Brain Child

If any of you are like me, you’re roped into one or possibly ten different mom groups elsewhere on the internet. I will be honest, it’s nice to be involved in a group that gets you. Some times there’s drama, but if you just wade through it (after finishing the popcorn, of course) there is typically a community that you feel a good connection with. No one gets you like a parent who has had to scrape poop off their shirt before or change a diaper in the passenger seat of the car, simultaneously trying not to smash their face into the crevice and get it done fast.

One problem with these groups is that the discussions are hard to search for and are not well organized. Where is the structure?! After the 3rd or 4th time scrolling through a post asking, “what can I do with my kids this summer”, I got out my pen and decided enough was enough. No more scrounging for cheap and easy ideas for things to do in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I can (try to) collect all of the necessary information, study the material, and report back.

I have the entire summer lined up with activities that highlight our family’s interests, but if you have a suggestion, feel free to send in a comment. I’d especially appreciate any rainy day activities, because a lot of this is nature-focused. I’m trying to balance a lot of the try-new-things! attitude with the mom and dad are kinda homebodies feel.  My main goal is to catch up by Sunday night, but we know things do not always go according to plan.

I am mostly a stay at home mom Monday through Thursday. Come Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are the days that I work at my real job, where I am not at all a freak-of-nature-pinterest-mom. If I’m being really honest, I just know that if I don’t plan it, nothing will really actually happen. I know myself too well. So I’ll try to make the rest of this stupid-easy, for me and to your benefit.

Very soon you will start to see little reviews for the libraries in our area, a curated collection of ice cream sample notes, and some tracks from local and state parks. Hold on to your hats, this summer is going to be good.

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