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.
As the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesotans take pride in our summer water sports. We’ve collected water ski shows, boat rentals, kayaks and canoes, sailing experiences and other water fun. Most are located in the metro while some of them are just a short drive away.
Looking for birthday party ideas for your child in the Twin Cities? We get it — the annual bash is a big deal, and as parents, we want to make our kids’ birthday parties the best EVER. Lucky for us, the Twin Cities metro area offers a plethora of birthday party venues from which to choose. We’ve rounded up over 100 of these Twin Cites party places to give you some inspiration for your next birthday celebration! Read More
I have a 10 year old daughter who–more than anything–loves cooking. I, personally, am not a fantastic cook or teacher.
My girls in particular love to cook with their Aunt Ruhama and their Grandpa Kordatzky. Unfortunately, both these willing chefs live in Deep Wisconsin (extreme south and extreme east).
So the fact that there are schools for chefs-in-the-making here in the Twin Cities makes me so incredibly happy.
Thanks to our sponsor The Kids Cooking School. Tiffany Cavegn has opened the perfect shop for kids to learn to cook. With a spunky and knowledgeable teacher, any kid will learn how to cook a 3-course meal.
Family wellness is more than just another New Year’s Resolution. While the new year spurs thoughts of big changes in our fitness habits or our nutrition, we want to encourage you to think beyond losing that extra 15 pounds. We want you to consider your health in all areas of your life including mental health, physical health, and relation health.
Blooma has partnered with us to bring you this Twin Cities Family Wellness Guide. Together we want to help your family strive for wellness. And Family Wellness can be fun like yoga classes for kids and mama support groups and shopping together at the Farmer’s Market.
Let’s work toward Family Wellness together. Read More
Get the children moving with this list of physical activities for kids! They are categorized into age appropriate groups, but as always, these physical activities for kids can be enjoyed by those who are ready and willing to have fun and get some exercise. How did you like to stay active as a kid? What physical activities do you do with your your kids? Let us know!
There’s a new play space in town! Located off of Highway 5 in Chanhassen, Pinwheel Play is an incredibly fun modern destination.
Pinwheel Play let us check out their space for free. All opinions are mine.
Lisa Perkins Smith, with her husband Bryon, opened Pinwheel Play because they couldn’t find a play space that fit their needs. They wanted a place that was clean, welcoming and catered to many types of open-ended play for the younger set.
It was hard to whittle this list down to 10 things; I was very impressed with this well-planned space.
“TranscenDance Xperience is dedicated to providing a FUN, wholesome and family-centered dance Xperience for all students in our programs, both recreational and competition. Why TDX? Class sizes are small, which allows instructors to create lesson plans specific to their students’ needs–maximizing learning potential and growth. We believe families play an important role in the success of our dancers, and encourage open communication within the classroom. TDX places a strong importance on flattering costumes for all shapes and sizes, as well as family-friendly music. Our goal is to create passionate, confident young dancers who develop a lifelong love for the art of dance.”
“The Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers are based in St. Paul. Founded in 2003 by owner and director Katie Stephens Spangler, the group of about 200 students performs around the Twin Cities and the Midwest over 100 times each year. Classes are available for children and adults.”
Lynn’s Cake & Candy Supplies has been open for over 30 years. When the current owner, Lynn, acquired the business, she ran it from inside her home. Holding business hours in your home can be difficult, and soon it was time to move. The store has been in 4 different locations since the decision to move. Currently, Lynn’s is located at the corner of University Avenue and Mississippi in Fridley, Minnesota. It’s approximately a mile and a half north of 694.
We are so thrilled to have this one of a kind business support our Monster Bash. Let me show you what Lynn’s offers. It’s my favorite birthday party go-to store.