Family & Pets
The goal of National Pet Month is to remind the populous of all the great benefits of pet ownership. Most pet people don’t need any convincing to appreciate their animal companions, in fact, many are looking for just another excuse to go the extra mile to spoil them rotten.
We love our pets. Keeping them happy and cool during the dog days of summer means more than just keeping them out of a hot locked car while you run into the grocery store.
Get your mom something special this Mother’s Day.
The beauty of a beautiful bouquet of flowers never fails to get a smile.
Nurture the creativity of each member of your family, no matter what their age. These Minnesota arts and crafts studios allow you to bring out the artist within while sticking together.
Feel good about bringing your kids to the gym with you.
April 23rd marks National Picnic Day. Why not bask in the sun and enjoy a leisurely lunch outdoors? If you’re yearning for the ideal picnic spot, look no further than this list of five top places to picnic in Minnesota.
Get out the Burley and take the family biking this weekend.
Let the kids run free at these local parks and playgrounds.
Sometimes dogs just want to run free! These dog run areas in the Twin Cities give dogs that freedom.
Hiking is great way to get the family outdoors and experience the beauty of nature. No matter the level of difficulty or what type of landscape you’re looking for, our list of five favorite Minnesota hikes cover a little bit of everything.
Take a Minnesota staycation. Travel expert Judith Ramsey can tell you how.
When all else fails, ask an expert. Sue Parks, a local nutritionist, has some creative ways to help encourage more nutrition in your family’s diet.
If you truly love your dog, provide a refreshing change with these new experiences. It’s time to break away from the same old walk down the street while restrained by a leash.
Susan Grage has been working in childcare for over 10 years, with the YMCA and within her own family as well. Sue shared with us some great ideas for snow days that range from careful planning to on-the-fly fun.
Families wanting to ski don’t need to venture out west to hit the slopes. Minnesota and our Midwest neighbors offer plenty of options for the youngest ski-lovers within a quick drive.
Valentine’s Day means some kid-free time with your honey. Lock down a babysitter and enjoy one of these adults-only outings in Minnesota.
Searching for after-school activities to suit your child can be a daunting task. Eyenga Bokamba may help you get a head start with her uniquely broad perspective on youth programs.
Influence positive development in your child with one of these five outstanding martial arts programs for kids.
Unpredictable winter weather is something Minnesotans commonly contend with. Prepare for winter weather emergencies with our handy guide.
Minnesota is receiving praise as one of the fittest in the nation. How do locals stay that way? Check out our list of the best fitness classes in the state to find out.
Capture those special family moments at these beautiful local spots.
Try one of these places for skating this winter; indoor and outdoor venues are listed and easy to find.
Holiday cheer is here. Time to jump in the car and see the dazzling displays of holiday lights throughout the greater metro area of Minnesota.
Don’t buy your tree from the store. Get outside and cut down your own at one of these local farms.