Pumpkin Patches in Southern Minnesota

Our family loves fall. I don’t know if it’s because my birthday is in September, but autumn has always felt magical. The crisp, cool air, the colors changing of the leaves, apple and pumpkin pies. They are all some of my favorites. There is also a feeling of slowing down …

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The Great Serengeti Indoor Waterpark, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

Our family had two weeks of unforgettable fun in August. A dear friend of ours from Madrid, Spain came to visit us. We were able to meet his wife and two kids. It was amazing how well our families meshed. It was as if we had always been friends. Our …

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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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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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Faith, Family and Fun at KTIS Joyful Noise 2017

*We were given admission to KTIS’ Joyful Noise to help us facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience. They are honest and 100% our own. When we heard how hot the temps were going to be at KTIS’ Joyful Noise 2017 we contemplated not attending. …

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