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Lakes for Days: The Cedar and Brownie Edition

If you’re looking for a lake that’s more peaceful, a little quieter and more rugged – you should get yourself and your littles over to Cedar or Brownie Lakes. Both are on the west side of Minneapolis and offer a variety of beaches, trails and experiences. These lakes don’t have nearly the hustle and bustle that […]

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Lakes for Days: Lake Minnetonka & More

I don’t even know where to start in talking about all the fun you can have in and around Lake Minnetonka (and that’s not even including professional sports scandals! Kidding….) It’s huge – about 125 miles worth of shoreline – and borders ​approximately 14 communities in the western part of the Twin Cities. So, without rambling […]

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Giveaway! AmericInn Great Adventure

  Selfie Prize Patrol: Seeking Wild & Wacky Vacation Pictures! Wild, Wacky and Wonderful. That’s what AmericInn Hotels is looking for this summer—in your travel photos. And they are giving away prizes!  AmericInn—the largest midscale hotel brand in the upper Midwest—is inviting adventurous travelers to enter a selfie or other photo of their wildest, wackiest, most wonderful travel moments.  If they pick […]

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2015 Guide to Twin Cities 4th of July Celebrations

There’s plenty to do in the Twin Cities over our celebration of America’s Independence Day!  Find a celebration in your area and get ready for some fun! A Taste of Minnesota Where: Waconia Fairgrounds When: July 2nd-5th Activities: Live music, beer and wine tastings, blood drive, inflatable, pony rides, petty zoo, midway rides and fireworks. […]

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Summer 2015: Park Hops with Twin Cities Moms Blog!

Summer is well underway in Minnesota and we would love to meet you at the park! Twin Cities Moms Blog and Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates presents Summer Park Hop Series. Kicking off June 29th and running through August 12. Park play dates will take place at parks all around the Twin Cities Metro area.  Bring the kids […]

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Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer

Here it is our list of 100+ things to do this summer.  You’re probably already thinking I’m crazy because there aren’t even 101 days in our summer break.  I’m never quite sure which activities will capture their interest for 15 seconds and which ones will last all afternoon. You may also be rolling your eyes […]

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Summer is Coming: This Mom’s Guide to Survival

When the frigid months of March and April seem unending, I warm myself with the knowledge that summer is coming.  When it’s so cold out my nose hairs freeze, I imagine sipping tea on the deck while my children make daisy chains and look at caterpillars in the yard. This is how I will myself […]

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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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Guide to Twin Cities Farmers’ Markets

It’s that time of year again – the time of year that gets us all through those long winters.  Along with the beautiful weather comes the Farmers’ Markets and they’re not just in the city.  There a plenty around the metro and one in your area.  Check out our list to find one near you! […]

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In the Swimsuit Category

“Please Nana.” “Yes, pleeeeeeeeeeese Nana, come swimming with us!” Tatum and Turner looked up at me with big pleading eyes. Eyes full of love and anticipation. It was the love part that got me. But in reality, how could I? I’m a sixty-something grandmother with a body that hasn’t gotten any better in the last […]

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