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The Joy of a Local, Kid-Free, Weekend Vacation

For our anniversary this year, my husband and I decided to spend a kid-free weekend just fifteen minutes from our house. And we loved it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for vacations where you travel somewhere far from home, but if the goal of your vacation is to spend quality time together with […]

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A Weekend Getaway in Eau Claire

Two of our contributors got to experience a weekend getaway experience provided by our sponsors at Visit Eau Claire. We are so grateful for their partnership and appreciate them accommodating our writers. Only an hour and a half from the Twin Cities lies the vibrant city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Nestled on the Chippewa River, […]

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A Weekend Getaway at Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis – University Area

Our Executive Team had the pleasure of staying at the Doubletree by Hilton – University Area for our 2018 Executive Team Retreat. A huge thank you to our partners at Doubletree by Hilton – University Area for providing us this truly outstanding experience! We highly recommend checking out this hotel for your next family staycation, […]

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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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Holiday Travel

There really is nothing better than the feeling the holidays bring. You know how the song goes, “all is calm, all is bright.” Yet, such calm usually goes out the window when the holidays involve travel plans. Having lived far from home most of my adult life, I never really thought of anything different. Often […]

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A Place Setting for a Traveling Toddler Thanksgiving

You climb into your vehicle. The kids are strapped in and you are praying that they sleep for at least half of your four-hour journey. As you back out of the driveway, a feeling of fear and unease washes over. “PLEASE let this day go well,” you tell yourself. In a flash, you wish you […]

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Alone Time

I don’t do “alone.”  I am a middle child, never without a sibling to antagonize.  I am a serial dater, finding myself in a relationship pretty much continuously since I was 16.  I am an extrovert with a side of people-pleaser, desperate to perform and be affirmed.  But here’s the catch: I have had a […]

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Family Trips: Adventure Ahead

Adventure is an understatement when it comes to family trips. Whether you are driving cross-country, flying to your destination, or arriving by any other method, bringing a family along is ALWAYS unpredictable. I am no expert on family trips, but I do have an honorary degree in changed plans and missed expectations. This I know […]

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