula, tons of cute teeny tiny baby clothes, and (of course) several weekly trips to Starbucks were starting to ravage our pocketbooks. We knew we had to do something quick. We enrolled in Dave Ramsey’s Financial […]
It’s no secret that I love food. Cooking and baking are extremely therapeutic for me, and making meals together is something my family really enjoys doing. But over the years, as we’ve added family members and grown in our food interests, so has the amount of money we spend on it. Truth be told, how much […]