Don’t Hate the Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf


Elf on the Shelf. The pictures of the mischief fill our news feeds. While it’s easy to hate the Elf on the Shelf, the Elf is bringing children and their parents joy.

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I’m Not Letting My Kids Keep Their Halloween Candy

When I was a kid I vividly remember trick-or-treating.  I remember my single mom, returning from her full-time job getting all three of us kids dressed and her trying to keep us from bursting through the front door before it was too soon. No matter the year, I always remember she made us sit down … Continue reading

Target Cartwheel

Everything you need to know about using the Target Cartwheel App and saving hundreds of dollars on your purchases at Target!  Update: You. Guys. My tips and experience using the Target Cartwheel App were featured on Good Morning America, Nightline News and World News Tonight with David Muir (video below)! I’m so thankful for all … Continue reading

Creativity Jam

I am currently serving as a Smart Play Ambassador with the Minnesota Children’s Museum and each month we explore various topics and share the educational learning opportunities at the museum as well as apply it to our own lives.  This month we are talking about one of the 7C’s-creative thinking at the Creativity Jam exhibit. I visited the first Creativity … Continue reading

Thomas & Friends Exhibit

I am currently serving as a Smart Play Ambassador with the Minnesota Children’s Museum and each month we explore various topics and share the educational learning opportunities at the museum as well as apply it to our own lives.  This month we are talking about the STEM learning opportunities at the Thomas & Friends exhibit. About STEM STEM stands for … Continue reading

Minnesota Beer Bucket List: June 2014

Last winter I helped organize a beer advent calendar with my brother-in-law Brendan (http://beerwithbrendan.com) and everyone drank a new beer each day in December and I blogged about the food pairings.  I thought it would be fun to create periodic beer bucket lists.  This month’s list features 3 Minnesota places where you need to enjoy … Continue reading