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Making a Play House a Home

I keep reading articles about helicopter parents and how we aren’t giving our kids chances to be on their own enough. I remember growing up, being outdoors playing with my friends who knows where doing parents knew not until it was time for dinner. Since I have a lot of time that it’s just me… Continue reading »

The Pail’s the Thing

A Pinterest board can be an A+ personality person’s kryptonite. There were so many ideas I wanted to do, but I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. So I began an offline notebook, to print out pictures and write notes. As I was scrolling through my pins, I realized I had pinned several… Continue reading »

Critter Planter

Critter Planter

Since I was getting my Doodle’s play set used, I wanted some ideas to dress it up a little, make it feel fresh and new. He’s been hooked on having his own house for months, a place where he could have all the trucks and snacks he wanted. So, when I needed some help for… Continue reading »

Backyard Play

Backyard Play

My son loves the outdoors, and I love that about him. But sometimes, we don’t always have the time to drive to a park or playground or take a day trip. So, as his fourth birthday was approaching, I decided it was time to upgrade his toddler playset to something that would encourage activity and… Continue reading »

Budget-Friendly Family Trips

It’s springtime again (well, for most of us), which means time for spring break travel! But not all families can afford a trip to Disney, so here are some great tips that will help you create just as many memories without emptying the bank. 1. Make friends with your local and state parks. I can’t… Continue reading »