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.
Do you have a plan for the day your kid comes home from school crying because someone on the bus was threatening to punch him? Do you have a plan for the day you get a call from your child’s teacher saying, “Hayden was hurting his classmate”? Do you have a plan for building into your children without them become self centered or egotistical?
I thought I did until my son came home crying because someone on the bus was being mean to him every day he was on the bus.
Not because they aren’t cool, but because I don’t like the mess. Which is so funny because I have a very messy house. That aside–and the contradiction it is–I love to take my kids places to be creative. Where I don’t get upset because they made a crazy mess to create something cool. Read More
For months I have been promising my children a trip to Heartfelt.You know it’s been a long time since we’ve been there when even the boys say, “Mom, we need to go to Heartfelt.”
There are still 10 days of January to take advantage of theseJanuary craftsin the warm and inviting atmosphere of this cozy little shop.
MERMAIDS: TWO WAYS
Make a pair of mythical mermaids using wool felt and yarn or wool hair. Two body styles are offered: a traditional clothes peg (suggested for younger children) or a curvy wooden peg (for older kids). Ages 5 and up; younger with grown-up help. $15.
FELTED MARBLE BAG
Learn to wet felt with a resist while making a useful wool bag. Add a drawstring closure and your bag is ready to hold marbles or other small treasures. Ages 5 to adult; younger with grown-up help. $22.
Create your own little fairy cabin using watercolor, bark, moss, twigs, pinecones, and more. Allow one to two hours. Ages 7 to adult; younger with grown-up help. $28.
Choose from the large selection of yarns, then wind and wind around a cardboard donut. This can take a while so feel free to use two sessions to complete a pompom. Ages 5 to adult; younger with grown-up help.$10.
Pick a pinecone from thestash and spread with sunflower butter, then sprinkle with bird seed and hang from a tree or bush with twine. Ages 2 ½ and up. $5.
WOODEN TOP Paint and assemble a trio of tops—watch them spin! Older children may use the wood burning tool for decoration. Ages 5 and up. $10.
Color your gnomes with watercolor crayons, then stitch a hat from a piece of recycled sweater. A scarf around his neck will keep him warm all season long. Ages 4 to adult; younger with grown-up help. One large gnome $10. Add a second smaller friend for an additional $5.
from Heartfelt’s newsletter, images courtesy of Heartfelt, used with permission