The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Fun & Games, Inspire Learning & Hands-on Ideas

  Welcome back!  Today is Day 2 in our week-long series:  The ABC's of Family Field Trips. During the first day, we shared tips for getting ready, ways to use books, exploring on your visit and 24 ideas of places to take...
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The ABC's of Family Field Trips: Tips, Resources & 50+ Ideas for Where to Go

  I'm so excited to introduce a new series this week -- The ABC's of Family Field Trips!   This will be a 5 day series covering all kinds of tips and ideas for those fun family outings you want to plan this year.  I re...
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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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16 Favorite Christmas Traditions and Picture Books to Read for Each

Pair each of your favorite Christmas Traditions with a special book and enjoy these special stories during the holiday season!The holiday season is the perfect for for traditions such as Christmas countdowns and special family activities.&n...
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Kids November Book Club: Tomie dePaola

    Next week, we will feature some fun activities, crafts and cool ideas for the monthly Online Kids Book Club.    If you missed last month's feature, you can still learn about the Family Conversation Jar and Octobe...
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5 Things I Want My Kids to Love (and Learn) in November

  I love the month of November!    I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.  &n...
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17 Fun Fall Activities

    Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   When's the last time your kid looked under a rock?  Fall is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the foliage, the weather and time with each ot...
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Join the Online Book Club for Kids

I'm so excited to be joining more than 20 other kid bloggers to host a virtual (online) book club for kids!  Really, it's a book club for families - a great way to introduce kids to wonderful authors, quality books and fun activities. ...
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DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar

Countdown the days to Halloween with this DIY calendar and some great activity ideas! My kids just LOVE countdown calendars!   "How many more days until..." -- it's always so much easier to wait if you have something fun to do :-) &nbs...
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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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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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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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Kiwi Crate: Kid's Science & Crafts Projects

  My daughter was so excited when we got our first 'little green box' in the mail!  I told her that we were going to do some science today (which she loves) but when she saw that our day would also include painting, crafts and ti...
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Celebrate Christmas in July

Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July'.  A fun little day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together and make a memory or two. The first thing I do is to designate a day when w...
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