Fun insect books to get kids excited about bugs

Insect books for kids | Getting Kids Excited About Bugs!

Insects are really cool!  Did you know that a woolly bear caterpillar might live up to 14 years as a caterpillar, but then only 5 days as a moth?  Did you know that a slug has retractable eyes?  How about the scarab beetle who lays its eggs in a ball of poop?  Don’t be ashamed if this is news to you!  I didn’t know these facts until we learned them[…]

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Try these unheard-of solutions for your picky eater

Your New 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

What is the Best Stimulation for Baby?

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 advise to put you on the right track.

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keep that vacation feeling with these easy to do tips

Give Yourself that Vacation Feeling (even after the vacation has ended)

Who doesn’t love a good vacation?  For a few days you get to leave the stress of work and home behind.  You slow down and allow refreshing calmness to seep in.  You play and sleep deeply and explore.  Then, you return home feeling rejuvenated and ready again to take on daily life.  Yet, before you know it, you are planning for and counting down to your next little escape.  Right?[…]

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Why our kids need more outdoor active play

Your Kids Need Outdoor Active Play, Not Indoor Play Gyms

You want to see your child succeed.  You put them in school, in lessons, and in clubs.  You make them read and practice and buy them the necessary gear for all their various pursuits.  You are a supermom, managing all the scheduling and shuttling that goes along with their activities. What if there was another way?  What if there were an easier way to help your child to grow to their[…]

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Gardening with kids: grow excitement, flowers, and carrots too!

How to Make Gardening with Kids Fun and Exciting

No child is too young to play in the garden.  Not only will early exploration of the garden instill an interest in the growing world, help build stronger bodies and minds, but it could also lead to some yummy meals of roasted carrots and strawberry shortcake in years to come.  So, how do you cultivate your child’s inner gardener to grow?  It’s easy!  You only need to provide some garden[…]

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make backcountry camping with kids a success with these good preparation tips and tricks

Backcountry Camping with Kids: How to Prep for Success

No internet.  No running water.  No electricity.  Just lots and lots of fresh air; just ourselves and our surroundings for entertainment.  Pure adventure.  Are you ready to bring your kids backcountry camping for some intimate wilderness and family time?  Does this idea terrify you or you are considering this type of adventure?  Read on for some practical advice for getting your family ready for camping in the woods We first went[…]

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