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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

30 Must-Take Summer Photos

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PHOTOGRAPHY

At the beginning of every season, the kids and I try to come up with a bucket list of things we want to do and places we want to visit over the next few months. Having a bucket list is a great way to get their input on their current interests and what’s important to each of them season by season. It’s also nice to have that list of things to do to refer to…

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Benefits of Creeking with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

There are very few things my kids love more in life than playing in the water, whether that’s swimming in a pool, splashing in waves on the beach, running through the sprinkler or just hanging out in a bubble bath. My kids love water so much they volunteer to wash the dishes so they can play with the water in the sink. They get super excited about rainstorms because they know they can jump in…

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Twist Travel Magazine – Summer Issue

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

I’m so excited to share the summer edition of Twist Travel Magazine with you today! Twist Travel is an online travel magazine that launched a few months ago (this is the second issue). Twist is the brainchild of my friend Andrea Fellman, an awesome ex-pat mom living the wanderlust life (Wanderlust Living) with her family in Barcelona (and previously Costa Rica) and Keryn Means, travel writer (Walking on Travels) and mom of 4. They’ve got an…

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Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching with Kids

In GEOCACHING, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Raise your hand if your kids are into nature AND treasure hunting! If so, I have the ultimate hobby (addiction) for you – geocaching! Our family gave geocaching a try for the first time last year on a rainy spring day and quickly fell in love with it.  Going for long nature walks with kids can sometimes lead to boredom or frustration, but geocaching will keep them focused, entertained and begging to get back outside. It’s a really…

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Raising Butterflies with Kids

In NATURE SCHOOL, OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

One of our favorite spring and summer activities is to raise our own butterflies from caterpillars. Watching the life cycle of a butterfly is absolutely fascinating, for both kids and adults. My husband and I are always surprised to find ourselves incredibly invested in the health and growth of our little caterpillars and we watch over them like concerned parents. The kids love observing the caterpillars as they inch their way around and explore, they…

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Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PRINTABLES

Kids need adventures, but not every outdoor adventure needs to be deep in the woods, on a mountainside, or next to a river. While those types of adventures are great, adventures can also be found in your own backyard or while exploring your street. We realize that not everyone has easy access to trout streams or acres of wooded areas, but that doesn’t mean that kids can’t observe and connect with the nature that’s around…

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Strawberry Picking with Kids

In OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Strawberry picking with the kids is one of my all-time favorite spring activities. Every May, I stalk the “Pick Your Own” online calendar of our favorite local farm and dream of the day when we get to gorge ourselves on fresh strawberries. This May will be our 4th year going to the same place to pick strawberries (as well as peaches, blackberries, apples and pumpkins) and I love that my kids are familiar with the orchard…

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