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Travel: Five Tips to Green Your Summer Vacation

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With warmer weather in full swing and Independence Day… just around the corner, you’ve likely already planned your family’s summer vacation. I know the to-do list is long, from stocking up on sunscreen and bug spray to bringing the sandals and bathing suits out of winter storage. This year, don’t

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Boredom Busters: 5 Summertime Activities for Kids

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Summer is that special season when kids are home from school and the weather is warm. The sun is shining and it’s time to get dirty and have some fun. But boredom can set in quickly during the summer months, so parents beware and be prepared. These summertime activities for

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Building Skills: 5 Photography Activities for Kids

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I fell in love with photography at an early age but I didn’t start practicing and digging deep into photography until I was in college…. I often think about where I would be in my photography had I learned about the different aspects of photography when I was a

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Remembering Independence Day with Sand Box Wars

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Fourth of July…—The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer. It’s one of those days that brings you back to your childhood with timeless traditions. A parade in the morning with salt water taffy for breakfast starts the typical American celebration. Then you spend the day outdoors with

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5 Ways to Make the 4th of July Fun

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Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays—always has been since I was a kid myself. The loud booms and bright colors of the celebrations of the day make it a standout. While fireworks… are an important, if not essential, part of the celebration, there are other ways as well

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Fourth of July: Tips for Celebrating the Holiday and Cooking for a Crowd

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner and whether you are attending or hosting a party…, I’m sure you’re trying to get everything organized to make the day special.
The Fourth of July is a perfect excuse to enjoy the five Fs: family, friends, fireworks, fun, and

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Father’s Day: What Dad Really Wants For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is around the corner, and a thousand marketing companies are




busy telling you what dad wants…. Typical top picks, according to these not-so-learned sources, include tools for the garage, awesome desk organizers, and, of course, the famed tie.
Here’s the thing: I love my family, and I

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Top Family Outdoor Ideas for Summer

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Are you a road tripper, RVer, outdoorsy, love all things camping and do any one of those things often with your family? We asked the Mom It Forward community what they liked to do outdoors and the response was incredible. Here are some fun ways you and your family …

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Family Fun: Easy Summer Activity Ideas

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For many, summer is a time for family activities. Kids are out of school…, families have made time for vacations, and, of course, the weather has warmed up! This combination has many looking for easy and enjoyable things to do as a family. So here are a few

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Summer Tea Parties

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Little girls and tea parties go hand in hand. No matter how simple or fancy you make it, they will enjoy it. I remember dressing up in my grandma’s hats, fancy shoes and plastic jewelry while sitting down to chipped china from her basement and having tea (which was really…

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