Fun Things to Do

Making Summer Exercise a Family Activity

July 23, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents. The great thing about not committing to a summer full of scheduled activities is all of the lazy downtime that your family has together. Hanging out playing cards, reading books aloud together, watching family movies. Which also means that summer can become downright [...]

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Throwback Family Movie Night {Summer Camp at Home Idea!}

June 6, 2014
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Yesterday I was inspired by my great friend Amanda over at DudeMom who has been working on pulling together her own plans for summer with her kids. (Please check out her posts on Dude Approved Summer Activities for Kids and 30 Things to Do in Summer with Kids to be inspired by ideas for activities as [...]

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Creating a Family Summer Bucket List (Free Printable!)

May 2, 2014
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Why hello there May! I didn’t expect to see you around here so soon…. but now that I see that you’ve arrived, I know your friend June and her buddy Summer can’t be far behind. Guess I need to start thinking about making summer plans with my kiddos! What kinds of things do they want [...]

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Planning the Backyard Vegetable Garden

April 22, 2014
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One of the cool things about the house we moved into back in December, is that it has this beautiful fenced-in vegetable garden already constructed in the backyard. There is a gorgeous stone wall surrounding the garden (which I am hoping will help to keep the bunnies out!), a tall deer fence that sits on [...]

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Using Online Tools to Introduce Kids to New Hobbies

March 19, 2014
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With 6 kids it almost goes about saying that I spend quite a bit of time every day driving them around to sports practices and activities. While I generally limit each of my kids to just one sport, lesson, or activity during any one season, my kids often ask if they can add something into [...]

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5 Cool Ideas for Surviving Another Snow Day

February 13, 2014
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It seems as if snowstorm after snowstorm has been barreling through most of the country this winter- and as I am writing this, we are facing down yet another snow day off from school thanks to Winter Storm Pax. If you are like me, you’ve already exhausted the list of indoor-kid-entertainment ideas at your disposal [...]

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5 Great Science Fair Ideas

March 20, 2013
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My kids have declared that the annual Science Fair is their very favorite night of the entire school year! And as much as it’s kind of a challenge for me to shepherd them through creating and executing and then writing about all the science experiments…. seeing how much fun they have doing it and how [...]

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6 Ways to Celebrate “Pi Day” with your Family!

March 14, 2013
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March 14 unofficially known as Pi Day in recognition of the mathematical number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter- approximately 3.14159. And because I want to celebrate mathematics in my home and make math feel exciting and cool- I thought it would be fun to put together a special Pi [...]

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Taking the LEGO® Obsession to a Whole New Level!

January 16, 2013
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In a house full of kids…. there is little doubt that at any point in time, someone is in the middle of a LEGO® obsession. And I’ve come to the conclusion after carefully study of my very own focus group (6 Rowley kids) that this LEGO® obsession has a definitive life cycle (at least in [...]

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Just Dance is Our “New Family Game Night”

September 12, 2012
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For four months now, our family has been participating in the Just Dance Just Sweat Dream Team Challenge. And while other members taking this challenge have been focused on weight loss, the goal for our family has been to keep us active by enjoying an activity that we can all do together. We’ve taken our [...]

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