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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 in general is a beautiful place to explore and raise kids. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is home to beautiful lakes, hiking trails, camping areas and vacation-worthy resort destinations. You can find many awesome family friendly things to do in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
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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. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

Birthdays can easily be exciting and memorable for kids, especially when you plan a celebration using a little creativity. I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. One year I made my daughter a doll princess cake complete with her favorite ballerina Barbie displayed inside the cake. I’ve seen some amazing princess cake designs from bakers with true artistic skill. I tried to take a different approach; we created a simple princess doll birthday cake that pretty much anyone could make using a few basic kitchen tools. See our how-to video below!

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Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some colorful decorations for your home. These stained glass tissue paper leaf sun catchers are cheerful and easy to make with card stock and strips of tissue paper.

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.

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

There is a hint of fall in the air around here! The thought of coming holidays, cool weather and baking with spices has me feeling happy and nostalgic at the same time. This past weekend the kids and I made our family’s favorite pumpkin spice cookie recipe. We also received the results of a special little project we started a few weeks ago. I’m excited to share both with you!

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Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Does your child love to create art? Kids will love a Piccuzoo customized storybook that showcases your child’s art within a fun storyline. Upload a handful of photos or scans of your child’s art and the book designers will create a custom story for your child!

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

7 Tips for Taking Toddlers to a Theme Park

7 Tips for Taking Toddlers to a Theme Park

Summer is the perfect time to take your kids to the local theme park! Just slather on the sunscreen, grab your shades and load your kids into the car. We enjoyed visiting Silverwood Theme Park a lot this summer, even with young kids. You can totally plan a fun day out even with children who are still wearing diapers or need naps. These tips can help make it a little easier to take toddlers and young kids to the amusement park!

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Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

You have probably heard that Duct Tape can be used for everything. We even used duct tape to make skirts! It’s especially fun for kids to make something that they can wear. All you need for this fun DIY fashion craft is duct tape!

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? You may think of heat, the pool or family vacations. For us moms, summer is not much different than the rest of the year. In hot weather kids are just a little antsier, dirtier from being outside all day and eager to enjoy ice pops and water balloons. To get though my busy summer days I have a one-stop shop for covering all my hot weather needs. At Fred Meyer I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. Here are some of the summer essentials that make family life memorable and fun! (more…)