Parenting

Happy Father’s Day
I wanted to take a chance to say Happy Father's Day to all the Father's that listen to the Mix! Its the most rewarding job on the planet and a role I can't get enough of.
Create a Mud Pie Play Space for Summer Fun
What's better if you're a kid (or that kid's parent) than summer, playing outside, getting dirty and using your imagination? Nothing. So, this summer we created a mud pie play space that's super easy, inexpensive and has kept my girl busily baking treats for hours.
Adventure On The Mississippi
My family and I wanted to do something a little different this past weekend. We always talk about doing more stuff outdoors and trying to enjoy Central Minnesota more.
How to Stay Safe on the Water
Summer unofficially begins this weekend! What better way to cool off than to hit one of Minnesota's ten thousand plus lakes? It's a great idea, but when was the last time you had a refresher course in water safety? Here are just a few ways to safe on the lake this summer.
Didn’t Get A Pre-Nup? Get A Post-Nup
A hot new trend sweeping the country is...."Post Nups".  According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there's been a steady rise in the amount of married couples getting Post-Nuptial Agreements.  Couples have a lawyer draw up a post-nup to resolve issues…
How to Not Ruin Your Vacation
Memorial Day will be here before we know it and that has always been the unofficial kick off for summer around here. With summer, of course comes summer vacation. Whether you're heading to the cabin for two weeks, overseas or just on a family vacation to Anywhere, USA here are some ways to avoi…
What’s the Real Story Behind the History of Mother’s Day?
There seems to be a holiday for every member of the family these days, but none is probably more important than Mother’s Day.
What daughter or son would dare forget the woman who gave birth to them? With that in mind, here are a few historical tidbits about the origins of Mother&Close…
What Not to Say to a Mom
Last week, I told you of some things experts say we shouldn't say to our children, but now here are some things we shouldn't say to moms.
What Not to Say to Kids
I love kids. They're so uninhibited, curious and silly. But they are also a tad fragile. So, here are some comments from parents and parenting experts about why you shouldn't say these five things to kids.

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