A camping trailer all hooked up after opening for the spring

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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A pile of camping gear - sleeping bags, cooking gear, sleep pads, and more

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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People's feet stretched out on the grass and in the distance a wide mountainscape. Text reads: rewild your family, 5 day mini-course

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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11 books to get your kids excited for camping

Grab your sleeping bags and flashlights and cozy up with some of these fun camping books for kids…. great reads for home or to bring along for a quiet activity at the campsite! We love our library and have taken borrowed all of these and read them with our kids.  You’ll notice they are all linked to Amazon so you can easily find out more information about the books listed[…]

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Take a peek inside our family rv trailer!

The day we bought our trailer was bitter sweet.  It was exciting to be getting a camper trailer, but there was that small voice inside saying we’ve sold out… we’ve failed… moving from a tent to a trailer.  Will we still be roughin’ it?  Can we still call ourselves campers? Funny isn’t it, how we categorize ourselves into all these different levels of camping?  Well, either way, if we wanted[…]

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How to make sure your kids aren’t bored at the campground!

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 romance 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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No fuss outdoor winter activities for Toddlers

You wake up and the world is covered in white.  And then your little one spots the snow, and if they’re like my kids were, they suddenly don’t care about cartoons and cereal.  They just need to get outside and try out their new paw patrol snow shovel, slide around in their sled, and eat some snow! (Yes, let’s be honest, all kids eat snow.) But, aside from shoveling, sliding,[…]

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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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Printable Camping Scavenger Hunts for Kids and Families

Do you and your kids love scavenger hunts?  There was a certain age where my kids adored scavenger hunts!  Just a few scribbles on some scrap paper were enough to get them out and about hunting and discovering.  We’ve done scavenger hunts around home, at the airport, in the woods, and in the backyard.  So, it seemed like it was time to create camping scavenger hunts for them. (This post[…]

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Kindness, Gratitude, and Mindfulness in Nature | A shared story

The importance of teaching our children to love nature cannot be underestimated.  It is our health, our happiness, and our future. ~ Ashley, of Look for Little Helpers Parenting is not an easy task.  Aside from runny noses, misplaced teddies, and sibling squabbles we also have to help our children learn how to be citizens of world – how to care for themselves, those around them, and the world itself.[…]

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