Riding Lessons at Broadway Farm in Albert Lea

I’m not sure if Maddie was born with horses in her blood or if she has fallen in love with them because she has heard all of my horse stories from camp. Whatever the reason is I think the horse bug has bit her and I’m not sure it can …

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Junior Golf Program at Green Lea Golf Course in Albert Lea!

When Maddie was five years old, I asked her what she wanted to do during the summer. We try to give our kids a chance to join a team, take swimming lessons, or other fun summer activities. With confidence she said, “I want to golf with Uncle Tim”. I didn’t …

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Getting involved in our community.

We officially committed to living in Albert Lea last year. With this decision made we jumped in with both feet to get involved. Here are six ways we have found to be a blessing to our community. 1. Shine Fest Shinefest was started by a group of businessmen who formed a group …

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A Midwest adventure of a life time at Sea Life.

*I was given two free snorkeling passes to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. We recently celebrated Maddie’s ninth birthday. Many of you know I believe in birthday weeks! A whole week to celebrate all the milestones that have been reached in the persons …

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We are a Leap Frog Family!

*As a Leap Frog Ambassador, I received products to help facilitate my reviews. All thoughts are mine and 100% honest. I have always loved Leap Frog products. When Maddie was around three we bought her a single letter word whammer. The word whammer came with individual letters she could switch …

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Home town Christmas

* I received a free Holiday Trolley Ride to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own! The Christmas season is one of the things I looked forward to as a little girl growing up in Albert Lea. I knew Lou Rich would have their traditional …

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Family Tradition at Cracker Barrel in LakeVille, MN

Cracker Barrel is a must stop for our family every time we head up to the Minneapolis/St.Paul International airport. My mother-in-law flies into the cities every time she flies into visit us from Tennessee. It is conveniently off of the Interstate 35 exit in Lakeville, MN. One of my favorite …

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When I began to think about Shopping Locally in Albert Lea, MN

Christmas is around the corner and I have begun to think about what I am going to buy for each of my kids. The older my kids get the more purposeful I have become in buying my kids presents. We have a billion toys already laying around our house. I …

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Learning to Talk Confidently

Many of you know I am a freelance writer over at donnahup.com. Writing for Donna has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. Writing for Donna has given me a voice I didn’t know I had. Recently I have been working with my family to help promote …

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Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea

Mark and I believe that art is as important to our children’s education as math, science, and handwriting. Art inspires, teaches, and relaxes our kids brains. Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea inspired the artist in each of our kids. They each were able to pick a ceramic pumpkin in …

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