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Summer Adventures: Our Family Canoe Trip on the Hocking River

One of the things we really enjoy doing in the summer is taking a canoe trip with the kids. We are in Ohio and the best place for us to go is to head down to the Hocking River. There are a couple canoe liveries down there and they both have great canoe rental . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: Our Family Canoe Trip on the Hocking River

Summer Adventures: Hocking Hills, Rock House #Ohio

Rock House is another hiking trail park in the Hocking Hills area in Ohio. We visited Rock House the summer before last. It is the only true enclosed cave in the Hocking Hills region. It’s a tunnel like cave and it is situated about halfway up a 150 foot cliff face. It has a . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: Hocking Hills, Rock House #Ohio

Summer Adventures: Hocking Hills, Old Man’s Cave

“Old Man’s Cave derives its name from the hermit Richard Rowe who lived in the large recess cave of the gorge. His family moved to the Ohio River Valley around 1796 from the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee to establish a trading post. He and his two dogs traveled through Ohio along the Scioto River . . . → Read More: Summer Adventures: Hocking Hills, Old Man’s Cave

My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

Last week, a few days before our kids were out of school before the summer, our youngest son and the rest of the first graders were going to the zoo (The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium). Their school has always had a field trip to the zoo for all first graders every year. I have . . . → Read More: My First Experience Chaperoning a School Field Trip! (1st Grade Zoo Trip) #parenting

Easy to Make “Bunny Bait” Popcorn #recipes #Easter #candy

My kids and I made some yummy “Bunny Bait” today!  Bunny Bait is really simple to make.  My kids love it because it’s the same kind of idea as Reindeer Food at Christmas that you leave for Santa’s Reindeer.  Bunny Bait is left for the Easter Bunny.  

Start by popping some non-buttered popcorn . . . → Read More: Easy to Make “Bunny Bait” Popcorn #recipes #Easter #candy

Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting

Our youngest brought home a family project to do in April from his first grade Teacher.  Since it’s April, it had to be a Spring scene and they couldn’t draw or color anything.  The whole scene had to be made from recycled items.  So I gathered up some old magazines, straws, bottle caps, and . . . → Read More: Spring Family Crafting Project with Recycled Items #kids #crafting

Should Children Play Team Sports at a Young Age?

I decided to write this post because I personally know a couple people who couldn’t believe we put our sons in Soccer at a young age.  Both our boys started playing soccer when they were 5 years old.  Our soccer association actually has them playing as young as 4 years old but we waited . . . → Read More: Should Children Play Team Sports at a Young Age?

Meet our elf, Frank! (Elf on the Shelf Ideas) #ElfOnTheShelf

Why did I ever start this whole Elf on the Shelf thing?  That’s what I ask myself each year.  This is the fourth year Frank has been visiting us each night in December.  I’m really not complaining about doing Elf on the Shelf though.  We started it because I thought it would be really . . . → Read More: Meet our elf, Frank! (Elf on the Shelf Ideas) #ElfOnTheShelf

Target Halloween Event – Saturday Spooktacular

Target Stores are having a Halloween Event for the kiddos.

Stop by your local Target Store and take your kids to their Saturday Spooktacular.

Event date is October 29, 2016 at 10am – 1pm.

Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and they will have free . . . → Read More: Target Halloween Event – Saturday Spooktacular

Our #DisneySide Home Celebrations Party!

My family was thrilled to have been selected for me to host a DisneySide Home Celebrations party through BSMMedia.  I was sent a party kit full of free items to use for our party.  There were tons of stuff that was inside my kit including a Mickey Mouse cake pan, Duff cake mix, decorations, . . . → Read More: Our #DisneySide Home Celebrations Party!