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Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.

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 as a whole is a beautiful place to explore and raise kids. 5 years ago our family moved from the big city of Seattle, Washington to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This Inland Northwest area is home to sparkling lakes, a great selection of hiking trails, forested camping areas and a vibrant local culture. The friendly local community makes a visit to CDA extra memorable. You can find many awesome family-friendly things to do in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Our family adventure list includes some of our favorite Pacific Northwest outdoor activities as well as several indoor family attractions.
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How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

How to Plan an Awesome Family Vacation

Plan a memorable family vacation to escape from your daily routine, explore far from home and have fun with your favorite people. These tips can be customized for any budget, any location and any length of trip!

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 soon enough the temperature no longer freezes at night. We enjoy planting vegetables and cutting flowers in our garden. I also plant some herbs and colorful annuals in our planters. Here are 5 ways you can get your yard ready for spring.
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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!

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. For me, often the best gift is quality time with my family. However, I do love a fresh bunch of flowers or a surprise latte. Other great gifts for women include delicious treats, rich coffee and tea blends, colorful art supplies and pretty dresses. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.
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6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

A ballet class can teach kids many great skills such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Ballet is also great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

These Pacific Northwest family vacation destinations promise memorable adventures and interesting activities. We’ve experienced many of these gems of the Pacific Northwest with our own family!

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Things to Do With Kids in Salem Oregon

Interesting stops and engaging activities are always welcome on a family road trip. Salem, Oregon has a great collection of family friendly destinations and places for kids to run, play and ride bikes. We passed through the area on our RV trip to the Oregon Coast. We easily filled up an afternoon with a stop by the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are a few of the highlights of our day spent in Salem, Oregon.

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Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects such as dying eggs and going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

How to Color Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! This fun science experiment is a great way to learn about how color can be transferred from one object to another.

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

“Go Blue” to Support Autism Awareness Month

Did you know that April is World Autism Month? If you don’t personally have a child with autism, chances are you know a family who does. Many families encounter the challenge of caring for a child with autism. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “Every person with autism is different. All will have problems with communication and social skills but not in the same way. Autism is a spectrum disorder because it can cause mild problems, severe problems, or something in between.”

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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!

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to live and raise kids. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!