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6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

6 Reasons Why I Love Homeschooling My Kids

I have been homeschooling my kids for 4 years. I use a great curriculum and have a flexible school schedule. We do many creative activities and go on adventures! Here are my top reasons why I love homeschooling my kids!

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Families with children of all ages can find many things to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s a list of some of our family’s favorite activities and local destinations in the CDA area.

Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has a lot of great parks and playgrounds for families with kids of all ages to enjoy. When I first moved to Coeur d’Alene, I had no idea which parks were located in which neighborhoods. Now I know that you can find a ton of fun parks in Coeur d’Alene and Hayden if you just know where to look! Here’s my list of best neighborhood parks for kids in CDA, including which playgrounds have splash pads, interesting play features and more!

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Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Are you thinking of teaching your kids at home? You can easily learn how to homeschool your kids. Use these homeschooling tips for parents to create a successful school routine and make learning fun!

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Beautiful parks, fun playgrounds for kids and easy hiking trails are just a few of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

A trip to Costco is usually somewhere on our weekly to-do list. We buy a lot of our food and even furniture at Costco for our family of five. Here are some of our best Costco finds that we’ve purchased this summer.

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Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho.

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

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

North Idaho is beautiful place to live and raise kids. Our adventure list of best family-friendly things to do near Coeur d’Alene includes activities for kids of all ages!

Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Looking for summer activities? Camping with your family is a relaxing way to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time together. Our family loves camping because it’s an inexpensive way to explore. We can easily fill our days with hiking, swimming and playing. We live close to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This beautiful state park offers many camp sites, hiking trails and easy access to Lake Pend Oreille. For our family, these fun camping activities at Farragut State Park are a great way to enjoy North Idaho.

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Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Simple Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Eating dinner together is a meaningful time for our family to connect and talk about highlights from our day. These simple meal planning tips help us eat well, save money and minimize time in the kitchen.

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

This spring has been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Don’t miss our weekly Coronavirus Chronicles videos to see what we’ve been up to while social distancing.

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

Our family loves the flexibility of homeschooling, as well as the opportunities to make learning creative and fun. Having our kids at home all day is certainly challenging, but it’s a lifestyle that I find ways to easily manage and enjoy. Many homeschool parents come up with schedules and routines that work for their families. Here are some ways I keep our family’s school schedule consistent and engaging!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For the Whole Family

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids and family. We make treats, set up a post office and give small gifts. These Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family are inexpensive and fun!

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!

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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