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jumping in leaves is one of the fall activities for family fun

20 Fall Activities for Family Fun


Summer is over, the weather is cooler, and the kids are getting settled into school.  Your weeks have likely been filled with sports, meetings, homework, and the same old daily routine.  That’s what fall is all about, right?  Everyone is preparing for the long winter ahead, and already longing for the lazy days of summer.  Wait!  Fall is the perfect…

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A Yes Day

A Yes Day – Have You Heard About This?


Is it possible that there can be one day during the year that your kiddo will think is better than Christmas, way more fun than their birthday, and has twice as many goodies than Halloween?  It is possible, and it’s called a Yes Day.  A what day?  Hopefully, I’m not the only one who has missed out on this super…

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Little Manitou Falls Pattison

Visit a State Park for a Day of Family Fun


Are you wondering what to do when you get that day of perfect weather in the summer, that first warm day in the spring, or that last kind-of-warm weekend in the fall?  Where can you go when all you want to do is be outdoors, do some hiking, have a picnic, let the kids run around, and enjoy the scenery? …

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Visiting with the animals at the state fair

Tips for a Fun Day at the State Fair


Has your family ever been to a state fair?  If not, now is the time!  A state fair is something that everyone should experience at least once, just for the crazy over the top food!  State fairs really are a good mix of learning and fun.  There are plenty of agricultural exhibits and just as many rides and games.  Most…

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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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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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