Science at the Beach & More Kids Activities

Explore a little science at the beach with these fun activities! A day at the beach is what summer dreams are made of when you're a kid -- sandcastles, seashells and splashing in the waves.  But there's also quite a bit of learning tha...
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Kids Books that Celebrate Fireworks, the Flag and July 4th

Each summer, our kids look forward to seeing fireworks on July 4th.  We have a great spot where we are able to view firework displays for 3 locations and my daughter's favorite part is sitting on the top of the car to see them. July ...
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Our Summer Bucket List

  Well, today's the day!  It's the last day of school for the kids here.  As I put the finishing touches on this post, my oldest is completing his final exams and my youngest is enjoying the school talent show.  They ...
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Teaching Kids to Be Unique

Welcome to our April Online Book Club for Kids.  Each month, we choose a different children's author, highlight their books and share a number of kids activities & crafts. This month, our featured author & illustrator is David...
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5 Fun Finds: Connecting Kids with Nature

In honor of Spring this week (yea!!), I thought I'd begin a new weekly series: 5 Fun Finds! Every week, I find TONS of great things as I'm curating new content or writing posts. I need a way to share these with YOU!...
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5 Tips for Raising a Reader & Great Book Resources for Kids

Did you know that March is National Reading Month?  It's a great time to think about what it takes to raise a child who reads and loves books....
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Setting Family Goals in the New Year

  Are you working on any family goals (or resolutions) for the New Year?  When we were PK (pre-kids), all those resolutions looked different -- get in shape, get a promotion, complete a few DIY projects. But (as the experts say...
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The Best Ideas of 2012: Kids & Family Activities

  Happy 2013!!   I'd like to welcome the New Year by telling all of our readers "Thank You" for visiting us, leaving comments, & helping me to make this a better site each day -- you guys are great!    To bring ...
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A Season of Giving: Share Compliments

  I do so love the holidays!  Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it's a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives. An...
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Making Life Easier: Win a NetZero 4G Mobile HotSpot

  Life is busy!  Especially at this time of the year -- so I will frequently jump on any chance to make things a little easier. For example, using holiday bags to wrap odd-shaped gifts instead of wrapping paper - much easier! A...
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Getting Kids Involved in Giving to Others this Holiday Season

    I'm thrilled to be co-hosting a blog hop with a dozen local bloggers who are all sharing some wonderful ways to help others this holiday season.    We're sharing ideas for everyone -- young or old, individual or ...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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Perfectly Pumpkin Contest

    Are you crazy for carving pumpkins?  Or maybe your have a killer recipe for pumpkin bread?!  We've got a great group of bloggers who want you to showcase your 'pumpkin creations'!...
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New Ideas to Inspire You This Fall

 I love Autumn!  It's my favorite season - cool days, beautiful colors, fun things to do with the kids and a great time to enjoy nature!...
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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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