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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.

Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Spring Nature Hunt & Interactive Kids Activities

Springtime is a great season to enjoy creative family activities. My kids love doing crafty projects such as going on a nature scavenger hunt and dying eggs. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

15 Fun Family Activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to live and raise kids. This beautiful Pacific Northwest area is also a memorable destination to visit on a family vacation. Our family has lived in CDA for more than 5 years and we’ve made lots of fun memories. Families can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to easily fill up any weekend. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!
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Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is a super fun day to celebrate with your family! Of course, kids love holidays more than anyone else. We’ve put together a list of fun kids gift ideas that are engaging and educational too!

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Visiting Colorado? A trip to the Downtown Aquarium is at the top of our list of things to do in Denver with kids. Our family enjoyed seeing the colorful aquatic exhibits, touching sting rays, and watching the live Mystic Mermaid show. See our visit highlights!

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Kids love sensory activities. Anything they can squeeze, squish, mix and even taste is often an instant win. When I mix up a batch of homemade play dough, my kids want to help choose the colors and stir the dough. We used marshmallows to make edible marshmallow play dough for the kids to play with one afternoon. Edible play dough easily resembles moldable fondant and it’s simple to make with a few ingredients. If your family is anything like ours, you probably have a bag (or 2) of old gummy marshmallows sitting in your cabinet — which is perfect for this DIY kids’ activity!
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7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

7 Holiday Treat Ideas & Christmas Sweets

When the holidays roll around, it doesn’t take long for me to start thinking about what sort of delicious goodies am I going to make this year. Here are 7 inspiring Christmas treats you and your family will love.

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

Perks of Giving Experiences Instead of Things

Family adventures can be a great holiday gift idea! It’s fun to enjoy a change of scene during the colder months of winter. Great Wolf Lodge offers a memorable family getaway at their Snowland Extravaganza, packed with family fun and winter festivities from November 24 to January 4.

10 Things To Do at Your Local Pumpkin Farm

10 Things To Do at Your Local Pumpkin Farm

Fall is a great time to plan a family visit to your local pumpkin farm! While you are there, you will usually find many opportunities to play together, take some family photos and pick out a pumpkin. We spent a Saturday at Beck’s Harvest House in Colbert, WA. The kids enjoyed interacting with many of the fall family activities and exploring the 5 acre core maze!

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Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Happy Healthy Halloween

The arrival of autumn means pumpkins are trending! These festive fall tips include some creative ideas for pumpkins as well as ways your family can celebrate a healthy, Eco-friendly Halloween!

5 Tips for Taking Kids to Disney On Ice

5 Tips for Taking Kids to Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice is a fun way to spend a special night with your family! My girls were very excited and dressed up in anticipation of the show. Disney On Ice has a full schedule of shows throughout the year, so chances are it’s coming to a city near you!

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Birthday parties are a great opportunity to get creative with celebrating your child! My kids start talking about their birthday party theme a few months in advance. For her 6th birthday my daughter wanted to have a Minecraft birthday party. We made lots of kids Minecraft party ideas including a creeper pinata, colorful Minecraft-inspired potions and tasty party snacks!

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Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Halloween is just around the corner! We found all we needed for Halloween during a one-stop shopping trip to Fred Meyer. Kids can choose from a huge variety of costumes, colorful makeup, hats, wigs and more!

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is a great way to spend quality time in the outdoors with your kids. Before you head out, consider these tips to make your trip successful.

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

What do the best family vacation destinations have in common? We love enjoying great food, exploring new places and doing interactive activities. After you arrive at your vacation, it’s no fun to have to drive somewhere else just to do stuff. Great Wolf Lodge offers all the elements for a memorable family vacation! We also enjoyed the lodge’s seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during our October visit.

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