Category - Babies

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Twin Cities Special Needs ShortList
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Wishing Tree Play Cafe Giveaway
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One Posh Closet Kids
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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden
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FFTC’s Guide to Family Music Classes
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Family Music Classes by ‘Songs with Sarah’ Are AH-Mazing!
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Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers
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BookHounds Invites Stephanie Watson
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Family Fun Idea — Flint Hills International Children’s Festival
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Mama Gracie’s Pregnancy Shop & Spa, Monster Bash Sponsor

Twin Cities Special Needs ShortList

Special Needs

Families with Special Needs are our HEROES! We have always thought that. After attending AUSM’s Steps of Hope event in 2016, we knew that we needed to up our game to serve our heroes even better.

We decided to make this Special Needs ShortList as a launching point.  This guide is for families in the midst of crisis–or friends of those families– who need a place to start.  This is our first step, our first attempt.  Feedback and suggestions are very welcomed.
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Wishing Tree Play Cafe Giveaway

Looking for a Tropical Adventure during the frigid cold days in January? Read More

One Posh Closet Kids

one posh closetMy name is Maya. I am eleven years old, and my mom is Gianna Kordatzky. Recently, I did an interview with Nicole Jennings. She is the wife of Greg Jennings (who was a wide receiver for the Packers, the Vikings, and the Dolphins. He is now retired and is whole-heartedly supporting his wife’s endeavors, acting, and broadcasting for different football events).  Nicole is also the owner of One Posh Closet and One Posh Closet Kids.

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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden

From what I have experienced, a picture book illustrator is a fun person. Especially those from Minnesota.

I guess I could be biased, but I don’t think so.  At the beginning of August, we met Mike Wohnoutka and today we meet Nina Crittenden.

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More information is included in the links below.

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FFTC’s Guide to Family Music Classes

Family Music classes aren’t simply about introducing your child to music education.  A big part of it is learning how to play with your child.  In the Twin Cities we are blessed to have so many different options. These classes are a great way to get out of the house with a specific purpose – to enjoy an hour together with your little ones.
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Family Music Classes by ‘Songs with Sarah’ Are AH-Mazing!

Songs with Sarah family music classes“Family Music Classes are for the parents as much as the kids.”

-Sarah McCaffrey Ritchie

Sarah McCaffrey Ritchie is a Twin Cities mom who is passionate about her kids (twin infants and a 2 year old–yes, she is amazing) and about music education.

Simply put, she is nuts about teaching music to anyone. She received her Bachelor’s of Music in flute performance at Eastman School of Music.  She then moved to New York City and trained to be a Music Together teacher.  She completed her Masters degree from the University of Buffalo, NY in Music Education with a K-12 certification but taylored for early childhood education.

Sarah grew passionate about the concept of a specialized form of musical training. Read More

Tot Time Open Swim at Twin Cities Pools & Aquatic Centers

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Como Regional Pool

So you’ve got a little one who’d prefer to become accustomed to the pool without those periodic (and unintentional) slaps of water in the face from sharing space with the big kids? The following Twin Cities pools are offering special tot times this summer solely for the purpose of helping youngsters get comfortable in the water: Read More

BookHounds Invites Stephanie Watson

Stephanie Watson is a native Minnesotan who grew up immersing herself in stories:  reading, watching TV, acting in Children’s Theatre Company shows and spending lots of time at the library.  She is a local author who teaches writing classes and does picture book critique work as well.

Most importantly, she is happy to be a soul parent.  (Trust me, it’s most definitely soul and not sole–her heart and humor is two sizes too big)

She and her 5 year old daughter (who shares my birthday!) live in Minneapolis.

We are pumped to have Stephanie on BookHounds this month as she is a dynamic mama with a really cool job.  She talks about what it’s like to be an author and how they foster reading in their home.

For more information, see the Show Notes below.

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Family Fun Idea — Flint Hills International Children’s Festival

children's festivalOne of my absolute favorite activities to do with my kids in June is the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival.  This year the city of St. Paul is hopping with kids and culture during the week of May 31 as they celebrate their 16th year!

During the week, school kids come to St. Paul to watch performances from around the world, appreciate in the Art Walk, and participate in global art workshops.

My favorite part of the International Children’s Festival is the free Family Weekend.  This year, mark your calendars for June 4-5, 2016.

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Mama Gracie’s Pregnancy Shop & Spa, Monster Bash Sponsor

Princeton MN

Faith Goenner is the proud owner of Mama Gracie’s Pregnancy Shop & Spa.  And she should be.  

“Approximately 5 years ago I married a country boy named Corey. My son Amani is 21 years old and attends NDSU. My parents and sister live in Minneapolis (where I grew up). We offer a maternity and baby retail shop and a spa with prenatal & women’s massage. Other services include prenatal yoga, birth education classes and hosting events.”

You don’t have to drive to Princeton to shop. Shop online here.  Mama Gracie’s offer’s FREE SHIPPING and gift wrap (if requested).

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