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camp mom summer schedule

Do-It Yourself Camp Mom Summer Schedule (Plus: 101 Theme Ideas)


Summer vacation is almost here in the Northeast and it is around this time that I start thinking about what we will do for the summer. A few years back I started planning a camp mom summer schedule. I like to plan our summer activities to keep us active and busy.  “Camp Mom” is the way we pack it all in for the…

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Family Sun Safe

5 Tips for Keeping Your Family Sun Smart


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBias Summer vacation is almost here and that means we are busy packing in the fun activities that we like to experience around our home. The weather is unpredictable and we often try to fit a lot of activities in one day.…

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Traveling with Kids

7 Reasons Traveling with Your Kids is Worth It


Traveling with your kids can be amazing. Your kids will appreciate art and history. Your family will smile and laugh and create memories that will last forever. There will be no fights between siblings, no fights between my husband and I. We will all be happy the entire week. Have I sold you on taking a family vacation?

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Save More Money for Family Vacations

The Easy Way I’m Saving More Money for Family Vacations


If you are anything like me you have a long list of summer travel plans. There is always a theme park to visit or a national park to discover. The challenge is finding a way to stay within your family budget and still get to experience family travel adventures. I am so excited to share the easy way I’m saving more money for family…

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Family Fun Summer

3 Essentials for an Epic Family Fun Summer


The snow is still melting but I have summer on my mind. I love summer time and it is not only because of the weather. I love the longer evenings and the time we get to spend as a family. My planning kicks in and the list of family activities I want to do starts to grow! If you are…

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Family Friendly Apps for Travel

Family Favorite Apps for Traveling


When we are traveling we like to use our devices to keep the kids busy during long drives or flights. We have Kindle Fires but most of these apps are available across different devices. I’m excited to have my daughter guest post with me to share with you our family favorite apps to play when travelling.

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Share the Love Cookies by Design

Teach Your Kids to Share the Love for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s day is a week away. Typically, I give the kids chocolates and we write valentine’s to each other.  Some years my husband and I go out but most years we spend time together as a family. This year I want to do something different. This Valentine’s Day we decided to share the love through our community.

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Family Time

52 Ideas for Quality Family Time


We are in need of some serious quality family time lately. When we are travelling we always have a great time and it feels so good to be connected. Sadly we can’t travel year round. There is school and work. We end up getting into a routine and life becomes busy. Our weekends are full of chores and obligations. Unless we plan…

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Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party

How to Plan the Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party


My daughter turned nine this week.  Nine is an age when character birthdays are almost over but you still want to have a fun birthday party.  This year I wanted to keep it small so she invited a few friends over for an Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Party. It was easy and fun to plan and the girls had a…

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Adventures of a Kitchen Rookie

Adventures of a Kitchen Rookie


I have to let you in on a little secret.  I don’t cook. Ever.  My husband does most of the meal cooking and shopping and I do the kids lunches and snacks.  This year one of my goals is to try new things and not be afraid to fail.  I felt that this would be a perfect time to face…

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New Year's Eve Family Activities

New Year’s Eve Family Activities


New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with my family.  The days of going out are gone for me and I love my new traditions spent making it a special night with my husband and kids. Last year we almost made it to midnight. This year we are going to use this list of New Year’s Eve family activities and try…

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doodletopia fairies

Family Activity Night with doodletopia Fairies


The weather is getting cold! I mean really cold…and snowy.  It is a perfect time to have a fun and easy family activity night.  I am not the best crafter but I love the peace and calmness that drawing and coloring brings the family.  I had an opportunity to review doodletopia fairies by Christopher Hart.  Hart shares his artistic talent and…

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Family Approved Childrens Books Christmas

5 Family Approved Christmas Books [December Edition]


For this months edition of family approved books I am sharing our list of family approved Christmas books. In our house it is all about Christmas and we love reading our favorite holiday books. These are the books that we have read year after year.  They are part of our traditions. Did your favorites make the list?

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Holiday Gift for Kids

Holiday Gifts for Kids


This year I want to share fun Holiday Gifts for Kids that you can really use.  I want the gifts to be thoughtful, fun, affordable, and last through the year. This year I want to minimize the stuff and buy gifts that have a better purpose.  I look around my house and see many “I need that” Christmas gifts that haven’t been…

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Lessons Learned for Disney's Moana

Lessons Learned from Disney’s Moana


Most Disney films come with a lesson, but nothing as powerful as the lessons from Disney’s Moana. I have been waiting for this movie to open ever since I saw the first trailer over the summer.  I knew there was something special about it.  Moana’s character resonated with me as a mom and incorporates the lessons I want for my…

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