Lollipopolis looks for the cool kid stuff happening around the Twin Cities, then posts it right here on the trusty internet where you can find it. Sign up for daily emails with up-to-the-week ideas so you don’t miss a fun thing to do with mini-you. And bam! before you know it, you’ll be one of those in-the-know parents with all the steal-worthy ideas.

In addition to scoping out fun things to do for Lollipopolis.com, Amy Hernandez is a mama to the coolest kid on the planet, habitual dog walker and freelance copywriter (here’s some work she actually got paid to do).

She’s available for hire and warm fuzzies.


10 Responses to About

  1. I would love to be able to add you to our media list here at The Cowles Center. Please email me at atonsfeldt@thecowlescenter.org.

    PS Thanks for the JSB plug!

  2. I just read of your site in the Southwest Journal.
    I think you may be interested in the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival, happening January 14, 2012 – http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=760

    One bit I wrote up about the event is here;
    You would be free to use images from my flickr account;


    art-sled-rally Hello Kitty

    the Art Sled Raly at Powderhorn Park, on January 28, 2012

    City of Lakes Loppet, Feburary 4-5, 2012

  3. Jane Elias says:

    This is so cool! I see that you have discovered my sister Megs Xelias Ariel Arts school in NE, now I would love for you to discover my “Open Artists Studio” in SW! It is a great place to make heartfelt/handmade gifts for the holidays and just a great place to learn painting techniques, get creative and family/friend bonding. Please check us out at http://www.simplyjanestudio.com. We also won parents pick award for “best party” place in 2010.

    Thanks for all that you do for the community!

  4. lollipopolis says:

    Hi Jane.

    Thanks for your kind words. Check out the post I did a while back on your studio for Family Date Night:

  5. Annie says:

    Thanks to Lollipopolis for including my blog on your page! I love all the great ideas and fun writing style. Thanks Amy 🙂

  6. mcheuk says:

    Hi! Thank you for your blog! Do you know of places I can take an early rising toddler? He’s up at 6 a.m. and down for nap at 10 a.m., so the many places that open at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. don’t work for us. Thanks!


    • lollipopolis says:

      Oooh, that’s a toughie. I’ve been out of the loop for a while.

      I know a lot of the malls open early (7 am-ish) for mall walkers. That would give your little guy an opportunity to run around. Or, you could push him around in a stroller and do some window shopping. I’m not a huge McDonalds fan, but many of them have Play Places that open early. Those were kinda great on my desperate days in the winter. I’d just get some coffee or a yogurt and hang out while my little guy played; they were surprisingly clean. You can google “McDonalds Play Place” to find the ones near you. Another idea: Home Depot opens at 6 am. and they have those little truck shopping carts. How about zooming your boy around the aisles there? Mine used to love checking out the fountains and playing with the pipes in the plumbing section (I’m sure they loved us there). They also have kids workshops, but I’m not sure if they start as early as you’d need them to. You could check with the store near you. Hope that helps!

  7. mcheuk says:

    Thank you so much for replying! That helps a lot! I had forgotten about hardware stores. Our Menard’s has a cart escalator, which is a lot of fun. Plus the bathroom faucets where my daughter used to like to pretend to wash hands and the showers to walk into. 😛 So I’ll try both Menard’s and Home Depot. I’d forgotten about malls open for mall walkers. Great idea! McDonald’s Play Place, I think maybe he has to be a little bigger to climb into the play structure? But I’ll keep that in mind for when he’s older. Thank you again a lot!

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