5 Minneapolis Conventions To Attend This Winter

5 Minneapolis Conventions To Attend This Winter

Instead of bearing the cold, head over to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Looking for something different to do in Minnesota this winter that doesn't involve being outside and half-frozen? The Minneapolis Convention Center holds events almost every weekend. Instead of sitting at home, get out and attend one of these amazing conventions with your family, best friends, or even on your own before winter is over.

1. Discover The Dinosaurs

Discover the Dinosaurs is a walk-through exhibit for all ages. It features over 20 different realistic dinosaurs from different time periods. You can drive "Jurassic Jeeps" on the raceway, play mini golf, dig for fossils, and even go on scavenger hunts. It's a perfect family event and history lesson packed into one incredible experience!

When: February 10-12, 2017

How much: $28 for kids, $24 for adults.

More information here.

2. Home & Garden Show

This event has over 30 sponsors, celebrity speakers, and dozens of exhibitors. Over a two-weekend span, you can walk through garden and backyard landscapes, enjoy lifestyle and kitchen presentations, learn remodeling techniques, and even tour minimalist homes. There's an annual plant sale and even an "Ask a Designer" seminar where you can let loose with all your home and garden questions.

When: February 24-26, 2017 and March 3-5, 2017

How much: $4 for kids, $14 for adults.

More information here.

3. Twin Cities Auto Show

This convention is perfect for anyone who may be on the hunt for a new vehicle, long-time auto-enthusiasts, or even someone looking for a way to fill their day. With over 575 vehicles from 37 foreign and domestic brands, you can check out (and even sit in) over 21 million dollars worth of electric cars, luxury vehicles, and classic cars. Want to be put in a drawing to win gas for an entire year? This event is a must.

When: March 11-19, 2017

How much: $6 for ages 11-15, and $10 for 16+

More information here.

4. Twin Cities Women's Expo

With a mission to enrich, enlighten, and empower women, the Twin Cities Women's Expo is an event with food, fashion, pampering, and self-care. You can find booths with essential oils, Jamberry nail products, Luluroe, Mary Kay makeup, Rodan and Fields skin care products, and Scentsy.

When: March 18, 2017

How much: $5 for kids/adults

More information here.

5. The Wedding Fair

This is the ideal Minnesota wedding event for any soon-to-be bride. Learn all about current trends and planning tips to make your special day the ultimate success. Get ideas for favors, custom invites, gifts, and decorations while enjoying the floral arrangements, three-tier cakes, and reception set-ups.

When: March 19, 2017

How much: $15 for kids/adults

More information here.

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Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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