Things to Know Before You Go to The Wiz at Children’s Theatre Company

This past weekend, I was able to attend one of the opening weekend shows for Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre’s production of The Wiz. The modern day twist of the classic story was very well done by a star studded cast and deserved the standing ovation it received at the end. Here’s a few […]

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My Favorite Podcasts

If 2016 was the year I [re]-discovered reading, 2017 was the year I discovered podcasts. Call me late to the party but I really, really didn’t understand the whole podcast thing for a long time. But it’s actually super easy [especially on iPhone] and there are quite a few podcasts I enjoyed or ended up […]

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Books I’m Gifting This Season

Several people I know have been looking for book suggestions for Christmas. I love gifting good books. And if they are pretty to look at, even better. Here’s a few of my favorites this season for gifting: [You can click on the images to go directly to Amazon for more information or to order.] Little People […]

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Ten Years Gone

On Thursday, December 13th, 2007 at 1:05 a.m. my mother, my mumsy, passed away. She left the pain and the illness she’d been living with and fighting seven months and went home to her heavenly home. Ten years ago today my mom left us and in so many ways she left us prepared for her death. Details […]

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My Best Reads of 2017

At the end of 2016, I decided to challenge myself to read 52 books in 2017. It had seemed that throughout 2016 I had fallen back in love with reading and really wanted to spend more time discovering great books and new authors and just find time doing something I loved. [This meant for most […]

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The Allstate Foundation and WE Day Remind Us That Good Starts Young

This post was sponsored by The Allstate Foundation. All opinions are mine. When it seems as though every day news headlines are more and more depressing, it can be easy to become frustrated with the status of this world in which we live and many of us are raising children. But I am finding that […]

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas Now Open at Children’s Theatre Company

This past weekend, Miss F and I went on a date to the Children’s Theatre Company to see this year’s holiday productions- How the Grinch Stole Christmas. How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of Children’s Theatre Company’s [CTC] trademark shows. It premiered at CTC in 1994 and is the only Minnesota theatre that can […]

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Cars.com Helps Choose the Right Vehicle for your Carseat

This is a sponsored post. Car seats have always been very important to me because we drive a lot. We live in an area that to get most anywhere we have to get in the car so from the time my kids were infants to now, rarely a day goes by that they don’t get […]

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My 14th Stitch Fix

A few weeks back I got a mailer in the mail from Stitch Fix offering me a FREE fix. Meaning no $20 styling fee. It had been several months since my last fix and I wasn’t really sure I wanted to do another. As I’ve been cleaning out my closet, I’ve noticed sometimes I impulsively […]

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Field to Fork 2017 at Wolfcreek Dairy

A few weeks back, J and I were thrilled to go to a Field to Fork dinner with Common Ground Minnesota at Wolfcreek Dairy Farm in Dundas, Minnesota. When I say we were thrilled, I mean that J saw the invite and literally CLEARED his schedule to make it happen. He so enjoyed the event […]

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