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Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Some of the best gifts for kids are educational and inspire creativity. Here are some of our tried-and-true gift ideas for kids which encourage kids to learn, be creative and play with great quality toys.

Fun Stuff to Get Preschoolers Excited about School

Fun Stuff to Get Preschoolers Excited about School

You can easily do preschool with your child at home and encourage their love for learning at a young age. These preschool workbooks and activities are very helpful to keep a 3-year-old busy!

Disney on Ice 2019 Pacific Northwest Show Schedule

Disney on Ice 2019 Pacific Northwest Show Schedule

Going to Disney on Ice is a great opportunity to spend a special family day together. Kids can wear a dress up outfit and see their favorite characters retelling beloved stories on the ice. A live performance is much different than an animated show and each Disney on Ice show magically brings classic stories to life. Kids, teenagers and adults will enjoy seeing Mickey & Minnie, Moana, Aladdin & Jasmine, characters from Toy Story and more reenacting the highlights from many Disney stories.
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4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. These four water-based activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.

An Everyday Fashion Essential Made From Water Bottles

An Everyday Fashion Essential Made From Water Bottles

Did you know that awesome accessories can be made using recycled water bottles? Jelt Belts are stretchy with a streamlined design, they are made from recycled materials and they inspire social change.

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Going to a ski resort in summer may not be first on your list for a family vacation. However, we discovered lots of fun summer activities at Whitefish Mountain Resort during our road trip through Montana. Our kids love to be outside, burn energy and play together as a family. Many of these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities accomplish all of these things and then some. These 5 reasons to visit Whitefish Mountain Resort in summer are great ways to make memories with your kids and enjoy the outdoors.

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How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

Whether we are at home or on a family RV trip, chances are we’re using a good deal of technology everywhere we go. New Duracell Optimum batteries are a great solution to power your electronics and keep the adventures going.

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

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Any time of the year is a fun opportunity to get crafty. We love personalizing our home and life with creative ideas that are also budget friendly! My kids get excited about back to school because they get to pick out a few new school supplies. It’s always fun to personalize books and notebooks with colorful tape, stickers and school-inspired doodles. These ideas for making re-purposed pencil cans and custom book covers will brighten up any desk.
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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

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

A refreshing beverage is often just the thing on a hot summer day. If you enjoy craft beer, it can be fun to try new flavors! A “beer crate” that’s filled with premium craft beer is an easy way to discover new favorite brews and best of all, you can have it shipped to your door. We tried the Tavour Craft Beer Club and discovered some great benefits of using this beverage service app.
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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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4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. These four water-based activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Families of all ages will enjoy these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities in Montana. Slide down the Alpine Slide, race down the Summer Tubing run and enjoy the views from the Gondola. See the highlights of our family visit!

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!