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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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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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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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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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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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Summer Fun: Host a Backyard Olympic Games

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Get the kids up and moving this summer by hosting your own Olympics Games in your backyard. Who doesn’t love a little family competition? If you are in the mood, get the whole neighborhood involved. This also makes for a great summer birthday party idea.

Host a Backyard Olympic

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Playing Safe This Summer

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Summer is here and that means time to move the kids outside.  Outdoor play is all about being active and having fun! However, fun needs to be balanced with safety.  Here are some of the top tips for families while experiencing the great outdoors and playing safe.

Playing Safe This

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5 Ways To Power Through Obstacles

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How many times have you heard the phrase life isn’t fair or why is it always me? We have all probably said this one time or another, particularly when we are in the midst of a tough obstacle. Getting out of bed in the morning is a small dip …

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Skeet Shooting at Zion Ponderosa Ranch

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LuckyBlogs.com here to guest post about the great time I had at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort… Mom It Forward Retreat in May. One of the activities I participated in while I was there was Skeet Shooting. Shotguns aren’t for the faint of heart. Movies and TV shows make them look

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