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Showing posts from January, 2014

S is for Sledding & Snowtubing

Adams Hill Park  -  7200 Washburn Ave S, Richfield 55423, 612.861.9385 Afton Alps Recreational Area  -  6600 Pellers Ave, Hastings 55033, 800.328.1328 Augsburg Park  -  7145 Wentworth Ave S, Richfield 55423 Buck Hill  -  15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville 55306 Como Park Golf Course -  Corner of N Chelsea & W Arlington Ave, St. Paul, 651.488.9673 Elm Creek Recreational Area  -  12400 James Dean Pkwy, Maple Grove 55369, 763.694.7894 Hyland Park   -  10145 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington 55438, 763.694.7687 Lyndale Farmstead Park  -  3900 Bryant Ave S, Mpls 55409, 612.370.4948 Marthaler Park  -  625 Humboldt Ave, W St. Paul 55118, 651.552.4100 Neil Park -  13501 Upton Ave, Burnsville 55337, 952.895.4521 South Valley Park  -  2810 70th St, Inver Grove Heights, 651.554.3440 Staring Lake  -  14800 Pioneer Tt, Eden Prairie 55344, 952.949.8300    Trapp Farm Park Snow Tubing Park  -  841 Wilderness Run Rd, Eagan 55123, 651.675.5511 Wild Chutes Snow Tubing  -  651.465.631

Kids Eat FREE (and frugal) in Twin Cities/Minneapolis-St. Paul

BEFORE YOU GO OUT TO EAT!   Be sure to double check that the deals are still on and the listed details are correct because policies, programs, and promotions change. Most restaurants with a kid’s free meal offer from the children’s menu require an adult meal purchase and the majority do not allow you to combine offers and coupons .  Baja Sol Sun 10 & under free w/ adult meal Arden Hills, Eden Prairie food court, Maple Grove, Minneapolis, Oakdale, Plymouth, Roseville, and St. Louis Park locations Bar Abeline Sun 3—close (2) 10 & under free w/ adult meal, Mi nneapolis Broder’s Pasta Bar Mon 4:30—9:30 PM 8 & under free w/ adult meal, Minneapolis Champps Tues 5– 9 PM 12 & under eat free w/ adult meal Richfield, St. Paul, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, New Brighton, Maplewood, and Maple Grove locations Chevy’s Fresh Mex Tues 11 AM—close 12 & under free w/ adult meal, Bloomington The Claddaugh Sun 11 AM—9 PM 12 & under free w/ adult meal, Maple Grov

Technology for Girls: Scratch Animation Hosted by SciGirls®

Date: Saturday, February 01, 2014 Time:  10:00am-12:00pm Workshop is for Middle school girls (grades 6-9) with disabilities.  Middle school girls with disabilities, do you like to build, design, and create? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the basics of using Scratch, an innovative free computer programming language that lets you program and share your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Join in the fun during this hands-on session led by volunteers from SciGirls, an Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way girls think about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). No previous experience is necessary, and you will leave with the skills needed to work on animation at home! This workshop will be held in PACER Center's computer lab. Location: PACER Center check out their website here:

F is for Frozen Bubbles

Gotta try this today!

F is for Feeding Angels

Not that I needed another blog, but I've been connecting with a few families who have similar food allergies and wanted a place to share the little I know so I created Feeding Angels .  Please share if you know someone who could use this resource or has advice to give.  Thanks!

Making New Year's Resolutions as a Family

World's best daycare provider just posted this article . I'll tell you what, we had a family meeting and this is exactly how we looked! Fire roaring in the background, smiles all around, focus....not!  But we did meet as a family and resolved to cut back on screen time and spend more time together doing family things. We then broke into a National Geographic 1000 piece puzzle and annoyed the heck out of each other doing it our own ways.  I'm very linear and started flipping the pieces over and setting aside the straight-edged pieces. My genius husband (I say that with no jest) began linking pieces together..I have no idea how he did that so early in the game.  Our 10 year-old daughter followed in my tracks and began grouping the edged pieces by color and our 4-year-old daughter...well, some kinds of help are the kind of help we all could do without.