Advice

Last Minute Halloween Deals  

Halloween is only a few days away but if you haven’t gotten your Halloween candy yet there is no need to panic.  Super Saver and founder of Pocket Your Dollars.com, Carrie Rocha, shares some deals on candy and Halloween merchandise.

Halloween Picture Tips  

Halloween is a perfect time to capture some great photos of the little goblins in your life.  TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares some tricks for making the photos the best they can be.

Internet & Social Media and Teens  

The movie, Men, Women, and Children, tackles an issue that concerns a lot of parents.  How your teen navigates the internet and social media.  Should you monitor it?  How?  Moreover, are these connections really, in fact, pushing people apart? 

Children’s Coughs  

When a child gets a cough, the sound of it can be very troubling for their parents.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains when parents should just ride it out – and when the cough may be more serious than just from a cold. 

Clear the Clutter  

With the changing seasons and the crisp air, fall is a great time to clear away the clutter in your home, office – and most importantly your head.  Studies have shown that physical clutter has a huge impact on your ability to think clearly and it can also affect your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Dietary Buzz Words  

Registered Dietitian Cassie Bjork is breaking down all the hype and claims about “dairy-free”, “gluten-free”, and “antioxidants”; the hot dietary buzzwords.

Tailgating Tips  

It’s football season which means it’s tailgating season!  Steve has his “Tailgating Tips in Four Steps” to make sure you get the most out of the season!

Etiquette & Kids   Back To Top

Now that the kids are back in school, you don’t have the opportunity to hang over their shoulder to make sure they are minding their manners.  Founder of Etiquette Principles, Liz Taylor, says she can help with a little etiquette lesson.

The 5 A’s of Changing Your Thoughts   Back To Top

Experts say fall is a perfect time to check in with yourself and create new goals for the rest of the year.  There is always a learning process and a mindset change needed to make the goals successful.  Life Coach, Barb Churchill, lays out what she calls the 5 A’s of Changing Your Thoughts.

Fall Horoscopes   Back To Top

National Enquirer Astrologist, Maria Shaw Lawson, claims that this fall will be a time for unexpected money to come your way – no matter what your sign!  She’s here to tell us more about that and what else you might expect.

Healthcare Checklist   Back To Top

Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says it isn’t only your child’s physical that you need to think about when sending your kids back to school.  There are other health issues that should be on your check list.

Proper Etiquette   Back To Top

Liz Taylor is the founder of Etiquette Principles.  She’s an Emily Post Institute graduate and now takes her training to large Minnesota Companies.  She’s here to give us a lesson or two about what is proper etiquette – with a modern spin. 

To – Do Lists   Back To Top

Even if you don’t literally write it down on paper, most people have one – and there is usually a lot of items on your “to-do” list too!  Sometimes it seems like that list never gets any smaller either.  Life coach and speaker Barb Churchill says it’s more about how you look at that list, rather than what is on it, to get you motivated to check some of the things off. 

Pregnancy Preparation   Back To Top

Women have a lot of questions for their doctor when they become pregnant.  Getting everything covered in your 30 minute appointment might be tight.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics wants to make sure you are asking the right question at your prenatal check up.  

Cool Fun on the Cheap   Back To Top

If the kids are getting bored this summer and you are running out of ideas – or money – to keep them entertained, here are some ideas.  We asked some familiar faces what they like to do with their kids that won’t break the bank.  TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert, the creator of the blog Pop Culture Parent, Twila Dang, and our Advice Guru Carla Barnhill each had and idea for cool, cheap, summer fun.

Back to School Savings   Back To Top

It’s hard to believe that now is the time to start thinking about back to school shopping – if you want to save a little money.  Super Saver, Carrie Rocha, from Pocket Your Dollars.com, offers her money-saving tips.

Attract the Bees and Butterflies   Back To Top

We know all tips and tricks to keep critters out of your yard but how do you get bees, butterflies and even hummingbirds in to your garden? Lawn and garden expert Larry Pfarr shared his secrets on how to get those pollinating animals in your garden. 

Back to Driving School with AAA   Back To Top

Rules on the road have changed through the years so Emily headed back to driving school with AAA in St. Louis Park for a refresher course. 

Beyond the Tent   Back To Top

TCL's Kelli Hanson met up with the Cunninghams, a Maple Grove family that goes camping three to four times a month. They do it because they love it, but also because they want you to have the best experience out in nature!

Road Trip Gear   Back To Top

AAA is projecting that 41 million Americans will get on the road this Fourth of July weekend! Louise Kurzeka from the AAA Travel Store stopped by to give us some essentials to enhance your road trip experience. 

Summer Beauty Picks by the Experts   Back To Top

This year you can skip all the beauty must-have articles because we went straight to experts at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for their summer beauty picks.

Movie Trip: Jersey Boys, Play Misty for Me, 20 Feet From Stardom   Back To Top

Paul McGuire Grimes, author of the blog, Paul's Trip to the Movies, gave us his opinion on the Clint Eastwood screenplay of Jersey Boys and his other suggestions to fill that musical movie fix. 

Family Meetings for Summer Expectations   Back To Top

School is out for the summer, which could mean the kids complaining they're bored. Author of Investing in Your 401K Kid, Tracie Shoyer, stops by to tell us how a simple family meeting can help with that. 

Who Gets the Dog in a Divorce   Back To Top

The two major components during a divorce are finances and custody of the kids.  Anne Tressler, with Tressler Law, says that the question of custody of the family pet is another issue that comes up regularly.  Anne clears up some of the questions on visitation and custody of animals. 

Apps for Your Road Trip   Back To Top

Our very own TCL producer Christian Unser shared his favorite road friendly apps that can make planning your trip fun and fast. 

Effects of New Significant Others on Divorce   Back To Top

Does living with someone new – or even dating someone – before your divorce is final, have any effect on the outcome? What exactly does “irreconcilable differences” mean?  And, exactly what can you keep after separating?  Legal analyst Anne Tressler, from Tressler Law, weighs in.

Summer Skin & Hair Care   Back To Top

It’s certainly a summer activity that is hard to avoid for many.  We’re talking about hopping in the pool on a hot day!  The chlorine and chemicals from the pool can cause a lot of damage to your skin and hair.  Dr. Davis from Uptown Dermatology is here to the rescue with help on preventing dry skin, green hair, and the right sunscreen.

Living Arrangements During Divorce   Back To Top

Reality star, Bethenny Frankel, filed for divorce from husband Jason Hoppy and continued to live with him for over a year.  How common is this?  Legal Analyst Anne Tressler from Tressler Law weighs in on what kind of effect this situation can have – along with a few other situations that can affect your proceedings. 

Graduation Party Advice   Back To Top

With the school year ending, you may find yourself with several graduation open house invitations.  Does that mean you have to go to every one of them?  And how much money is an acceptable gift to give?  Advice Guru Carla Barnhill has some answers.

Saving on Yard & Garden Products   Back To Top

Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com, says you don’t have to spend a lot of money when making your yard and garden look their best.  She shares some examples of ways you can save money on your outdoor projects.