Category Archives: fall

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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Win FREE Viva! Spanish and Music Classes for You and Your Little Amigo.

Thanks to Schoolhouse Rock, I can recite the entire Preamble to the Constitution. And there’s no telling how many kids wouldn’t know the alphabet if it weren’t for that catchy little letter ditty. Truth: when you apply learning to music, the … Continue reading

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Great River Water Park: Making a splash with the littlest fishies.

(At Lollipopolis, we love the earth. That’s why 95% of this post comes from recycled content.) A few years back, I spent many-a-winter Mondays at the Oxford Community Center Great River Water Park  with my little dude and his pals. It … Continue reading

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Children’s Theatre Discount Tickets: The stage is set for savings.

Well, hello there. I’ve missed you. How were your holidays? Are you keeping warm? Which camp are you in: The hoping-they-cancel-even-MORE-school camp? Or the get-the-kids-out-of-the-house-NOW camp? Now that we’ve got that settled, I want to tell you about discount tickets … Continue reading

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Holiday Daycare at Como Park: Big fun for little monkeys.

Shopping or no shopping, things get a little kooky-busy this time of year. If only you could have, say, 4 1/2 hours to get a few things done, then maybe the holidays wouldn’t be so filled with frazzle. Enter: “Holiday … Continue reading

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Holiday Open House at Northern Clay Center (the kids will never know you’re shopping)

Every year I have such good intentions to buy holiday gifts that are unique, made by hand, and/or support some sort of great cause. But then, THEN, the holidays sneak up on me and I fall short (yoohoo, Amazon…). Not … Continue reading

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Saturday Live! at St. Paul Central Library: No shhh-ing required.

So you’re lazing around Saturday morning, fighting  your inevitable pancake coma…now what? You have kids! And they have energy! So take them to Saturday Live! at St. Paul Central Library. Every Saturday morning there’s some sort of literacy-based, kid-pleasin’ entertainment … Continue reading

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