A Family Vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park

  Have you ever thought about visiting a national park?  We've visited quite a few local and state parks - all beautiful -- but nothing compares to our visit at Rocky Mountain National Park this summer! I was so enthralled with...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op

Welcome to the Kid's Co-op!  A great place to find new ideas for kids activities, crafts and adventures from bloggers around the world.  I love the diversity of the posts that we get each week, and it's so fun to see what everyone...
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If Your Child Breaks a Bone

  This is one of those posts that, as a parent, I hope you never have to use.  I hope you can file it away on a Pinterest board or in a favorites menu and never have to use it.  In all honesty, I wish I didn't have to write ...
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10 Ways to Connect with Kids in 15 Minutes or Less

  School is starting again which means less family time during the week.  Somtimes it's hard to get kids to talk about their day, or just talk in general!   Try one of these ideas for sparking a conversation and connecting ...
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5 Great Ways to Get Involved at Your Child's School

It's back to school time!  It's always a mix of feelings at this time of year -- excitment for new classes and seeing friends again, adjustment to school bedtimes and schedules, and a little mourning for the carefree days of summer.&...
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Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Science

Kids seem to always be asking questions -- How many stars are in the sky?  Why is the weather so hot?  How do animals know what to do when it gets cold outside?    Believe it or not, even young children are able to ...
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Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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The Weekly Kids Co-op: Ideas for Summer Fun

Welcome back to the Weekly Kids Co-op! Last week, there were more than 150 activities and ideas shared - so many fun things to do in the summer. Here are a few of the amazing posts that remind me of what 'summer fun' means to kids:...
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Playground Scavenger Hunt

  You know how kids get so excited when you visit a new playgroud?  One that has 'monkey bars that are cooler than the ones at our old playgroud' or 'the biggest slide in the world', right?  So why not take them on a Playg...
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Finding Free Kids Books Online

   Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest finds!!   We're heading out for summer vacation soon and I asked my daughter what she wants to bring in her suitcase - her 'very important items' include a swims...
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Family Camping Activities in Your Own Backyard

Fun family camping activities perfect for your backyard!Planning to camp-out with the kids? A backyard camp-out might be the perfect start for your family!Why the backyard?It's a great place to 'test the waters' when the kids are young...
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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you're planning a camp-out?  We've got some great reads for you to take along - explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and act...
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35 Educational TV Shows for Kids

We've all heard about the research on kids and tv - too much is bad, SpongeBob is worse.  But let's face it, kids are going to watch tv.  So, what should you choose?  Remember, as parents we have the opportunity to help fo...
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How to Organize Your Family's Summer Schedule

Every year we look forward to summertime at our house!  The excitement of the 'we can do what we'd like' days that we all love to enjoy.  But, of course, the kids do want to do some activities that require us to keep track of what...
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