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Bowling on our yes day

A Yes Day Experiment – How Would Your Family Do?


It’s official, we’ve survived our first Yes Day.  Just a few years late…I still don’t know how I missed this book!  I know you were expecting a make-up free selfie of myself declaring how much I need coffee, just like Jennifer Garner’s recent yes day experience, but I’m tougher than her.  So tough, that I decided to do a Yes…

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bucket list visit to the beach

How to Complete Your Bucket List in One Easy Step


So how are you doing on your bucket list?  Are you living out your dreams and crossing off those bucket list items?  Or are you just dreaming about those grand adventures on your bucket list, and thinking someday you’ll do that or go there?  Is your bucket list written down on paper or just in your head?  Are you insanely…

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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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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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Small town diner

Small Town Cafes – The Best Breakfast You’ve Never Had


It’s been five hours since we stopped at Lona’s Corner Cafe for breakfast and I am still stuffed!  Lona’s Corner Cafe is a tiny restaurant in an even tinier town that serves breakfast and lunch.  I drive by this cafe everyday that I go to work, and have always thought “someday we have to eat there”.  Well, since the goal…

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