No Bummer Summer Zoo-a-palooza! Minnesota Zoo

I am a Minnesota Mom, blogger and parent on a mission 🙂 Now that school is out and summer is here, my mission as a mom is the same as it is every summer; to seek out the most fun, educational and interesting attractions and…

The Simple Things of Summer

As I type this, rain is gently pattering on the roof above my head. It’s a wonderfully cool, calm and lazy morning. I glance at the clock, mentally calculating how many more minutes before “I need to get the kids up for school.” Then I…

No Bummer Summer- Just a Little Tadpole Fun

This last Saturday (June 13th) was National Get Outdoors Day. National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.Prime goals of the…

No Bummer Summer- Let’s Get Buggy With It

I am pleased to announce….we are thus far having a helluva good summer 🙂 The downside is that it is also Mosquito Season and Deer Fly season. I am NOT a big fan of bugs and my youngest has been known to retreat screaming into…

Reasons Why I Am Conflicted About School Ending

In our area,  today is the last day of school for my elementary school-aged daughter and tomorrow is the last day for my Middle-Schooler.  In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is…

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