Tips for Finding the Best Vacation Home Rentals

  My husband will be the first to tell you that I'm the brains & braun behind our family vacations. My family grew up taking trips every summer and I knew I wanted the same for my kids -- getting out to explore the worl...
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7 Great End-of-Summer Outings for Families

It's hard to believe but our kids will go back to school in less than a month! I know!  The month of July always seems to fly by for us. Soon we'll be dealing with schedules, homework and early bedtimes.  But we're not going do...
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5 Tips for Kayaking with Kids

Try something new this summer by learning to kayak with your kids -- we've got tips & inspiration for how to get started!  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . All details & opinions are m...
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Go BIG! Life-size Games & Art Activities that Make Kids Say "WOW!"

Have you ever noticed that normal sized things are boring for kids? "Want pancakes this morning?" and all I hear is  "Ok." But if I ask "How about a pancake the size of your plate?", then I hear "AWESOME!" Yep, size matters to kids ...
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15 Things to Craft & Make Using Newspapers

Even though we only get the newspaper once a week, we always seem to have a pile of it lying around the house or tossed in the recycle bin.In fact, that was my inspiration for our DIY Eiffel Tower project!Why go out and spend money on build...
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Outdoor Games, Crafts & Nature Activities for Kids

Spring is coming!  It is -- I promise :) So today we have an awesome list of outdoor activities, nature crafts and games -- 50 ways to enjoy the outdoors. Because with Spring comes that super nice weather (not too cold, not too hot),...
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Sink or Float Experiment: Physics for Kids

Sink or Float Experiment: Physics for Kids

Kids will LOVE this easy sink or float science experiment that doubles as a great outdoor activity! Welcome back to our Summer Science series hosted by Edventures with Kids and Inspiration Laboratories!  So far, we've covered -- b...
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Volcanoes, Rocks & Fossils:  Books and Activities for Kids

Volcanoes, Rocks & Fossils: Books and Activities for Kids

Welcome back to our Summer Science series -- today's science theme is Geology!This is a favorite area of science for kids for two reasons -- explosions and digging :)I don't know about your house but in ours, there are rocks & rock coll...
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25 Spectacular Seashell Activities & Crafts

Welcome Summer! We are kicking off summer with a BANG! and bringing you TONS of ideas for summer fun (woohoo!). And since I can't think of Summer without thinking about the beach, I wanted to pull together some creative ideas for playing,...
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101 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Kansas City

The weather's getting warmer, the kids are out of school and the farmer's markets are open -- summer is here! Now that the kids have been on break for a few weeks, the initial excitement of summer has worn off and we are all looking for so...
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Planning a YES Day with the Kids

This content is sponsored by Kohl’s as a part of their #DestinationSummer campaign.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions (and crazy comments) are always my own.   This week, I’m excited to be workin...
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Making Lunches Easy & Healthy this Summer

   I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.   There’s something ...
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Ultimate Guide for Summer Fun with Kids

In our house, summer comes in two phases: Phase 1: The Honeymoon A time when we all (parents & kids) are excited about no schedules, no school and long days together.  We have a hand-ful of activities planned and a great summer b...
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Great Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

We are on countdown in our house -- only 9 more school days left for us! Yep, only 9 days, 4 finals, 3 school activities and 1 graduation event -- then we can enjoy sleeping in, long days without schedules, fun day trips and some relaxing ...
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8 Awesome Ocean Animal Books & Crafts

We're gearing up for our annual family vacation and this year we are heading for the coast and hoping to see some ocean animals!  Woohoo!  Being from the dead middle of the U.S. means that we're all pretty excited about spending...
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