Tag: family time

Who needs a Little Summertime Christmas?

Summertime Christmas just happened in our house. This happened partly because I was out of “stay in place” ideas and partly because nothing cheers me up like Christmas. And couldn’t we all use a little cheer right now? I’m telling you — A little Will Ferrell in Elf and twinkling lights on my tree and …

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Yosemite with Dogs

If you’re headed to Yosemite National Park, you don’t have to leave your faithful friend at home. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Yosemite with your canine by your side. My family enjoyed a day trip to the park and as first-time visitors, we felt like we covered a lot of ground. We began …

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Paint Night at Home

Like most of you, quarantine left my family looking for new ways to entertain ourselves while locked up tight in our homes. My family tried paint nights and they were a lot of fun! This is something our busy schedules would have never allowed time for, but now even as life is blooming again, this …

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Let’s Play! Games for Family Fun

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I can hardly contain my excitement! I feel like the holidays really begin this weekend. My kids will be out of school, the weather is FINALLY getting a little cooler, and Thursday will be a day full of family time. What better way to gather with our friends and family than over a few games? …

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5 smart things to do to save time and money this Christmas (you can do these from your phone!)

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Clear space on your calendar. Life is busy enough with sports practice, work schedules and school projects. Now you’re supposed to fit in ice skating, shopping, parties, performances all with Christmas cheer?? So make the time NOW while your calendar is still free. For me, this is Sunday afternoons. My family might be chilling watching …

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