Family Activities Archives

Build Childhood Memories with a Tree House

04-23-14-POD

Pete Nelson of Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters says, “Tree houses are the ultimate return to nature.” What better way to get our kids off the video games, faces out of the gadgets, and eyes open to nature, than to build them a tree house? We often advise that creating … Continue reading…

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How to Have Family Fun on Earth Day

04-22-14-POD

Many people honor today as Earth Day in an effort to raise awareness and appreciation for our natural environment.  Unfortunately, Earth Day can end up becoming a political hot potato and polarizing folks with a lot of finger-pointing. In an effort to alleviate some of that stress, perhaps we … Continue reading…

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Sneaking Education into Family Fun Vacations

education and family fun vacations

Whatever your financial situation, if you have a family then summer vacation is front and center on your mind. Every family has different plans and ideas. Some go for the most bang for their buck. Some want entertainment value for the kids. Some want educational value. Some just want … Continue reading…

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Babysitter Checklist

Babysitter Checklist Printable

Children are a mighty blessing, but raising them is hard work and stressful. We’ve all been there when the toddler is going berserk for no apparent reason and the baby is screaming her head off with sounds so shrill they could peel paint. Your wife needs a break, you … Continue reading…

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An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids

03-26-14-POD

Wow! What a winter this has been. Here in the Midwest, it has been one of the worst winters in decades. In other parts of the country, where winter weather rarely rears its ugly head, it has snowed, reached freezing temps, and has just been brutal. You and your … Continue reading…

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