Marnie Kopischke

Marnie and her husband, Brent — Minnesota natives and high school sweethearts — call Rochester home with their two boys, Gordon (born June 2017) and Crosby (born July 2019). A stay-at-home Mom, Marnie finds herself babbling, giggling and singing like a baby all while teaching her sons how to grow. To stay sharp and connected, Marnie freelances for marketing communication services where she exercises her brain in new ways. A passionate do-it-yourselfer, she finds herself behind a pair of safety goggles, prepping for wood, tile and art projects. Marnie loves designing spaces and shopping for home decor and her pantry is full of homemade canned goods. Her happy place? Up North at their family cabin on Lake Carlos near Alexandria.

Rochester MN Guide to Things to Do With Kids Under Two 

Here is a comprehensive list of appropriate things to do and places to see for those little minds, and very busy bodies, in and near Rochester, Minnesota.  
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Quick Holiday Gifts for 12-24 Month-Olds

For this age group, my advice is to choose one or two gifts. Here are my go-to gift categories for my 18-month-old this year.  
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How My Family is Connecting Long-Distance with My Littles

Having my loved ones rock my littles to sleep, wrestle with them on the floor, or hold their hands on a walk is something we all look forward to. But right now, that isn’t happening...
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One Dad’s Recommendation for Year Round Comfort and Style

Grills, drills, and electronics are common gifts for dads year-round. But, why not consider giving his wardrobe a style upgrade?
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Our Seniors Miss Us! One Way to Say Hi Now

Residents of senior living centers and nursing homes are accustomed to a community within a community, but their normal has changed.
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My Favorite Gifts for Summer Babies

While it's fun to receive registered gifts or that adorable romper, sometimes unwrapping practical items that fit the season is even more fun!
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What a Gift: Watching My Brother & His Wife Love My Kids

My brother and his wife love my children with their hearts and souls, and it shows through how they live.  I’m grateful and do not take them for granted.
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5 Reasons to Book a Spontaneous Trip to The Wisconsin Dells  

If you’re contemplating booking that stay for next week, here’s five reasons you should just do it!
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Goodbye Diapers, Hello Potty:  What I Saw in 5 Days

While I was a clueless first-time potty trainer (and had some anxiety over that), my son was telling me that he’s capable of listening to his body. 
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How I’m Using My Friends to Meal Plan

 Whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM), full-time or part-time working parent — we all share some responsibility in putting food on our tables.