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DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

DIY Sugar Sand Kids Activity

Homemade sugar sand is a fun sensory activity to do with your kids. Easily make your own sugar sand in any color or fragrance, using basic ingredients you have in the kitchen!

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!

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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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.

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

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to explore and go on family adventures! Our family has lived in the area since 2014. We love going on hikes and playing at the downtown city playgrounds. Additionally, we’ve met friends at the Lake Coeur d’Alene beaches, and often go out to dinner at the Dockside. Coeur d’Alene has a beautiful downtown area with several parks, fun playgrounds for kids, and easy hiking trails with great lake views. Here are some of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

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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 often stock up on our household basics and buy a few fun things too! Here are some of our best Costco finds that we’ve purchased this summer.

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

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is beautiful place to live and raise kids. Our family moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2014. We’ve gone on lots of adventures and made many memories with our three kids. This Inland Northwest area is home to sparkling lakes, a great selection of hiking trails, forested camping areas and a friendly local culture. Our adventure list of best family-friendly things to do near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho includes activities for kids of all ages!
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Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Camping at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene is a great way to enjoy beautiful North Idaho. Here are some of our favorite family camping activities to do with our kids.

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 certainly been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Through March and April, we’ve been staying home and social distancing based on the state of Idaho’s regulations. We’ve also enjoyed lots of fun activities and gone on some outdoor family adventures. You can follow our adventures in our Coronavirus Chronicles videos below!

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My Kids’ Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids’ Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

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!

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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