Confessions of a Crappy Gardener

So as you can tell from prior posts, I am elbow deep in my initiative embrace my new inner Green Thumb.  However, if past history repeats itself, it will more likely be an outer Black Thumb….but I am willing to give gardening another try. Last…

Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Guest post from author, Daddy and adventure lover, Jeff Alt Why Tech Savvy Children Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever Scientific evidence has proven that time spent in nature increases your creativity, helps prevent depression, and improves your overall health.  But, a large segment of…

Bring on the summer YUM! Chicken Skewers Grillers Recipe

By Shellie Cibuzar, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. A big part of our No Bummer Summer is grilling and picnicking. On a summer day, spicy chicken skewers sizzling on the grill are one of my mouth-watering favorites. Grilling often focuses on…

Only 3 Sundays Until the First Day of Spring

Soooo…..the here in Minnesota lately have been right around 25 BELOW (actual-not even counting windchill). Crap weather like this makes me so grateful to work from home. It also makes me long for Spring. Is it too soon to plan for summer? During my summertime…

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…