Fun Fabulous Friday

Summer is almost over and the kids are back in school. Most of the local pools are now closed, but there are still some hot days left in the year. Unless you have your own pool, what can you do to Grab a slip and slide, the hose, and a couple of small pools and […]

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Fun Fabulous Friday

For most of us summer is almost over and the kids are on their way back to school. However, there are still a few weeks left for others. One fun summer activity that can help entertain your kids is to set up a backyard camp.   Plan a camp that will last for three or four […]

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Fun Fabulous Friday

These posts are typically about cheap things to do with your kids. However, there is one thing that I think you have to do with your kids every summer even if it may get a little expensive. I am talking about taking your kids to a fair.  For me, the fair screams summer. When I […]

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Wacky Wednesday

This wacky Wednesday story is something that actually happened to me two weeks ago. Ironically, it even occurred on a Wednesday. My sister-in-law decided to take a spur of the moment trip to St. Louis with our kids. This includes a 13 year old, two 11 year olds, a six year old and a four […]

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Fun Fabulous Friday

  Entertaining your kids can become expensive, especially during the long summer months when they are out of school. However, no matter what age of children that you have there are some cheap and easy ways to keep them entertained. Summer Reading Programs Our library as well as many others across the nation offers a […]

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Gardening for the Whole Family

Last night, my uncle and his wife brought the last of the green beans from the garden into my grandfather’s garage for us to snap. They had my little girl in tow. My uncle’s wife said, “Well, she may not eat her dinner; she just ate a ton of tomatoes and green beans!” It was […]

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Summer Family Fun: Sprinklers and Tea Parties

My three year old daughter and I have been enjoying our summer evenings together this season. This is my first summer as a mother, and it is even more fun that I had imagined. Our little girl loves summer, and that helps me through the really hot days. She loves nothing more than to throw […]

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What Went Right: Reflections on a Great Family Vacation

The last week in July, my family and I joined my extended family on a trip to Colorado. Those present were: my mom, my dad, my two sisters and their husbands, my baby niece, and two family pets. I know this style of vacation is not for everybody, but for us, it was a dream […]

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Sensory Play: Fun Kids’ Activities for your Special Needs Child

When it comes to summer-time fun kids’ activities for children with special needs, it’s sometime hard to find activities that will help your kid with their sensory issues. In our busy, busy worlds, we want to help our kids develop skills and challenge their sensory development. But how do we know what kinds of kids’ […]

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