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3 Must Watch Family TV Shows and Movies This Fall

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In the midst of penciling sports practices, PTA meetings, and class musicals on your back-to-school calendar, don’t’ forget to add in some family fun! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy some time together with great evening entertainment. If you’re not sure where to start in your planning, take a…

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Why It’s Important to Let Kids Make Messes

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Do you think it is important to let you kids make messes? I’ll share with you why I do!



We fuss constantly – clean up your room…, wash your hands, put your laundry away. When was the last time you just let them be messy? I know this comes

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Is The Rating System Keeping Its Promise?

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Is the rating system keeping its promise to parents? The answer is both Yes and No. It all depends on who you ask.
People who were born prior to 1990 would say no. They are the ones who grew up in an era where ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘Family…

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Enjoy Sightseeing on the San Diego Harbor Cruise

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When you think of going to Southern California,… going on a harbor cruise might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. On the last day of our summer vacation, we decided to make sure we exposed our kids to a little education. San Diego is rich in

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we’ve burned through most of our ideas. We’ve taken the family trips, we’ve done the crafts, taken picnics…, and we’ve cleaned the closets. Summer camps and

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15 Backyard Game Ideas for Family Fun

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1. Giant Yard Twister Board by Instructables - As if we needed an excuse to laugh at ourselves!



2. Backyard Ker-Plunk Game by All Parenting - Fun game even the little kids can play.



3. Giant Jenga by A Beautiful Mess… - For those of us who are less coordinated

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Vintage Backyard Family Game – Colored Eggs

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Family time is what summer is all about and with family summer activities in the plan I’ve been remembering my own childhood and the outdoor games… we used to play? Do you remember the game colored eggs? I had completely forgotten about it until last Christmas. I noticed my brother-in-law

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Mommy & Me DIY Outdoor Game

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I love my kids. But I don’t always love playing with them. Their idea of a “game” is jumping on me, throwing things in the house, or chasing each other around the kitchen until one of them smacks into a cabinet. It’s all fun and games until some gets a…

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Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland

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On July 17th 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland. Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland Resort! Next year, Disney will celebrate their 60th year in operation. Can you believe that Disneyland will be 60 years? Amazing! In an effort to celebrate this diamond anniversary, Disneyland has a few magical surprises up their …

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Family Fun: Soda Pop Bottle Launcher

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When you have boys, you need to keep them busy or they get into trouble. My 15 year old son loves to build things. This summer he decided to make a soda pop bottle launcher with his brother. All I had to do was purchase the items at Home Depot,…

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