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Find more than 100 Free Summer Activities near me to do with kids using this FREE printable planner & list! Whether you’re looking for easy backyard ideas, fun places to visit with kids near me or a *new* local adventure, we’ve got more than 100+ ideas for you to try over the next few months. …

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We don’t live close to any of our family – they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on ‘snail mail’. 

Yes, we could probably text them a note or send an email but it’s not as much fun or as special as sending something special for them to open.

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Summer is officially over and we’re sliding into Fall – my most favorite season of the year! 

And there’s so much to do in the fall (along with yummy new recipes to try – I’m a big baker) so we made a list of festive Fall Activities that I thought I would share with you.

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It’s June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad!

When is Father’s Day this year?  Don’t worry – you’ve still got time — it’s June 16th.  And for the record, my Dad’s birthday is the same week so I’ve been browsing for some fun and unique gifts for a few of the special men in my life. 

Now, my husband will tell you that the best gift any man could get would be an unlimited supply of bacon (and who am I to argue) but I was thinking of something better than bacon.  I know, there’s probably not much that’s better than bacon but here are a few unique ideas that I think they may enjoy.

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Ideas for how to create memories with your kids this summer! Many of us are now ‘officially’ on summer break. For kids, it’s a time for popsicles, pool visits and unscheduled adventures! For parents, it’s a time to reconnect with our kids who have been trapped in a school building for the better part of …

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Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves! I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to remember (watering the tree every day is about all I can handle!). …

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Learn about activities to do during the Solar Eclipse including which glasses to wear, fun eclipse themed food, books to read, party ideas and more! Where will you be during the next solar eclipse? Chances are — somewhere “on the dark side of the moon” 🙂 If you’re planning to celebrate the Solar Eclipse with …

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