Category: Family Fun

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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Spring Crafts with the Kiddos

Candy Bracelet- it would be easier for kids to do this with colored marshmallows (from www.balancingthebusy,com)

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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Candy-Free Easter Ideas!

Candy Free Easter Basket Ideas

Our Easter Bunny is no fun. He doesn’t bring chocolate bunnies or any candy for that matter (maybe a couple of token jelly beans, just because I feel guilty of deprivation). But for the most part, my kid’s Easter baskets have always been filled with other goodies. Easter egg hunts have been another story. Each …

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Fun Food Ideas for April Fool’s Day

Fun Food for April Fool's

I have to admit that I don’t love April Fool’s Day. Vaseline on door knobs, hair gel instead of hand soap, cream cheese replacing white deodorant, or plastic wrap over a toilet sounds like a real bummer, not a funny joke (If you disagree than I just gave you some good ideas).  But it IS …

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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Activities

Easy St. Patrick's Day Activities

I now have green fingers, but also a cute shamrock mason jar candle holder just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I love being crafty and when I can involve my kids, even better. Unfortunately though, my treasures rarely look like Pinterest gems. They are more like “Jentries”- Jen, trying. I do not have patience …

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