Posts from ‘Minnesota’
Looking for something fun and free to do with kids? Did you know the Theatres at Mall of America has FREE Family Flicks each Saturday morning at 10 am? They play fun, family-friendly movies and there are no limits to the number of people in your family or ages who can attend.
I’m told there are typically 3-400 people there each Saturday morning. Families usually start arriving about 9:30 a.m.
Check out the calendar of upcoming movies (2013):
My kiddos and I have decided to put our heads and hearts together to raise money to help the Food Allergy Support Group of MN (link to fundraising page here). This group has made a significant difference in our lives. From the early days of my daughter’s diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies to years later, navigating school and social situations. This group is truly an emotional lifeline for children and parents with food allergies in the Twin Cities.
Our family participates in the meetings for both parents and kids and we go to the fun events throughout the year. This is a big part of our community and support system and I am so grateful for the group’s existence. In fact, I spend quite a few hours a month volunteering on the Board of Directors for the group – helping make decisions and lend time and support to make sure the group is sustainable moving forward.
I’m always on the lookout for fun, unusual places to visit with my kids. If there are animals involved, it’s usually a big win for this family. Twin Cities Reptiles in St. Paul is a great place to check out, even if you’re not in the market for a new pet.
They have plenty of snakes (the small and VERY big ones) in addition to various lizards, skinks, turtles, frogs, mice, guinea pigs, crabs, spiders, rats, bunnies and some freshwater fish. There is a giant tortoise and a couple of iguanas, too.
Living with food allergies can be tough. A great support system can make a world of difference, which is why I try to connect with other families with food allergies – for support, fellowship and fun, too. Here are three upcoming events in the Twin Cities you should check out:
1. Costume Bowling – Join me and my kiddos at the food-free Costume Bowling event on Sat., Oct 27 hosted by the Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota. We attended the last two years and had a great time! It’s a fun way to celebrate with the focus being on fun and costumes, NOT on food! We’ll be there again this year!
2. Halloween Night – If you’d rather ditch trick-or-treating for a safer alternative, head on out to the Mall of America in costume Halloween night, 5 – 8 p.m. Go over to the Sears Court for the Halloween Allergy-Free Zone sponsored by the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of MN. You’ll find kid activities by Mad Science and food-free goody bags for kids. I haven’t attended this before but am considering bringing the kids this year instead of house-to-house trick or treating.