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A Recipe For Fun: Guide to Cooking Classes For Families

Baby, it’s cold outside. There are plenty of fun things to do in the snow, but when the temperatures drop low, it’s a good idea to find a few indoor activities that don’t require head-to-toe winter gear for kids and their parents to enjoy.

01/13/2012

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Slippery Slope: Guide To Twin Cities’ Sledding Hills

There are hundreds of terrific sledding hills in the Twin Cities but based on word-of-mouth, these are the best hills around.

01/06/2012

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Braving The Cold For A Cause: Polar Bear Plunge Events

There’s nothing like an icy, cold plunge into a freezing Minnesota lake to get the heart pumping.

12/31/2011

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A Guide To NYE Events, Activities For Families

The ball might drop a little earlier at these celebrations, but who’s counting? Well, that is to say, other than the kids counting down to “midnight” at these pint-sized parties that end well before midnight.

12/30/2011

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A Guide To Romantic New Year’s Eve Dinners

Sometimes the loud, crowded, dizzying, drunken New Year’s Eve scene doesn’t fit the bill.

12/28/2011

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A Guide To Snow Tubing In The Twin Cities Area

The adrenaline rush and uncontained laughter while shooting down a slick, snowy hill make this winter activity well worth the time spent out in the frigid air.

12/23/2011

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Best Places For Kids To Shop For Holiday Gifts

We all know the holiday season is about giving. Of course, you might have a hard time convincing a kid of this, but after your child has completed his or her own list of holiday desires have them make a shopping list for all the special people in their lives.

12/17/2011

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Creating A Scene: Guide To Holiday Family Photo Spots

I realize many people have already taken care of their requisite holiday photo by this point in the year, but if you are like me you’re just now realizing that the holiday season is upon us and you’re scrambling to get a perfect portrait of your brood.

12/09/2011

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Best Guest Practices: A Guide To Fabulous Hostess Gifts

It’s such a treat to be invited over to someone’s house cocktails, dinner or a festive party. So what kind of hostess gift is appropriate to bring?

12/06/2011

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A Guide to Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms

Some traditions are just too hard to resist, and driving out to a Christmas tree farm and cutting down the family tree each year is one such tradition.

11/26/2011

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A Guide To Family Holiday Activities In The Twin Cities

Despite the chance of bitter cold and snow or maybe because of it, the twinkling holiday lights, the glittering decorations, festive music and activities of downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul warm the soul and make the spirit, well, bright.

11/25/2011

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Just Like Homemade: Best Holiday Pies

Finding a pie to buy is easy. Finding a really good pie to buy is hard.

11/23/2011

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Pre-Meal Workout: A Guide To Thanksgiving Runs & Walks

Thanksgiving is all about family gathered around the table with a big turkey in the middle, right? Well, not always. One holiday activity that’s a good idea for several reasons is to participate in a Thanksgiving run/walk.

11/19/2011

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A Guide To Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving is usually a time for families gathering together in a warm, cozy home, eating big meals, chatting, relaxing, watching football, playing games and being thankful for each other and a plenitude of creature comforts.

11/18/2011

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Creative Outlets: Paint Your Own Pottery Studios

When the weather turns cold and blustery and it’s time to head inside, the days can get long and monotonous, especially with little ones underfoot. It’s during these times when all the toys have been played with, all the puzzles solved, the games played out, the books read, and the screen time used up, that an art project sounds appealing.

11/11/2011

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