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5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Crafty Ideas for Back to School

Going back to school can be creative and fun with a little imagination! These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

Playing with playdough is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. You can easily make a batch of this soft salt dough and kids can choose their favorite colors to mix in! We’ve made playdough many times. This is the best homemade playdough recipe that results in soft, moldable dough that’s not too salty or drying. I’m also happy to share some of my creative tips for making vibrantly colorful dough and minimizing the mess of mixing in the food coloring. The next time you are looking for an interactive kid’s activity, try making this homemade playdough recipe!
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Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Children can learn and discover new things every day. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids. Resources like TinkerActive workbooks are a great way to reinforce science and math concepts, especially for kids who learn by doing.

Get Tavour Craft Beer Shipped to Your Door

Get Tavour Craft Beer Shipped to Your Door

Do you enjoy trying interesting craft beer? We tried the Tavour Craft Beer Club and discovered some great benefits of using this beverage service app.

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Our family enjoys going on afternoon hikes and family camping trips. Sometimes we explore the nearby forest trails during one of our camping trips. The best thing about hiking or camping is that you can stay close to home or venture out into the wild. You can customize your outdoor experience to your family’s life stage and be as active as you’d like! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.
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Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy. These artsy activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.

Best Family-Friendly Things to Do in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Best Family-Friendly Things to Do in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

The Pacific Northwest in general is a beautiful place to explore and raise kids. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is home to beautiful lakes, hiking trails, camping areas and vacation-worthy resort destinations. You can find many awesome family friendly things to do in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

The best part of a family vacation is the chance to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. You can accomplish all of this with a simple plan crafted to fit your budget. These tips for how to plan an awesome family vacation can be customized for any location and any length of trip!
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How to Choose an Accent Wall Paint Color + Painting Tips

How to Choose an Accent Wall Paint Color + Painting Tips

Small home renovation projects are a great way to update the style of your home. One of the easiest ways you can refresh a living space is by painting an accent wall. Learn how to choose the best paint color + some essential painting tips.

5 Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

5 Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

I love the month of May. The weather gets warmer, the days become longer and it’s the perfect time to plant flowers, vegetables and herbs. Here are 5 ways you can get your yard ready for spring.

Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Looking for summer activities? Camping with your family is a relaxing way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together. We love camping because it’s inexpensive and we can fill our schedule with hiking, swimming and playing. We live close to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which offers many camping areas, hiking trails and places to access the lake. These fun camping activities are great ways to enjoy your local camp ground.

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Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Gift giving can be tough when you are looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
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5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Camping Activities at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

A family camping trip is a relaxing way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together. We live close to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. These fun camping activities are great ways to enjoy your local camp ground.

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour

If you enjoy live musical performances, you won’t want to miss the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land tour coming to Seattle and Spokane WA in May. Ancient Land is the next chapter of CELTIC WOMAN’S extraordinary musical journey, bringing to life centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song.

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Salem, Oregon has a great collection of places for families to explore, play and ride bikes. We easily filled up an afternoon with a visit to the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are our visit highlights!