Red Gold’s 2-A-Day Crock Pot Giveaway!

Here starts the fourth week of school and for many of us, a better attempt at dinner. I don’t know about you but planning ahead is my biggest issue. If I think about it and plan it, dinner time is awesome ....more

18 Things to Do in the Twin Cities This Fall

1. Pick apples at Afton Apple Orchard. {Hastings} With so many varieties of apples, this is the destination if you are looking for a pick your own ....more

25% off at Tea Collection!

I’ve said lots of times before that I LOVE Tea Collection. They are high quality, unique kids clothes that wash up great. For the last few winters it has become a winter staple in Miss E’s closet because I love the cotton dresses and leggings that are good for school, play and even dressier times ....more

Child Passenger Safety Week! $100 Amazon Giftcard GIVEAWAY!

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA? The fatality rate could be reduced by about half if the correct child safety seat were always used. Bloggin’ Mamas is supporting the Ad Council and The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by sharing the word about Child Passenger Safety Week this week (September 14-20) ....more

Honey Maid Does it Again! #NotBroken

Today is National Stepfamily Day and Honey Maid has done it again! They have launched their newest ad and I am a fan. I have written many, many things over the years about being a stepmom ....more

Creative Kidstuff Grows with Goodness

We love Creative Kidstuff! It’s been a favorite store of ours since my oldest (now 12) was young. They have an amazing assortment of educational games, books & toys ....more


Two weeks in the books and I can’t say the mornings have gotten any easier. Each morning my alarm goes off and I instantly miss summer and pretty much pout and whine my way out of bed but within three hours time when everyone but Miss F is at school and the day has begun I’m singing, “I love school!” The start of the year has been a good one. The kids are slowly finding their groove of before school and after school and bedtime is a breeze ....more

My Perspective on Education: On Parent Signatures

Today’s guest post is from Heather Shumaker, author of the book, It’s OK NOT to Share… and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. This post originally appeared on her blog and is shared here with her permission. For more information on the series or to submit your own perspective on education, click here ....more

Just Between Friends Sale Eagan Kicks off this Weekend!

Now that’s school in session, the temps are dropping and you’re really seeing what your kids might be needing this fall and winter. Just in time for the Just Between Friends Sale in Eagan. The sale kicks off Friday and runs through Monday ....more

Macy’s Ridgedale Remodel Celebration!!

Macy’s Ridgedale is ready to reveal a new and improved store and shopping experience. The grand opening celebration kicks off this Wednesday {September 10} with a gift card giveaway. The first 300 customers to enter through the West doors adjacent to the Lake Shore Grill will receive a $10 promotional gift card ....more