Author: Katie Wallace

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.

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.

Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

Simple Family Boating Tips For Safe Summer Fun

One of the best ways to spend your summer is to enjoy some quality time with your family. Finding an activity that every family member will appreciate, however, can prove challenging. Kids often want to spend free time on their phones and playing video games. But nothing gets the whole family on board and excited like a family boating adventure. These family boating tips can help you stay safe and enjoy some fun on the water with your kids.
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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.

Ingenious Ideas to Add Color to Any Outfit

Ingenious Ideas to Add Color to Any Outfit

Wearing bright or bold colors is a fun way to express your personality and mix and match outfits. It’s easy to customize your style and add color to any outfit by wearing a few fun accessories.

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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Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

A fruit smoothie is easy to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. My kids often ask for sweet treats and I try to find healthy snack alternatives. Learn how to make DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies! (whipped cream optional)

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 your home and customize it to your style. One of the easiest ways you can refresh a living space is by painting an accent wall. A single painted wall can provide color to a room without overwhelming the space. These tips can help you can choose an accent wall color that best coordinates with your home design and decor.
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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

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

My husband and I recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This last weekend we enjoyed a kid-free night out with some friends at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox hosted this magical night of music. I’m excited to share the highlights of our evening!
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