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Minnesota Zoo pumpkins

Tips for Your Trip to the Minnesota Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular


Where can you see 5,000 jack-o-lanterns illuminated as you walk along a dark trail?  Where can you see carved pumpkins of all sizes, some carved in so much detail they look like works of art?  Where can your family spend a fun evening seeing something new?  The answer is…at the Minnesota Zoo!  This year’s Minnesota Zoo Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular is absolutely…

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The driving range at Topgolf Minneapolis Minnesota

Topgolf Minneapolis – Tips For Your Trip to This Minnesota Golf Venue


Well, there are no more excuses for golfers in the upper Midwest.  You know who you are…you have a not-so-good round of golf in the early summer, and blame it on not hitting a single drive during the six months of winter.  With the opening of Topgolf Minneapolis, located in Brooklyn Center Minnesota, you can hit golf balls 363 days…

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Building a gingerbread house advent calendar activities

Advent Calendar Activities and Holiday Fun for Your Christmas Countdown


December first is the day when families across the country get out their advent calendars.  It’s pretty nice starting the day with a piece of chocolate, until your kids realize there’s only one candy for all of them!  Now, no one is feeling the Christmas spirit!  What your family needs us to up their advent calendar game, and add some…

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Totogatic campground in northwest wisconsin

Your Guide to the Best Public Campgrounds in Northwest Wisconsin


It’s summer in Wisconsin, and that means it’s camping season.  We are pretty lucky in Wisconsin because a lot of the best campgrounds are located near water.  You can camp within steps of Lake Superior, fantastic fishing and swimming lakes, or rivers.  There’s even a bonus that some of the campgrounds offer….waterfalls!  We have a lot of experience camping in…

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winter activities for family fun

26 Winter Activities for Family Fun


I just heard the weather forecast for tomorrow, and it says SNOW!  8-10 inches of the white stuff will be covering the ground before we know it.  That’s winter in Wisconsin, and the season seems to go on forever!  It’s hard to imagine that some parts of our country don’t have to deal with the cold and snow, but I…

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Main sign for Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Bentleyville Tour of Lights – 25 Tips for Your First Trip


Is your family ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  Well, there’s no better way to do that than to visit the Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth, Minnesota.  How many lights are there?  Only five million!  Bentleyville is the largest walk through light display in the US that is free!  There’s Christmas music playing, Santa Claus listening to little…

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fishing is a first experiences for kids

First Experiences That You Can Give Kids Instead of Toys


Are you wondering what to buy for the kids in your life?  What do kids like these days?  What are they into?  Who knows, right?  And whatever it is, they will probably like something different tomorrow.  How about giving them an experience instead of a material gift?  Give them the opportunity to try something new, spend some time with you,…

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Bowling on our yes day

A Yes Day Experiment – How Would Your Family Do?


It’s official, we’ve survived our first Yes Day.  Just a few years late…I still don’t know how I missed this book!  I know you were expecting a make-up free selfie of myself declaring how much I need coffee, just like Jennifer Garner’s recent yes day experience, but I’m tougher than her.  So tough, that I decided to do a Yes…

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