If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.
Classic outdoor adventures, tech-y enrichment, performing arts opportunities and cultural explorations are just a sampling of what you’ll find in our 2017 Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps. From day camps for your preschoolers to sleepaways for the teens, these local camps offer something for everyone.
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.
We wanted to give you a heads up to some of the most exciting Christmas experiences happening this year. We’ll soon have an all-encompassing list for your family, but here are our Top Ten that you won’t want to miss – get them on your calendar! Read More
Are you melting like I am? Oh, my goodness! This summer has actually been a summer, and while I’m super uncomfortable, I am trying not to complain.
Instead I want to take advantage of a great reason to have some Frozen Yogurt. Who doesn’t want an excuse for a tasty treat? For my benefit and yours we have rounded up the frozen yogurt shoppes around the Twin Cities!
This past week, I had the privilege of chatting with our beloved local Ann Michels. Not sure who I’m talking about? That’s okay. We are busy parents and are lucky to be able to watch a show without falling asleep halfway through it.
If you were at FFTC’s Monster Bash in April, you probably met Amy Brace, the owner and chief baker at Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe. Not only did you get to enjoy her as a person, but hopefully you were able to enjoy her delicious treats: yummy cupcakes and beautiful macaroons.Read More
“Dreams are so short,” Sophie commented “On the outside but not on the inside,” BFG replied.
Our family was invited to check out The BFG a couple of days before the movie released and we were all pleasantly surprised.
For most of my kids, who had been counting down the days to seeing the movie, the film met all expectations. There was only one who said he didn’t like it. He gets anxious pretty easily, and there were some intense parts. However, after the lights came up, he continually listed the scenes he loved.
The BFG is not a movie for young kids. It starts out a bit spooky and is a little slow moving at times. We brought all our kids, ages 6-11, and by far, the 9 and 11 year olds were the ones who loved it the most. Read More
Zimmerman is a lovely small town, just north of Elk River on Highway 169. Most people drive straight through on the way to their cabins without realizing what they are missing.
Stacey of Ramshackled Treasures and Samara of Simplicity in the Suburbs invited FFTC to check out this cute little village with a gang of bloggers (it was an extremely busy week for us). My favorite comment of the night was from Ashley Sears. She kept repeating to herself, “Oh, boy. I’m in trouble. I’m in so much trouble.” She is moving to Zimmerman and fell more in love with the town with each stop–as did we all.
Here are 10 things you don’t want to miss when heading through Zimmerman. Read More