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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Minnesota Homeschool Field Trips

Field trips are a huge part of every homeschool families year. There is nothing better than hands-on experiences in which the kids can see the practical application for their sit down work at home. For example the Minnesota Zoo hosts a math day at the zoo every November. During this …

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Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

We generally try to find field trips that cost as little as possible. My goal is to spend between $0 to $5 max. per person. We are a family of six and anymore than that adds up quickly. We almost always pack a lunch and snacks which makes our field …

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New to You, My Favorite Thrift Store in Albert Lea

New to You has been a part of my childhood since the beginning. I cannot remember a time when it was not part of our shopping route. When my sisters and I were in need of new shirts, pants, or dresses New to You was our first stop. Now that …

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Come One, Come All! It’s History Fest Week in Mankato, Minnesota!

Last year we were introduced to the History Festival in Mankato, Minnesota by a good friend of ours. They had been going with their boys for a few years and absolutely loved it. Mark and I try to fill our schedule full of field trips in the fall. The hope …

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Myre – Big Island State Park a Southern Minnesota Gem!

Some of my best childhood memories are of my parents, two sisters, and I loading up in the family van and heading to any number of Southern Minnesota’s State Parks. Now as an adult with a family of my own I love being able to Explore Minnesota‘s State Parks through my …

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The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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Summer Time Memories Around the Campfire

We have had fun all summer having grill outs, but our favorite is the old fashioned camp fire with hot dogs, chips, and baked beans. Which is what seems to be our main staple when sitting around the camp fire. Maddie and Noah have a blast playing on the wood …

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