Browsing Category : Family Fun

Science experiment with vinegar and baking soda

Science Fun – Sneak a Little Learning into Summer


My kids have a very long summer vacation, 87 days this year!  That is a lot of days off from sitting in the classroom and learning.  Kids need to keep learning every single day, and there are so many ways to learn something new besides sitting in the classroom.  My kids take advantage of day camps, summer school, library reading…

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Roadside Attraction Worlds Largest Badger

Roadside Attractions – Why Your Family Needs to Stop


How often has this happened?  You are cruising along on your summer road trip and you start to see road signs everywhere screaming “World’s Largest”, and you admit you’re kind of curious.  Of course, your kids are really curious!  Then you think about the wasted time, the other tourists you’ll have to deal with and the wasted money.  You. Must.…

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geocaching

Geocaching – Outdoor Fun for the Whole Family


When we tell people we went geocaching last weekend, they either say “fun!” or “what is that?”  If you fall into the “what is that?” group, you are missing out on a fun way to get your whole family outdoors. I define geocaching as an outdoor treasure hunt.  Except the treasure isn’t going to get you any closer to retirement,…

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How to Have A Summer of Firsts


Today is the beginning of summer vacation for my kids, and no way did I want to hear “I’m bored” on the very first day!  So, we are starting the summer off at a new vacation destination just a few hours from home.  We are sliding, floating, and swimming through the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells for the next few…

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camping in the hills

What You Might Not Think to Pack for Your First Camping Trip


Prime camping season is just getting started for us in the Midwest.  We just got home from camping over the holiday weekend, and I only forgot one thing this trip.  Shampoo!  Ugh!  I did pack conditioner, if that counts! We’ve been camping for six years with mostly our travel trailer or sometimes with just a tent.  I think we’ve got…

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Kids travel books

Top Travel Books for Kids


Part of the fun of traveling, is the planning!  I love to start planning a vacation as soon as we decide where to go.  Whether I’m reading a stack of travel books, magazines, or cruising some travel websites, I’m living our future vacation many times over before we even leave the house.  But why should the kids be left out…

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Weird soda flavors

10 Easy Ways to Add Some Family Fun to Your Monday-Thursday


Time goes by too fast!  Especially during the school year.  Each night is homework, dinner, sports, meetings and time spent getting ready for tomorrow.  We live for the weekend, and are worn out on Sunday night from having too much fun packed into those two days!  I’ve found 10 easy things that any family can do to add some “weekend”…

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A Pretty Big First!


Well, this is quite a first.  The FIRST post on my blog!  Wow!  Time for the fun to begin!  I am so excited to share my and my family’s first experiences in food, travel, and family fun.  I’ll be sharing the good, the bad, and the firsts that will not be turning into seconds. I hope to use this blog…

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