Becoming A Hockey Mom…

So my title is a little deceiving but many know I’ve fully struggled with this transition to hockey life. I didn’t have any plans of having a hockey breathing, eating, loving kid but he has had other plans and surely, we’re along for the ride.

This year I volunteered {with just a stitch of pressure from a neighbor friend} to be a team manager. I figured I’d fulfill our family requirement of volunteer hours and learn a few things at least.

I’ve done more hours than I thought possible and learned a whole bunch and it’s been fun. Mostly.

This past weekend we had our last of four hockey tournaments this season and it was our travel tourney in the Dells. Some of the other moms and I got together right after Christmas and made door signs:


{Who knew how fun a Cricut could be?!}

And then I decided I’d put together some goody bags for the boys. I did 15 bags for under $75. Here’s what’s needed:


goody bags {around $1-$1.25/each at Target, I’m thinking I could have hit the dollar store or Hobby Lobby for a better deal}
Powerade {2 twelve packs from Target}
Gum {I ordered a 12 pack on Amazon and bought 2 two packs at Target}
Starburst {I bought one bag at Target}
Nutter Butters {18 pack from Target}
Rootbeer {I bought 3 six packs from Target}
Crunch bars {I bought one bag from Target}
Ring pops {I bought one bag of 15 from Target}


I don’t even know myself anymore.

Have you found yourself diving head first into something you never thought you’d do? 

Disney on Ice is Coming to Minneapolis

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends at Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate Presented by YoKids Organic Yogurt. Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with your favorite Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stich; a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney villians and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe. Come join the celebration you’ve been waiting for when Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! skates into the Twin Cities!


My kids have always loved going to Disney on Ice. It’s a special, fun night full of wonder.

My tips and tricks:

  1. Eat before you go! There are lots of yummy treats that are super tempting with an empty tummy. I try to eat before we go so that we can just get a treat to share versus many. {Bring cash!}
  2. Have a talk ahead of time and set the expectations on toys and trinkets. {I try to avoid that stuff but did splurge last year at Frozen on Ice.}
  3. Park in Ramp A, B or C and you don’t have to go outside.

SAVE $5 on Tickets!
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Good for the following performances:
Friday, February 26 – 7 PM
Saturday, February 27 – 7 PM
Sunday, February 28 – 5 PM

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Radisson Blu Mall of America Staycation for Family

The end of January is the worst. The weather is dreary, the nights are dark and cold and if you’re like our family and have a kid in hockey, you’re just about hockey-ed out. I was excited that Miss E and I were invited to enjoy a stay cation at Radisson Blu Mall of America […]

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Five Things You Need to Know before Visiting Ice Castles Minnesota! *Giveaway*


The Ice Castles of Eden Prairie are NOW open for their second season in Minnesota and they do not disappoint. My little girls and I were invited to the grand opening last weekend and the night was nothing short of a magical, beautiful night. While I loved all the beautiful structures, the lighting and the […]

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Opens Nationwide Jan 29!


This past weekend a red carpet premiere took place right here in Minnesota for Dreamworks 3rd Kung Fu Panda movie. While I was unable to attend, I sent my friend Stacey and her daughter to enjoy both all the fun red carpet activities and photos and the movie itself. Here’s her review: Being a mother of […]

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Homemade Breakfast Dippers {Favorite Recipe}


My kids love toaster sticks and mini pancakes and pretty much all things starch for breakfast. {We’re breakfast people over here, truly!} While visiting my aunt this past summer she made some homemade toaster sticks that my kids really liked and when she made them again in December I knew we’d have to incorporate them […]

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My Review of Evereve’s TrendSend.


After sharing months and months of Stitch Fix reviews, several people suggested I try out Evereve’s Trend Send program. I was intrigued especially because there are stores local to me and the idea that if I found something I liked I could go and get it in other colors, sizes etc whereas with Stitch Fix […]

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Cruising with Kids.


It was a month ago today our family set sail on the Independence of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship. We’ve had so many people ask us about our trip, cruising as a family in general, I thought I’d share our experience in hopes that if it’s something you’ve ever considered, you’d have some insight […]

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The Sound of Music at The Ordway now through January 2


The hills are alive…with the sound of music. And that’s especially true at the Ordway this month. I was very excited about The Sound of Music coming to The Ordway and the show did not disappoint. The beloved musical was well done by a large, talented cast and while the storyline was of course, unchanged, […]

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**Giveaway** Sesame Street Live “Make A New Friend” at Target Center January 2016!


Sesame Street Live is coming to Target Center next month and wouldn’t that make a fun gift for a toddler or preschooler in your life? This year’s show- “Make a New Friend” starring Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the […]

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