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Recipes

Snowman Snack Banana Pops : a healthy snack

  Today I’m going to share with you a healthy, winter snack for the kids! Since the season of eating is upon us and there will be cookies, candy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pies galore I thought I’d try my hand at making a healthy, quick and easy, snowman snack that I knew my kids […]

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Featured

Screen-Free Activities to Keep Busy on a Road Trip

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with screens when you’re traveling with kids. Traveling is less painful now than it was when I was a kid (and suddenly I sound like a 70-year-old) with all the portable devices we can easily access for entertainment. Even with screens, a long trip can be […]

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Motherhood

To the Exclusively Pumping Mama: A Standing Ovation

I have to write this out, say it out loud and applaud a few special moms living day in and day out the way we all do. Only, they do it differently than I ever did. How? Why am I feeling like giving every single one of these mothers a standing ovation? Two words: Exclusive […]

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Toddler

Toddler Sleep – Yes, it’s still important.

Did you know that toddler sleep is just as important as infant sleep? It is. You’re still setting the foundation for your child’s lifelong sleep habits. Whenever I think about sleep and how important it is, and maybe this is a little extreme, but I like to think about how sleep deprivation is a form […]

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health Parenting

Does Grape Juice Prevent Stomach Flu?

There are few things that I dread as a parent more than the stomach flu. The mere utterance of the word and it makes me want to quarantine my children in our house until it seems that the virus has passed. That’s not reality; no one can hide in their house for months on end […]

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Entertainment

Is STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI appropriate for kids?

Is STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI appropriate for kids? If you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll most likely know that I’ll follow that question up with another, has your child seen the other STAR WARS films? If they have seen the other films and weren’t scared THE LAST JEDI is no different. Still […]

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Parenting

Is mounting your TV worthless? Find out why it’s worth more than you think.

This post was sponsored by SANUS. All opinions are my own. I don’t know about your kids but mine like to reenact whatever they happen to be watching on TV. That means when Elsa slams the door during her fabulous “Let It Go” number in FROZEN, my daughters find a door to slam. When Rider […]

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Parenting Toddler

How to teach children to overcome fears during Halloween

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I like Halloween almost as much as the next gal but can I level with you? I hate the scary images that are […]

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Toddler

Feet NEVER stop growing but I hate shopping in stores! KidsShoes.com saves my sanity!

Confession time: I cannot stand going into a store and shopping. I don’t like malls and I hate indecision so when KidsShoes.com reached out to me to take a look at their site I jumped at the chance. My kids’ are growing like little beanstalks and it’s hard to keep up with their changing feet. […]

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Twin Cities

4 of the Best Parks in the Northwest Twin Cities

I’m consistently amazed by the vast amount of entertainment we have here in the Twin Cities. From a good old baseball game at Target Field to the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul, no one will ever complain of boredom in the Twin Cities. Not everything that glitters is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, […]