Minivan traveling family is ready for our new vehicle

Mark and I are beginning to think about purchasing our next vehicle. We know we will need a minivan or something like it. When it was only Mark, myself, Maddie and the twins we squeezed into our Nissan Pathfinder. It was a tight fit, but we loved our SUV and …

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Adults 21 take over the Minnesota Children’s Museum

I love opportunities when I can play like a kid, but do not have to stand guard and keep an on eye on my own kiddos. It gives me the peaceful perspective of simplicity. I also find it gives me a creative way to problem solve in unique ways. When …

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Eating and Indoor Play at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Twenty years ago I was sitting in Spanish class while a lady shared with my high school class about hosting foreign exchange students. It sounded like fun to me, so I wrote my families phone number down on the paper she passed around. A few days later she called my …

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Floral Inspiration at The Red Geranium in Clear Lake, IA

*We were given gift certificates to help facilitate our review. They are our opinions, based on our experience. They are honest and 100% ours. Our family is always looking for fun field trip ideas. It can be tricky to find an adventure we all enjoy and appreciate. Titus was less …

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Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Steal Away Home

* I was given Steal Away Home to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are based on my experience and are 100% honest and my own. This blog post contains affiliated links to a product that we love. This means I may receive a commission at no cost to you …

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Trust meets the Insane

I had to share another favorite song of mine this morning. I have it set to wake me up every morning, it is the first thing I want to focus on when I roll out of bed, Laren Daigle’s, “Trust in You”. The lies often swim in my head, especially …

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Music changes our attitude

Music is important to our family. It can be a game changer in an emotionally hard day. When I am writing it is often what helps me convey the right feel in an article. Similar to writing, music helps me process the world around me. I am going to start …

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Please, adults, don’t let your kids run crazy at the hotel

I started working at a local hotel in Albert Lea folding laundry for six glorious hours. It may not be for everyone, but for me, it’s fantastic. The general manager and assistant manager are both amazing. An accommodating and friendly experience is the goal of whole team. I have watched …

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We Created a Tinkering Station

All four of our kids display artistic abilities in various different forms.  Each one uses their artistic gifts to express themselves and to process the world around them. In their artistic explorations They are developing critical thinking skills, creatively problem solving and having fun. Titus loves building, taking things apart …

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