I took my girls to pick strawberries for the first time this past weekend.  My sister gave me a recommendation for a pick your own berry farm, and I now I feel like I owe her big because the place was so good! We went to Silkey Gardens, located in Dundas, MN. Dundas is a…

There is just something special about going “up north” for the weekend. Minnesotans all have their favorite getaway spot. Some people are lucky enough to have their own cabin and some have friends/family with cabins where they can go play. For the rest of us though, going up north requires a little bit of planning.…

I always enjoyed camping in my pre-child days. After I had my first daughter I wondered how long it would be before I would be able to take her camping.  Turns out it would be 4 years and by then her younger sister had come along. The first time we went camping, my kids were…

Confession – I am not a huge fan of swimming in lakes.. embarrassing, I know, since I hail from the Land of 10,000 Lakes and am a proud Minnesotan! When I was a kid I was always thinking about the fish lurking below that snacked on little girl’s toes. Then there was the time at…

We love road trips more than any other kind of vacation, and we want kids to love road trips, too. With these tips and a little planning on the parents’ part, you can keep kids entertained in the car for hours without ever turning on any digital device! ACTIVITIES Magnets on a Cookie Sheet – Magnets are…