Advice

Last Minute Salon Gifts  

If you’re a last minute shopper and are stumped on gift ideas, the salon may be the only place you need to go.  Katie Giles and Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon have some services and products that will make great gifts! 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the 20-Somethings  

Picking out gifts for the people on your list can be fun – but it can be tough at times too.  If you have someone in their twenty’s that you are buying for, you might be stuck.  Emily has four options that just might be perfect for those

Holiday Gift Guide: Wearable Gifts  

You can hardly go wrong picking out something for your guy or girl to wear when choosing their gift.  And we aren’t just talking about clothes either!  Emily Engberg has her suggestions for some wearable gifts that all have a Minnesota connection.

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Edition  

Tech gadgets are usually up pretty high on the Christmas list for a lot of people.  Our Tech Producer, Christian Unser, has some gift ideas for the tech lover that you need to buy for.

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie  

Our food producer, Maggie Winter, is the perfect source for finding gifts that the foodie in your life would love for Christmas.

Holiday Gift Guide: Mom Approved Toys  

If you are stumped on what to get the kids on your shopping list, we are here to help!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has her mom approved toy picks!

Setting the Table  

If you take the time to properly set the table now, you’ll have more time to enjoy your family tomorrow.  Founder of Etiquette Principles, Liz Taylor, shows us how it’s done.  

Holiday Savings Series: Frugal Shopping   Back To Top

Lisa Baker from Minneapolis, wasn’t always a frugal shopper.  After learning the tricks of the trade, she started the blog twincitiesfrugalmom.com.  She wanted to share what she has learned  to stay out of debt in the hopes that other people would benefit from it too.

Holiday Savings Series: Homemade Gifts   Back To Top

Middle school art teacher, Julie Pyle from Prior Lake, uses her talents to save money over the holidays.  She makes everything from gifts to decorations and saves a lot of money doing so.  You may think it’s not something that you could do, but she shows us how just making a portion of your gifts could save you a lot of money.

Winterizing Your Car   Back To Top

When winter hits, there are a few things you should be doing to get your car ready to stay safe.  Emily heads to Herb’s Service Center, a AAA certified garage in Plymouth, for advice.

Holiday Savings Series: Couponing   Back To Top

Maybe you haven’t been as diligent saving for the holidays this year.  Don’t worry! Kelli Hanson is out to help you stretch your dollars.

What Not to Say   Back To Top

“You look like you’re going to pop!” is never a compliment to a pregnant woman – no matter how you say it!  There are a few of those phrases you should never say to a pregnant woman.  Etiquette expert, Liz Taylor says he has some easy fixes to fix those “foot in mouth moments”.

Ways to Be Grateful   Back To Top

When you are grateful, you have less clutter and less stress in your life.  You’re more optimistic, energetic, enthusiastic, determined, interested, and joyful.  You’ll feel stronger, get sick less, and live longer.  Life Coach, Barb Churchill shares her strategies for focusing on gratitude.

Last Minute Halloween Deals   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.