an indoor camping blanket fort tent

Camping fun when you’re stuck at home!

Are you one of those families that counts down the days to camping season? Maybe you’ve had your reservations and plans all laid out? And, given the current state of affairs (you know, life as we know it basically being put on hold), have your camping plans been put on hold? And, if so, are you and the kids feeling pretty disappointing about this? If so, this article will give[…]

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5 Camping with Toddler tips you absolutely need to know!

How do you know your toddler is ready to go camping? How do you know you’re ready to take your toddler camping? For some parents this idea is either super exciting or super daunting. Well, it doesn’t have to be the latter.  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. (Seriously, these are good tips!) And, if you’re still looking for more guidance, check out this article:[…]

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Wonderful Wintertime Frozen Sun Catcher Ice Ornaments

Do you need extra motivation to get outside when the temperature drops below freezing?  Perhaps this craft will be just the thing to get you and your kids outside.  These frozen sun catchers can be made with a variety of items, are interesting to look at, and sparkle beautifully in the sun.  Plus, they are super easy to make; winter did most of the work for us! (This post contains[…]

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43 Gifts the Outdoorsy Woman will Love! (updated for 2019)

Are you looking for gifts for the outdoorsy woman?  Below you’ll find all sorts of gift ideas in all sorts of price ranges.  You’ll find tops and jewelry, pretty things, practical outdoor gear, and reading. And, here’s a tip: Send this post to your mom or partner if you’re wanting to unwrap some of these treasures yourself! (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase[…]

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Handmade and Eco-Friendly Home Gift Guide (updated for 2019)

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen?  Here’s a collection of beautiful, reusable, and practical eco friendly gifts for mom that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition All these items have been designed or hand-crafted by small business crafters.  By shopping on-line with small businesses, you both get to financially[…]

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Backcountry camping with Kids: Prep for Success

No internet.  No running water.  No electricity.  Just lots and lots of fresh air.  Just yourselves and your surroundings for entertainment.  Pure adventure, right? Are you ready to bring your kids backcountry camping for some intimate wilderness and family time?  It’s okay to admit the idea of heading into nowhere with your kids in tow is a little (or a lot) bit terrifying! I was very nervous and worried the first[…]

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Play outside with nature scavenger hunt printables

Want some fun and easy ways to get your family outside having fun?  Have you ever done a nature scavenger hunt?  Are you looking for some nature scavenger hunt printables? The first time I tried a scavenger hunt with my kids I scribbled down some things for them to find on a recycled receipt, gave them a used bag and sent them on their way.  I had no idea they[…]

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Top 10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Have you ever been out in the woods, enjoying a lovely family hike when all of a sudden someone stops and refuses to walk one more step?  If you’ve done much hiking with kids, chances are you’ve experienced the stone footed child.  But really, can you blame those little people for their complaints?  Hiking can be hard sometimes.  Heck, I’ve been on hikes when I’m the one who starts crying[…]

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