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summer reading challenge

Summertime… the season of Popsicles, lazy mornings, road trips, and days at the pool.  But, what do you do when that sweet summer bliss turns sour? If you’re on the hunt for something get your kid outdoors plus get them motivated and using their brains while school is out, then check out this summer reading challenge! What is a summer reading challenge?  This summer reading challenge is a little different[…]

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Skip the chaos and try backyard camping instead!

Camping with kids can be a lot of fun and camping with kids can also be chaotic, stressful, and exhausting.  Cue the drum roll….. but backyard camping with kids, it’s the best of both!  Easier, less stressful and still heaps of fun! If there is any apprehension from you or your family, this is probably the easiest and the safest type of camping there is.  Think of backyard camping as[…]

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use and enjoy. See my about page for more information)   For some[…]

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How to choose a tent | Practical tips and considerations

Tents come in all shapes and sizes… for summer sleeping, 3 season, or winter camping… with vestibules and rooms, with screened porches, some are super heavy and durable, some lighter than a loaf of bread… some hang off mountain sides and some attach to the roof of your vehicle.  With all these options, choosing a tent can be a bit overwhelming. For the purpose of this post, let’s assume you’re[…]

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Get organized with a camping equipment list

Whether you’re new to camping or have been camping for years, it’s always a good idea to have a camping equipment list on hand.  Make up your own or use this camping gear list to make sure you’ve got everything you need!  Use it when you’re checking your gear at the beginning of the season, when you’re packing up the car to head out to woods, or when you’re out[…]

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13+ tips on how to find the perfect campground

So you want to go camping… but where will you camp?  Finding and choosing a campground may not be easy.  There are lots of things to take into consideration before you head out for the weekend. Tips on Choosing a campground Usually the first consideration on choosing a campground is its location and proximity to nearby attractions.  But if that’s not a concern or there are lots of campgrounds in the[…]

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Spring RV checklist – Are you ready for camping?

Having an RV camper can be a lot of great fun, but it can also mean a lot of serious maintenance.  Come springtime there are things that just have to get done before you can head out to the campground.  Here’s a run down of all the things that you should and could do to get your camping trailer ready for summer!   (This post contains affiliate links for your[…]

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Camping Necessities – what are the essentials?

Packing and planning for family car camping can be as easy or as hard as you’d like to make it.  The simplest way to make camping easier is a two step process.  First, decide which items are essential to a successful camping trip and next, don’t bring too much extra stuff! The simplest way to make sure you’re sticking to just the essentials is to use a camping packing list and[…]

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A Mini-Course to Challenge Your Family’s Nature Connections

Here it is!  Another nature challenge! Except this isn’t your typical nature challenge.  This family nature challenge was made with busy lives in mind.  Is this the challenge for you and your family?  Read on to decide. But first, is it a challenge, or a course?  Well, you could make an argument for either term.  On one hand, you might be comfortable with having your family get outside and take[…]

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