Category Archive: Family Fun

Jun 04 2014

The Joys of Camping and Other Myths of the World

When my mom got sick with cancer, she started writing my sisters and I letters about life. Unfortunately she didn’t get through very many volumes. Her Volume 3 was her words of wisdom about camping. We have been camping in the same ocean-side campground for the last bazillion years and she wrote this weeks before …

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Jun 02 2014

Summer Fun with Kids

Summer fun with kids

Summer time means almost three months off from school for the kiddos. When kids are out of their routine of school and homework, parents have to get creative about how to keep their kids occupied. It’s way too easy to let the TV or video games do the entertaining and I try to avoid that …

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May 26 2014

Exposing Children to Music

Last week I was listening to Mat Kearney on Pandora and thought, I really want to see this guy in concert. A quick internet search found that he was playing as a headliner in just a few days at the Sacramento Music Festival, formally known as the Jazz Jubilee, during Memorial Day Weekend. What luck! …

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May 16 2014

Summer Camps for Kids: Ideas for everyone and local resources

Summer Camp Ideas for Kids

Tis the season to plan summer. I may be a little late in the game, but if you are in the same boat as me, how are you keeping your kids busy this summer? If you have camp ideas not listed here, share them in the comments! I’ve got three months of calendars spread out …

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Apr 02 2014

Spring Crafts with the Kiddos

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The rain has kept us indoors but I’ve had fun with my kiddos creating all sorts of artsy masterpieces. My son only wants to draw ninjas but my daughter is much easier to persuade to craft with me. I’m turning her into a Pinterest fanatic already. We made some cute hair ribbons, jelly bean bracelets, …

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