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Classic Outside Games That Never Get Old

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Playing outside is a lot of fun, and with enough space, the possibilities are endless. Playing some of the more classic outdoor games can never get old, and options such as tag, hopscotch, red rover, four square and duck, duck, goose have been around forever. For some parents, it may have been a while since […]

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Homemade Summer Dog Treats

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In the heat of summer, humans aren’t the only ones who love a cool summer treat! Whip up one of these summer dog treats, and Fido will be THRILLED! Not only will it keep their tastebuds happy, but it will provide a chilly respite from rising temps. Plus it’s fun for the kids to create […]

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Summer Fun To-Do List

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When school’s out for summer, it’s time to dig into the adventure and action that only this season cacn bring! There is plenty of fun to be had — and it needn’t cost a pretty penny. Here is a summer to-do list to get your wheels turning on how to make this the most memorable […]

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California Residents: Disney Has Just Announced A Special Offer For You

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Disneyland Resort, located in Anaheim, is a family-friendly destination where families have flocked for nearly 75 years. With a legacy like that, it must be worthy of a visit. Whether you’re a Disney pro or have never been, now is your chance to experience the magic that only Disney can deliver.  Disneyland Resort is currently […]

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14 Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

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“Are we there yet?” It’s the complaint that you never want to hear when there are still 100 miles to go during your family road trip. Thankfully, with a little preparation, you can keep the kiddos entertained even during long hours of travel. Here are just a few of the best road trip games for […]

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14 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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Hydrogen peroxide is a liquid chemical that has been in existence for more than 200 years. Chemically speaking, it is comprised of two molecules: hydrogen and oxygen. Though scientists consider hydrogen peroxide a powerful material, the substance does break down quickly when exposed to air or water. This underlying property makes it especially useful in […]

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Uses for Baking Soda

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Baking soda is the name of a chemical known as sodium bicarbonate. The substance is an alkaline-producing carbon dioxide gas when mixed with acid. This explains why the substance is most commonly used for baking, because the carbon dioxide gas bubbles it creates cause baking products to rise or inflate during the baking process. In […]

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Family Camping Tents: What to Look For, What to Buy

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There’s nothing like the crackle of a campfire under a star-studded sky. Before you set out on your family camping trip, however, you’ll want to make sure that you have the right equipment for a cozy and comfortable getaway! The first thing to consider is your tent. RELATED: Camping With Kids? Here’s Your Packing Checklist! […]

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Camping With Kids Checklist

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If you have never been camping with kids, let us tell you two things: One, it can be super stressful, and two, it can also be insanely fun — as long as your well-prepared! Usually there is a mixture of both that happens on a camping adventure with the kiddos. As is the case with […]

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Create a Garden That Attracts Butterflies

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Springtime is all about the outdoors — getting outside and marveling as nature wakes up from its winter hibernation. And it’s also about gardening. Whether you’re a master gardener or just starting out, making gardening a family affair is part of the fun. While many people enjoy growing fruits and veggies (how could you not?!), […]

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Gardening with Kids

Gardening

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Gardening When spring rolls around, and the snow is reduced to small white piles mixed with dirt accumulated from the winter road grime, thoughts turn to what to grow in the garden this year.  There are few better ways to connect with your kids then to work together to plan, plant, harvest, and eat the […]

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Easy to Grow Vegetables

Easy to Grow Vegetables Easy come, Easy Grow Getting a three year old to eat their vegetables is much more trouble than actually growing the vegetables themselves. Why then is there a prevailing myth that vegetable gardening is difficult? Perhaps is it because youth treated as indentured servants to the gardening chores have leveled the […]

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Kitchen Gardening

Kitchen Gardening Why not bring the heart of the yard into the heart of the home? Gardening has seen resurgence in recent years. The only problem with this is that as more and more environmentally conscious citizens occupy high rise type residences to avoid urban sprawl there is less and less yard space that can […]

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Easy to Grow Flowers

Easy to Grow Flowers Grow flowers as easy as 1 – 2 -3 Looking for a great way to celebrate the return of spring with your kids? What could be better than planting a flower or two? Before the growing begins Before the planting frenzy is in full swing you should consider just a few […]

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Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening Not such a very new concept, but a great one for beginners Square foot gardening methods have been around for decades. They are fabulous, even if they are a bit square.  If this method of gardening is so great, and has the benefit of being time tested why haven’t more people adopted […]

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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised Bed Gardening The best of both worlds Looking at the typical family garden a hundred years ago would have found your eyes roaming over a huge chunk of land dedicated to growing all the veggies the family would need. These gardens were bigger than most building lots in today’s tightly packed neighborhoods. In spite […]

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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening Getting the most from your seeds, soil and buck It is safe to say that the organic trend isn’t going to be just a flash in the pan.  Every time you visit any sort of shopping center you will find a large selection of products labeled “organic”. You can find anything from t-shirts […]

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Kids Vegetable Gardening

Kids Vegetable Gardening

Kids Vegetable Gardening When we were young we always looked forward to that magical day in May when coming home from school to find Dad in the back yard with the garden map and seed packets littering the grass all around him. This meant it was gardening day. We loved it, and always knew that […]

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Container Gardening

Container Gardening Careful selection and preparation of the container is key Yard sizes are shrinking and there is no room for a traditional garden. You would like your plants to move from indoors to outdoors. Hanging flowers on your deck are beautiful and add just the right touch. Maybe the sun exposure requires your plants […]

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