Kids, Motherhood, Parenting, Summer

Going to the Beach with Kids | 12 Summer Must Haves to Make Beach Trips a Success

Once upon a time, I thought going to the beach was a relaxing, restful way to spend the day. And then I had a baby. Now, a trip to the beach is mostly filled with trying to keep my son Raleigh from stealing other kids’ toys. It doesn’t matter that we brought an entire bag… Read More Going to the Beach with Kids | 12 Summer Must Haves to Make Beach Trips a Success

Brainerd Lakes Area, Product + Service Reviews, Restaurants, Road Trips, Summer

Grand View Lodge On The Rocks | Something For Everyone

Life isn’t always smooth and rosy. We all know that one minute, things can be “peachy-keen” and the next, life can feeling like a five alarm fire. BUT, it’s also a well-known fact that positive things can emerge out of tragedy. That belief is clearly visibly to anyone who roams the spectacular grounds of one of the Brainerd… Read More Grand View Lodge On The Rocks | Something For Everyone

Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota, Summer

Up North Summer Fun | Let’s Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day!

Paul Bunyan is one of the best-known heroes in American folklore. He is also a highly recognizable legend in the Land of Up North. This legendary lumberjack (and his faithful companion Babe the Blue Ox) starred in many of the “tall tales” told in the Midwest during the 1800s. According to the stories, Bunyan was… Read More Up North Summer Fun | Let’s Celebrate Paul Bunyan Day!

Road Trips, South Dakota, Summer

Summer Road Trip Hacks | Simple Ways to Ease the Squeeze on your Pocketbook

Summer equals fun; there’s no disputing that. But in our house “summer fun” does not typically mean beach visits and backyard BBQs. Our version of family summer fun is: Road Trips! Over the last dozen years we’ve concentrated our travels on the fine state of Minnesota and specifically on the beauty and history that our State… Read More Summer Road Trip Hacks | Simple Ways to Ease the Squeeze on your Pocketbook