Tag Archives: kids

#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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#10: Go on a peace walk

When I was a child, my mom was very active in a church community.  As a result, my sister and I attended weekly Sunday School classes, participated in Vacation Bible School each summer, and stayed at sleep-away church camp when … Continue reading

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#17: Let high school kids bag my groceries

A semi-popular fundraiser for local school groups involves assembling a small group of kids (usually 9th-12th graders, though sometimes 6th-8th grade students do it as well) and taking them to a local grocery store.  The students then post a sign … Continue reading

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#47: Go to a dance recital

As a kid, my parents did their best to expose me to a variety of experiences.  I participated in gymnastics, took piano lessons, learned to swim, played on a softball team, spent a few years in Girl Scouts, went to … Continue reading

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#12: Try letterboxing

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that volunteering is an important part of my life.  From 2010-2012 I spent Friday mornings in a second grade classroom where I tutored individual students for 90 minutes, … Continue reading

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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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#1: See the Winter Carnival ice sculptures

Minnesotans are a hearty stock of people.  The determined Viking grit combined with the strong Midwest American work ethic produces a breed of individual that can yield a formidable culture.  Thankfully, a sizable portion of the population also has a … Continue reading

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An inside joke

On a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago, I passed by a not-quite-three-year-old boy and his mother playing in their front lawn.  The boy was pushing around dirt at the base of a big tree in the middle … Continue reading

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A conversation overheard

At the grocery store this morning, I saw a 2-year-old boy race through down the produce aisle, spy a yellow summer squash, grab it, and excited yell to his mom, “na-NA-na!” while waving the vegetable at her. She calmly corrected … Continue reading

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#18: Buy a glass of lemonade from a kid’s stand

Driving home from yoga class, I saw four children between the ages of 5 and 10 near the side of the road, holding signs and jumping around like lunatics. As soon as they saw a car approach, their energy intensified … Continue reading

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