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Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Cleaning up after a busy family can feel like an uphill battle. It’s helpful to use a cleaning schedule and effective eco-friendly cleaning products. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning!

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway – Ends 12/21

Just in time for the holidays, our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway highlights fun and interactive gift ideas for the whole family! One winner will receive this awesome prize collection!

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

This week, families can experience some holiday magic and enjoy a special night out at The Nutcracker Ballet in Spokane, Washington. The Nutcracker music will be performed live by the Spokane Symphony at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. The classic story is brought to life by the Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet and more than 75 young, local dancers.

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Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

Design Your Own American Girl Gift Box! Unboxing & Review

New from American Girl, this customized gift box experience comes beautifully packed with a doll plus a variety of themed outfits and accessories. I’m excited to show you the details with our unboxing and review!

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

How to Save Money at Walmart on Black Friday

Looking for Black Friday deals this year? At Walmart, you can stock up on family essentials and easily finish up your holiday gift list. Here are some ideas and tips for efficiently shopping on Black Friday for things you need.

Family Night at Disney on Ice – Things to Know

Family Night at Disney on Ice – Things to Know

Disney on Ice is a great show for families with kids. We’ve experienced the performance twice now and our kids ages 7, 5 and 3 have loved it. The show is magical and colorful and the very talented ice skaters are fun and inspiring! This year we attended Disney on Ice Mickey’s Search Party, as well as Storytime with Belle before the show. Our kids dressed up and enjoyed every minute of our family night out! Here are a few tips and things to bring to enjoy a memorable time at Disney on Ice.

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9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

We are happy to team up with The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It to bring you a holiday themed Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop! Our prize collection includes 11 awesome prizes for the whole family!

Trace Your DNA to Learn Where Your Story Started

Trace Your DNA to Learn Where Your Story Started

Everyone has a story. You may know a lot or a little about where your story started. Grandparents and relatives can be a great source of family stories and details about a family’s history. It can be very educational to learn about the events that came together to allow a single person to exist. Personally, I already generally knew that my heritage originated in Europe. I submitted a sample of my DNA to ancestry.com, which provided me with a more detailed ethnicity estimate of where my past family members may have lived. A DNA test is a simple place to start on your journey to discover your heritage and learn more about your family tree. Once you know where you are from, you could learn more about that area’s history and even go visit some of the countries.
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Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Swan Princess 25th Anniversary + Coloring Pages

Just in time for the holidays, The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary special edition movie is now available on Blu-ray beginning on October 29 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. While you are watching the movie, you can also color some of these Swan Princess printable coloring pages!

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

The fall is a great time to plan a family getaway and enjoy lots of fun activities under one roof. With more than 17 locations, Great Wolf Lodge is a memorable destination for kids of all ages. See the highlights of the Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Celebration!

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s world, technology seems to be everywhere we turn. My kids often ask to use my phone or their tablets to play games, to the point where we’ve limited our kids’ screen time to Friday afternoons. It’s refreshing when we come across a toy that uses technology to create a screen-free experience for kids. My kids have enjoyed playing with Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.
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Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

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 and adults will enjoy seeing Mickey & Minnie, Moana, Aladdin & Jasmine and more characters bringing stories to life. Coming to more than 130 event centers!

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? You can find many opportunities for family adventures by going on hikes, riding bikes and enjoying water activities. We live near quite a few lakes and rivers which are easy to access in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. Don’t forget the #1 rule: It’s important to keep an eye on kids around the water and wear life jackets when out on the water. These four adventurous water activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.
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Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience Holiday Magic with Spokane Symphony & The Nutcracker

Experience some holiday magic and enjoy a family night out at The Nutcracker in Spokane, Washington! The Spokane Symphony presents The Nutcracker at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, with the Santa Barbara-based State Street Ballet. December 5 – 8 only!

Family Night at Disney on Ice – Things to Know

Family Night at Disney on Ice – Things to Know

Disney on Ice is a great show for families with kids. The experience is magical and colorful and the talented ice skaters are fun and inspiring! Here are a few tips and things to bring to enjoy a memorable time at Disney on Ice.

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-O-Ween Celebration

The fall is a great time to plan a family getaway and enjoy lots of fun activities under one roof. With more than 17 locations, Great Wolf Lodge is a memorable destination for kids of all ages. See the highlights of the Great Wolf Lodge October Howl-O-Ween Celebration!

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.