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MN Matches Nat’l Trend Toward More Open Adoptions

It used to be that there was a lot of secrecy when adoptions took place, but not anymore.

03/21/2012

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A Guide To A Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

You don’t have to have Irish blood running through your veins to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day here in the Twin Cities.

03/09/2012

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Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For Kids

If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.

02/24/2012

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A Guide To Yoga For Families And Kids

My kids have more energy than I can ever remember having. While all this get-up-and-go is awesome it can be helpful to harness some of that energy and ground the kids while tuning into their inner calm.

02/17/2012

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Getting Away, Staying Near: Staycations In Twin Cities

When you’re tired of the bitter cold and the monochromatic white color scheme that reaches as far as the eye can see and you find yourself in need of break, but can’t spare the time and/or money to get away from MN, you can opt for a “staycation.”

02/10/2012

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A Guide To Music Classes For Families And Kids

The gift of music is one of the best gifts you can ever give your child. Music soothes, exhilarates, inspires, teaches, sustains and more. The gift of music lasts a lifetime.

02/03/2012

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A Guide to Celebrating Valentines’ Day With Your Child

By Anna Berend Once you become a parent, Valentine’s Day takes on another meaning. It isn’t just a time for romantic love, but also a time to celebrate the love between a parent and a […]

01/27/2012

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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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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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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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Local Organization Helps Families In Poverty Start Fresh

One Minneapolis organization provides free meals to families in need — and a chance to start over.

11/24/2011

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Families Maintain Hope Iran Will Release Hikers

The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran say the news that the men have been sentenced to eight-year terms has hit them hard.

08/21/2011

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New Fisher House Opens To Vets And Families In Mpls.

The Fisher House in Minneapolis is called “a home, away from home” for families of wounded military members and veterans.

06/09/2011

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Minn. Families Honor Soldiers They Never Knew

Many observe Memorial Day by honoring loved ones whose lives were lost at war, but some Minnesota families are honoring soldiers they never knew.

05/30/2011

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