Advice

Holidays & Divorce

The holidays are stressful enough, but dealing with divorce and child custody during this time can put you over the edge.  Legal experts Shannon Ort and Jodi Terzich from Terzich & Ort says a little planning goes a long way to avoid arguments and keep the stress levels down.

Top Secrets in the Kitchen  

Cookbook author and Betty Crocker recipe developer Mary Jane Miller shares her secrets every cook should know.

Baby Gearapalooza  

Over the years, baby gear keeps changing.  Back in the day, car seats were much different than the safe ones required today.  Jamie Grayson, the Baby Gear Expert, shows us the newest items for new parents.

Real Estate Report: Home Re-Do  

Twin Cities Live has shown you a lot of ways to improve your home.  Landscaping, room make-overs, advice from an interior designer, to name a few.  Sometimes things are so bad that the only thing you can do is start over!  We are following Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker as they completely tear down and rebuild their new home in Edina.

Enamel Destroying Drinks  

You know that your dentist recommends you brush your teeth twice a day, every day right? Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry says if you drink a soda or a sports drink don't go running to the sink with toothbrush in hand.
Don't brush your teeth? He says instead swish your mouth out with water and wait an hour to brush. Dr. Shamblott did an at-home test to see which acidic drinks wreaked havoc on our teeth and the results were incredible.

Preventing Awkward Teen Moments  

Help your teen guide through the awkward teen years with the help of Health and Wellness Expert Grace Gold. She stopped by the studio with solutions on avoiding braces, to minimize acne and keep hair looking on point.

As Seen On TV: Halloween Edition  

In honor of Halloween we asked Emily to find some As Seen On TV products that could be used for decorating and perhaps are a bit scary to purchase or use.

Divorce and Paying for College   Back To Top

Dealing with who pays for college can be a real issue for divorced parents. The lawyers from Terzich and Ort explain how it works and what to do to make it easier.

Ways to Eliminate Financial Stress   Back To Top

A survey conducted by American Express found that families spent an average of $1,642 in 2016 on back-to-school expenses. If medical, school, and other challenges in life make finances a struggle, there are programs that can help. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares advice.

Live Psychic Reading 9/30   Back To Top

The Happy Medium, psychic Jodi Livon, gives another group of TCL audience members a live psychic reading. For more about Jodi and her services, click here.

Simplify Your Life   Back To Top

Jasna is a Life and Business Strategist who wants to help people wake up feeling good about themselves and go to bed grateful for the life they have. She does that by working 1:1 with clients and doing motivational speaking. 

Brad, Angelina and Custody Issues with Legal Experts   Back To Top

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing and she is asking for physical custody of their six children. Our legal experts explained what that actually means. 

9/1 Fair Insider   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s local guy about town is also a walking state fair information booth!  Mike Marcotte, our Fair Insider, shares his tips to make your trip to the fair amazing.

Child Support and Back to School   Back To Top

When it comes to handling school fees, extracurricular activities and other "back to school" expenses, divorced parents need to be on the same page. And that should all be agreed upon from the start. 

Advice on Selling Your Home   Back To Top

Selling a home can be a daunting process, but you can do it! You just need a little help! Our real estate experts, Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share advice on getting started and what you need to do every step of the way.

New Spousal Maintenance Law   Back To Top

There is a new law on the books starting next Monday, August 1st regarding spousal maintenance.  What is Spousal Maintenance and will this affect your divorce or someone you may know?  We’ve brought in the experts, attorney’s from Terzich and Ort, Jodi Terzich and Shannon Ort, to explain it all.

Twin Cities Moms Blog: Favorite Things   Back To Top

For the 3rd year in a row Twin Cities Moms Blog are featuring their favorite local businesses and why they’re so great for moms.  Owner of the blog, Beth Zustiak, stop by for a sneak peak of what to you’ll see this year on the list, cupcakes included!

Dealing With The Neighbor Kids   Back To Top

It's pretty common to see the neighbor kid character on popular TV shows. And they are always coming over! So how much is too much time for other kids to be at your home? We've assembled a panel of moms to weigh in.

Teens and Money   Back To Top

With school out for summer, kids and teens are looking for cold, hard cash. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares advice on what parents can teach their kids now so they have financial success down the road.

LearningRX: Alex’s Story   Back To Top

Twenty-year-old Alex Opstad appears to have had his future plans in place for years. He’s now a Junior at Arizona State University. He owns his company. He’s doing really well in school. He sounds like the sort of kids that everyone always knew was destined for greatness. But not if you ask him. School got the better of him until, at the age of 13, he tried something new. That something new was LearningRX and it changed everything. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson caught up with Alex 6-years-after he completed his brain training at LearningRX and found out this now adult is still thankful for what the program did for him.

Busting Home-Selling Myths   Back To Top

There are a lot of things to deal with when it comes to selling your home, but there are a some things that might seem like do's, but are really don'ts. Daniel and Julie Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet bust some home-selling myths

Your Personal Brand   Back To Top

Fun fact: first impressions are formed in just 7-seconds.  Maybe you're looking for a new job or a seat at your child's PTA. But no matter the situation, your brand matters and we're not just talking about what you're wearing. Katy, a stay-at-home mom of two wants to go back to work this fall when her youngest heads off to kindergarten. Marie was laid off in 2011, and would like to get back into the legal field. Both women are starting from scratch and we wanted to help them work on their brand. Personal branding expert Judy Zimmer and TCL Stylist and owner of Corset Styling, Jodi Mayers stepped in to help!

The 3 Step Distraction Detox   Back To Top

We all do it, make a New Year’s Resolution, but not many of us actually stick to them.  Author of Effortless Everyday and Lifestyle Designer, Katie Lee, says one of the biggest reasons why is distractions. She says there is a 3 step distraction detox that can give you more time in your day to do what you want with it.

Getting Your Home Ready to Sell   Back To Top

There are a few things you can do yourself when it comes to getting your home ready to sell and a few other things that are worth hiring out. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share their advice.

How to Maximize Your Tax Refund   Back To Top

The IRS is predicting the average 2016 tax refund will be around $2,900. Whether you’re getting cash back from Uncle Sam or are have to pay up, the team at Hiway Federal Credit Union can help.

Summer Camps Back To Top

The end of the school year is coming up quickly and before you know it, you’ll be trying to figure out how to keep the kids busy!  Owner of Twin Cities Moms Blog, Beth Zustiak, shares her suggestions for camps for the kiddos.

How to Fix Your Pics   Back To Top

It's easy to take thousands of pictures with our digital cameras and smartphones - but how do you make them look really good? TCL Senior Producer and professional photographer Christian Unser shares a few tips and tricks to fix your pics!

Power Colors and Patterns on ABC Shows   Back To Top

When the "Scandal" showrunners gave Olivia Pope a new red trenchcoat, they were making a big statement about the character. Communications coach Roshini Rajkumar tells us how tv shows use power colors and patterns to tell their stories.

How to Live Drama Free   Back To Top

We are helping you reset this year, to tackle all that 2016 brings. And for St. Louise Park native and Author, Jennifer Kern Collins, that means getting rid of drama and living The Drama Free Way. She says Drama exists for a reason. In fact she calls Drama an addition and part of social survival. In her new book, “The Drama Free Way,” she says living a drama-free lifestyle means taking care of your mind, body and spirit. Jennifer stopped by talk about her new book and to tell us why she thinks people indulge in drama.

Money Saving Panel   Back To Top

Saving money as a family can be tough so we’ve assembled a panel of money saving moms with their go-to ways to save.  TCL Kitchen Star and Mom blogger, Alice Seuffert, owner of Twin Cities Moms Blog, Beth Zustiak, and host of the Colleen & Bradley Show on myTalk 107.1, Colleen Lindstrom share their strategies.