Jeff Olsen's Blog

A Dad's Life: How to win the gift name game

1:01 PM, Apr 14, 2011

I'm an old pro at accepting kid creations.

A Dad's Life: Pour some sugar on the State Fair!

5:17 PM, Mar 3, 2011

A Minnesota State Fair announcement is being cheered by two generation of Olsens.

A Dad's Life: Corkey condolences and a $1,200 minnow

6:02 PM, Jan 28, 2011

There were other emails that convinced me $100 was a drop in the box in the world of animal emergencies.

A Dad's Life: Gettin' all up in her grill

9:50 PM, Jan 19, 2011

Our family got braces last week.

A Dad's Life: R.I.P. Corkey

7:31 PM, Jan 11, 2011

It was a rare calm Sunday. Until... my daughter ran out of her room crying, rambling, pleading for us to help her. The guinea pig was having

Too dirty for TV? Not when the money goes to a good cause!

7:10 PM, Sep 13, 2010

They were getting messy for a good cause in Wisconsin this weekend. More than 1,500 runners took part in the

MacGyver or MacGruber? It remains to be seen

12:06 PM, Jun 3, 2010

You name it and I've found it stuffed the pockets of their little size 7 Levis.

Oil and water: Not enough of one, too much of another

9:39 AM, Jan 29, 2009

Dad and dessert. Two words that my kids don't often say in the same sentence.

One letter makes all the difference

5:21 PM, Jan 10, 2009

'm' should've been an 'n.

If you can't make a snowball, get out of the Northland

9:54 PM, Nov 9, 2008

Dad says "snow way" to snowball maker.

Life lines

11:19 PM, Nov 2, 2008

Earned at work, taken home at night.

Mom called the fire department and that lit a fire!

7:27 AM, Sep 25, 2008

Challenge Walk update

Little boys, big messes!

8:01 AM, Aug 22, 2008

It's a sticky situation heading into the summer travel season. Like me, my wife and daughter are pretty good about keeping the van

I break for lemonade

8:05 AM, Aug 21, 2008

A good friend named Brenda told me once to always stop at a lemonade stand. Great advice! Even though the lemonade

The list for life on the lake

8:04 AM, Aug 21, 2008

Patrick's camping preps make ol' #12 smile

And we're back!

8:04 AM, Aug 21, 2008

Another Olsen family vacation is in the history books- and the photo album.

Who's the real brat?

8:03 AM, Aug 21, 2008

A tale of two attitudes.

"Unlucky" choice of words

8:03 AM, Aug 21, 2008

Complete forecast, then put foot in mouth.

From hero to zero in moments

8:02 AM, Aug 21, 2008

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