Category Archives: budget

Minneapolis Bike Week: Family fun minus the mini-van.

You know those bikes that have been sitting sad and lonely in your garage all winter? Gather the kiddlings and get out and ride them. It’s Minneapolis Bike Week (in case you need a reason)! Each day this week there’s a theme. Today is Nice Ride Day: Stop at … Continue reading

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Ax-Man Surplus: A crazy-#$@! store with some crazy-#$@! sh*t.

Every time my nephew comes to visit, he insists on visiting Ax-Man. And who can blame him? It’s a pretty cool store. And what kid doesn’t like cool stuff? Ax-Man is a store that defies any description. You’ll see all sorts of kookie stuff … Continue reading

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Rock the Cradle 2014: Gather up your little groupies.

I wasn’t going to write about Rock the Cradle 2014. I mean, been there, done that. But seriously, how can I call myself a blogger of cool kid stuff in the Twin Cities and not mention it this year? Fact is … Continue reading

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Sledding at Columbia Golf Course? “Totally EPIC!”

We’ve always loved the sledding at Columbia Park Golf Course. And that was before I realized that that building there? IT SELLS SNACKS! Boasting the steepest slopes in NE Minneapolis, Columbia Golf Course offers different sized hills for all levels … Continue reading

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Kids at the Castle at American Swedish Institute: det är kul

On select Fridays starting February 14 (tomorrow!), give the kiddos a taste of Swedish culture with some big free fun at the American Swedish Institute. More importantly, the castle. They get to play IN. A. CASTLE! Tomorrow’s Kids at the … Continue reading

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Art Shanties: Frozen fun for the whole family.

Icepocolypse. Minne-FROZE-a. The #@%! cold. Call it what you will, it’s here. And we can choose to either wrap ourselves up all burrito-like in a comfy blanket and watch the Olympics. Or, embrace the cold along with Minnesota arts and … Continue reading

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Do you realize how cool our libraries are?

My big library crush is really no secret. Let’s just start with the magic that happens when I hear about a book I’m interested in for my little guy. And how I go to the library website, search, request and … Continue reading

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