summer fun

5 Essentials to Pack in Your Pool Bag for Safe Fun with Kids {Video}

Parenting

We’re very lucky to have a community pool in our neighborhood and this summer we’re trying to put it to good use! My girl knows how to swim, but my 4-year-old is still learning and will hopefully be taking lessons soon. In the meantime, trips to the pool with him have to be carefully planned, […]

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60 Writing Prompts for Kids to Think About This Summer

Kids

This summer, my baby girl will primarily be home with me. It’s been that way for a few summers – we do home camp combined with a week or two of day camp to fit her interests. It’s honestly worked out well. She keeps busy with a variety of activities while I work and we […]

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Summer Survival Kit: Tips for Parents to Care for Summer Burns, Scrapes, and Bites

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{Sponsored content} Though you’re probably seeing many back to school displays in the stores, hopefully your summer fun continues with a lot of fun activities, games, and maybe even some pool or beach fun! Something many parents deal with during the summer are scrapes, bites, and even sunburns on our kids (if not ourselves). Luckily, […]

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Summer Fun: 3 Simple Ingredients to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint {Kids Craft}

Kids

Note from Melanie: The summer fun continues with a little sidewalk chalk paint fun! Kids will have fun not only painting, but making their own sidewalk paint! Our kids crafts contributor, Lisa, will show you how super easy it is to make sidewalk chalk paint, using ingredients from Walmart. {Sponsored content} In the midst of […]

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Summer Staycation Fun: Tips for Easy Packing When Heading Out for a Fun Day with the Family

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{Sponsored content} It’s not always possible to get away for a summer vacation, so many families spend their summer right at home. We’re doing just that this summer, but we’ve learned over the years that making smaller excursions right in your own city or surrounding areas is a great way to have fun over the […]

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