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Dear Mom, How Did You Do It All?

Dear Mom, This time of year always gets me feeling nostalgic about my childhood.  Growing up things certainly weren’t perfect, but you sure made it feel pretty close to perfect during the holidays.  (Without Target OR Amazon!!) Every single Christmas song that comes on the radio instantly transports me back to our dining room, table […]

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Warm AND Safe: Winter Car Seat Safety

Guest Blogger and Certified Child Passenger Technician, Becca Peterson is back today with some great tips for keeping your kids safe and warm in their car seats this winter season. As the weather is getting colder we all want to make sure our kids are cozy warm when we leave the house.  Something to keep […]

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A Guide to Holiday Fun in Southern Minnesota

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  There are so many fantastic local Christmas events for your family to enjoy in Mankato and the surrounding area!  So bundle up and head out for some festive fun at these holiday activities !  Here is an easy to navigate guide to all your holiday merriment in [...]
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Santa Sightings

Do your little ones have their lists ready?  Here are some opportunities for you to see ‘the big guy’ in person!     Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival Entertainment, Kids Crafts, Vendors, Photos with Santa, Trolley Rides Free Admission November 11th 11am-4pm Verizon Center Grand Hall, Mankato Kiwanis Holiday Lights Photos with Santa, Walk or drive through […]

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Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!  Minnesota families don’t let a little snow stop them from enjoying outdoor winter activities.  See some of the wonderful options the area offers here. Kiwanis Holiday Lights Photos with Santa, Walk or drive through the beautiful light display Free Admission November 24th 6pm (Opening Night / […]

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Sips & Shops

We love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!  Finding that perfect gift for someone you care about, especially when it comes from a local shop or maker.  Here are some great ‘one-stop-shops’ for holiday gifts! Holiday Zone at the Wow Zone Local Vendors, Handmade Gifts, Silent Auction November 4th & December 9th 9am-3pm […]

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Concerts, Performances & Merriment

We like our Christmas music early and often!  Here’s a list of concerts, performances & other festive live events in the area this holiday season. Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival Live Performances of music, dancing and more! Free Admission November 11th 11am-4pm Verizon Center, Mankato MN Holiday Art Studio Workshop  Create your own piece of holiday […]

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