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Don’t Let Your Kids Miss Out On Exercise and Fun, Sign Em’ Up For Flag Football Before June 6

Tell your kids to get off the couch and text their friends!  They'll make new friends and get exercise playing flag football with Duluth Parks and Rec.  Never played the sport before?  Perfect!  Introduce them to a new experience and expand their horizons.

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City of Duluth Popular Bike Routes Gain Five Self-Service Bicycle Repair Stations

It happens!  You and your family are enjoying a Saturday afternoon on one of Duluth's popular bike routes and your bicycle chain slips or falls off.  Or, your daughter gets a flat tire.  Sure, you could call someone to help, but you have no idea how to explain to get to you.  Don't panic, the City of Duluth and Continental Ski & Bike have you covered!  With self-service bike repair stations.  What a great idea!

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Ken Hayes
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Day 3 of No TV, Smarphone, Electronics Challenge [VIDEO]

We are now 3 days in to our No TV, Smartphone, Electronics Challenge.  The rule is when we get home, the screens go off.  Man, I've done a lot of stuff the last couple nights.

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Gary Turk via YouTube
Gary Turk via YouTube
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Day 2 of “No TV, Smartphone, Electronics” Challenge

I told you yesterday about a challenge that our son's school PTA program started.  It's called PTA TV Turnoff week and it also includes items like smartphones, tablets, and video games.  Well we finished day 1 and it was quite a change from our normal routine.

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This Video Will Make You Put That Cell Phone Down!

It's ironic that a viral video about anti-social media is being shared on social media, but that's where I found it.  My daughter had posted it on her facebook page and after watching it and reading her post "makes you think twice", I sent her a message saying "You. Me. The Lakewalk with no cell phones, are you IN?"  To my delight, she 'liked' it!  Honestly, this video showed her what I have been trying to tell her for years.

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Photo by Dimas Ardian/Getty Images
Photo by Dimas Ardian/Getty Images
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Celebrate Arbor Day (And Mother’s Day) This Year By Planting Trees for Bus Bike Walk Month With The City of Duluth

Arbor Day is typically the last Friday in April, but the City of Duluth has an opportunity coming up this Saturday to plant trees that will be along a designated bike route.  You can  watch your tree grew year after year as you enjoy the beauty of our City.  Make plans with your family (kids are welcome with an adult) to be part of history!

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My Family is Participating in a “No Screen Challenge” This Week – No TVs, Smart Phones, or Computers [VIDEO]

Our kindergartner has a challenge at school that is taking place starting today.  It's called "No Screen Week."   It encourages kids to do other things than watch TV, play video games, or stare at a kindle.  It sounded like a great idea until my wife said I wasn't allowed screens either. 

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Bring the Family to the Lake Superior Zoo for Earth Tracks on May 9th

The Lake Superior Zoo is always a fun family day out, and next Friday there is something special to enjoy.

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Good Advice For Bacon Lovers, Rub Bacon On It, And Attend Baconpalooza

With Baconpalooza coming soon, I wanted to have an awesome recipe. That's hard! What do you do to improve bacon? Then I realized, bacon improves everything else. So that's when I started searching things that needed to be improved, and I found that it's just food that you add bacon to....that's it.

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Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images
Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images
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Regardless of Saturday’s Forecast, Lake Superior Zoo is Prepared for Easter EGG-stravaganza; Get Details Here

Even though the forecast calls for a wintry mix or rain on Saturday, don't let that change your family plans to attend the Lake Superior Zoo's EGG-stravaganza.  They are prepared for Mother Nature.

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Image from a video at CNN.com
Image from a video at CNN.com
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Watch A Girl Age 14 Years In About 4 Minutes During A Cool Time-Lapse Video

What a cool labor of love for this dad.  At her birth, Frans Hofmeester decided to film his daughter every single week.  When she turned 14 years old, he put the footage together into this time-lapse video.

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Step By Step Instructions For An Easy, Inexpensive Easter Craft With Cathy Kates’ Family [Video]

My family and I had to celebrate our Easter with dinner a little early due to work schedules (if you go out to eat on Easter Sunday, tip your waitstaff well).  After dinner, the kids and took five minutes to whip up some easy to make washcloth bunnies to be used as hostess gifts for friends and family that will be making our Easter dinner on Sunday.  Here are the instructions and our video (try not to laugh, I don't do DIY craft videos very often....or ever)!

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