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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Urban Farm & Feed – Sandy, Utah

In LOCAL GEMS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Today I’m really excited to bring you a full review and fall family fun guide to one of the coolest little locations in the Salt Lake City area, Urban Farm & Feed. We’ve got new local mom, blogger and professional photographer, Cara Mathis of Catcher in the Rye Photography here to give you all the details about this super cute local gem of a market. They’ve got everything from locally-grown fruits and vegetable to homemade…

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dry run creek fly fishing for kids

Fly Fishing with Kids at Dry Run Creek, Arkansas

In FAMILY TRAVEL, FISH, LOCAL GEMS, MCFAMILY, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Dry Run Creek near Mountain Home, Arkansas has been called “the best quarter mile of trout fishing in the world.” However, you won’t find the world’s best fishermen here – you’ll only find kids! A true gem of a fishing location, it only takes one walk along the banks of Dry Run Creek for every fly fishing adult to wish they were a kid again, if only for a day. We recently spent three action-packed…

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Creating Journey Sticks with Kids

Journey Sticks and the Art of Storytelling

In CRAFTS, HIKE, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m really excited to bring you today’s post, all about creating storytelling journey sticks with your kids. The amazing and uber-talented Jessica, from Collect. Make. Explore. is here to show you how to incorporate elements of your hikes, adventures and outings into beautiful physical storytelling devices. I love the lessons this project teaches – from being observant in nature to inspiring creativity in retelling the story of your adventures. This would be a great project to…

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Sit Spotting: Nature Meditation with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Today we have a great post for all you busy parents out there that need/want to take some time to slow down and absorb nature vibes. This time of year is always a mad flurry of activities, outings and adventures and it can be very easy to get overwhelmed by your schedule and to do list. However, Brandi Rondinelli of Soulshine Photography is here today to walk us through the benefits of sit spotting in…

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Making Mandalas in Nature with Kids

In CRAFTS, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to bring you a post today all about making mandalas in nature with kids, submitted by the amazing Doria Lotan. She was born and raised in New York and currently lives in Sweden where she and her husband are “unschooling” their three kids. She has a degree in Philosophy and works as a content writer for a living. You can find her on Instagram (@heartledadventures) and follow along her parenting journey. Fostering…

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5 must take beach photos of kids

5 Must Take Beach Photos

In BEACH, PHOTOGRAPHY

Taking photos of your kids at the beach can be both overwhelming and difficult with all the different variations of shots, light conditions and hazards to your camera (water and sand!). Today we’ve got professional photographer and self-proclaimed beach addict Laura Parker of Laura Parker Photography here to help you capture five incredible photos of your kids on your next beach adventure. She’ll walk you through camera settings, sunlight conditions and show you how to…

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Raising Kids that Love to Fish

In FISH, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Fishing is one of our favorite year-round outdoor activities to do with the kids. In case you didn’t know, fishing is a very big deal in our family. Not only did I grow up on a river in a fishing household, but I married a man that lives and breathes fly fishing. Fishing has played a huge role in our relationship, from my husband giving me waders for our first Christmas together, to proposing with a…

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Tips for Capturing Amazing Sprinkler Photos

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PHOTOGRAPHY

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you today’s guest post from Kristie of L Photographie on how to take amazing sprinkler photos of your kids this summer. Kristie is a great friend, a former sorority sister and my family’s personal photographer. She’s also a wonderful teacher and has become one of my go-to resources for all things photography-related. Since it’s a million degrees outside, I though this would be the perfect time to share this…

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Creating a Wormery with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Worms! Wiggly, squiggly, creepy, crawly, long, dirty, slimy and slick; it’s no wonder that kids are fascinated with worms. From the time my son was 2 years old, digging for worms in our backyard has been one of his favorite things to do outdoors. He’s constantly amazed that worms live everywhere, right under our feet and are basically free for the taking!  He now digs up worms from around the neighborhood and we add the…

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Exploring Tide Pools with Kids

In BEACH, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to bring you this guest post today all about exploring tide pools with kids. My good friend and fellow outdoor adventure mama Desirée Macke put together an absolutely fantastic post all about what kind of treasures you can find in the tide pools, when to go, what to pack, what to wear and even the best tide pool locations across the country. As a landlocked mama, I dream of doing these types…

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Slacklining for Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Slacklining is a perfect way for kids of all ages to hone balancing skills while building core strength and confidence. My son received a slackline as a gift this past Christmas and we’ve had so much fun using it these last few months. Slacklining is one of my kids’ favorite backyard activities and I’m blown away by how much time they spend on it daily, balancing, bouncing and playing games. What is a slackline? A…

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