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Camping Bins and other Tips for Camping Storage & Organization

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as frustrating as a completely disorganized campsite. When we go camping, I want to slide into a lazy, relaxing mode and just enjoy nature and my family. This is impossible when someone is constantly asking me where everything is. So I’ve come up with some ideas for organizing your campsite for optimal enjoyment! Camping Organization and Storage Ideas Whether you’re tent[…]

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7 Easy Gardening Projects – things to do with grandkids!

Guest submission, written by Rebekah As a grandparent, you play an important role in the lives of your grandchildren. You’re there to lend an ear, offer advice, and share your wisdom with the younger generation.  Of course, you’re there to be a friend, too – and there’s no better way to foster that sense of friendship and camaraderie than to find fun things to do with your grandkids! Whether it’s[…]

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Beautiful Eco-Friendly Gifts for Her & the Home (updated for 2022)

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her home and kitchen?  Here’s a collection of beautiful, reusable, and handmade environmentally friendly gifts for mom that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Shopping Etsy for Eco-friendly gifts – the kitchen and home edition All these items have been designed or hand-crafted by small business crafters.  By shopping on-line with small businesses, you both[…]

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all the items in our family day pack

Tips For Packing Your Backpack & A Daypack Checklist

You’re heading out for a family walk in the woods, not packing for Armageddon.  It’s good to be prepared, but surely there’s a limit to how much you can comfortably carry!  When I’m out for a family day hike, I absolutely hate carrying a heavy backpack.  And, if you’re like me, you hate it even more when your back gets all sticky and sweaty and your shoulders start to ache…[…]

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Camping in Jasper National Park (updated for 2021)

Every summer tens of thousands of people’s summer vacation includes camping in Jasper National Park.  And what about you? This post will give you some basic starting points for choosing a campground to make sure you get the most out of your trip to this beautiful park. And, in case you’re burning to know the answer to this question- Do you need a reservation to camp in Jasper National Park?[…]

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10 Easy (and cheap) Summer Camping Activities!

Bonding with the kiddos over a roaring campfire, roasting weenies and marshmallows, all with stars twinkling above you can be a wonderful memory for our family. But, it’s easy to get stressed out wrangling everyone if you don’t come well-prepared. Here are some fun summer camping activities for the whole family. Low Cost Summer Family Camping Activities 1. Splash around in the lakes There may be no better pair than[…]

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Woodland Camping vs. Desert Camping & Family Camping Tips

Guest submission, article by Maria Camping is an amazing way to get your family outside and into nature. In fact our wonderful planet is home to a fantastic diversity of ecosystems and climates, each of which offers its own advantages and challenges on a family camping trip. As you plan your next adventure, you might be wondering if woodland or desert camping is the best option for your family. Both[…]

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Banish camping boredom with these camping activities

You’ve spent hours planning, packing, preparing, and driving… and you’ve finally arrived at the campsite for the weekend.  But, before you can even sit down and enjoy that juicy YA novel you’ve brought along, you’re little one says “I’m bored”. What?  Seriously… the whole reason you’ve brought the family here is so they can make some nature memories and have some outdoor fun while you soak up the sun and[…]

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26 Camping Breakfast Ideas & some tips too!

The most important meal of the day is equally as important (if not more important) when you’re camping. Breakfast can be as simple as dry cereal or a granola bar, but where’s the fun in that? Granted, when you have small kids who need food right away, these are essentials, so don’t forget to pack them! Once you have tamed the hangry littles with some initial food, where do you[…]

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