How to conquer backyard toy mess and kids' boredom with this outdoor toy rotation system.

Learn How Outdoor Toy Rotation Will Change Your Kids And Your Yard

Does your backyard sometimes look like a junk yard?  Balls, ropes, toys, and random stuff hide the grass.  And yet, the kids still complain there’s nothing to do outside. I’ve been there.  I hate it.  I like to look out onto the yard and see kids enjoying themselves.  I want to see the green grass and the lovely flowers, not a yard littered with discarded shoes, upended buckets of balls,[…]

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Packing for the family camping trip doesn't need to be hard. Use this simple camping packing list for your next trip.

Simple Camping Packing List – The Lazy-Mom Edition

Throw out all those extensive camping packing lists!  It doesn’t have to take you three days to pack for a two day camping trip.  I’ll tell you a secret:  your kids don’t care if you bring the foldable kitchen or if there’s a table cloth to eat off of.  They don’t need clean clothes every day, complicated toys, or fancy meals.  And kids have just as much fun playing with[…]

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Learn how to get your kids to go outside with these easy strategies

How to get your kids outside (because it’s not always easy)

We hear it all the time “kids need less screen time, more outside time”.  Intentions aside, in today’s world of social fears, urban living, and over-scheduled lives, it’s hard to get our kids outside.  It’s hard to get ourselves outside!  We don’t need more lectures on why kids need outdoor time.  Instead we need practical solutions on getting them out.

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Try these unheard-of solutions for your picky eater

Your Outdoor Approach to Solving the Picky Eater Problem

After another busy day you finally get dinner on the table.  Everyone has been served, glasses filled, and you sink down into your chair.  Then you hear it: “I don’t like this.  I want pasta.  Mommmy where’s mmyyy food?”  Your three year old is sitting back, arms crossed, upturned nose.  You have a picky eater. You’re not alone.  I’ve seen kids pour ketchup on everything.  I’ve seen kids refuse anything[…]

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If you only have 2 days in Jasper National Park, this will help you get the most out of your visit.

Jasper in 2 days, a fun-filled family itinerary

So, you’ve planned a trip to Japer this summer…. but you’ll only be here for a few days. How do you decide what to do?  This can be a hard decision as there are so many great sites and activities to do in Jasper National Park. Alright, if you and your family are looking for a fun-filled two days, this is what I suggest.   Jasper in 2 days: Day 1: Icefields Parkway,[…]

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4 family audiobooks, short and entertaining for your next family roadtrip

Family Audiobooks: Try These Short Stories for Your Next Road Trip

The car is packed, the kids are buckled in, and ‘activities’ have been handed out: phones, tablets, Leap Pads, DVD players, or video games.  You have a three-hour drive ahead of you.  Time will fly by with the kids occupied in their own worlds.  But, what if your family were offered a different ‘activity’ that didn’t involve electronics?  Would you be up for trying something new?  What if, on your[…]

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learn about 12 easy garden plants for kids to garden and grow

12 Easy Flowers and Vegetables for Kids to Grow

I have not met a kid who didn’t like to play in the dirt.  Kids are naturally curious and the wild jungle of a flower bed or patio planter is like new undiscovered territory for them.  You will want your kids’ first gardening experiences to be positive as their enthusiasm for future gardening endeavors will likely depend on how rewarding and enjoyable their first adventures are.  To make this easier,[…]

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Learn how easy it is to provide the best stimulation for baby

The Best Stimulation for Baby | Cheap and Easy Stimulation Ideas

Experts tell us that babies need sensory stimulation to grow and develop properly.  For new parents, knowing which stimulation is best can be difficult.  With every book you read, documentary you watch, or auntie you ask, the question of what’s the best stimulation for baby seems harder and harder to answer.   This post offers simple advice to put you on the right track.

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