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Fall Tradition: Taking the Family to Apple Hill

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  Fall is our family’s favorite season. The temperatures are mild, the colors are vibrant, and family traditions are plentiful. What is it about the harvest season that makes everyone a bit more relaxed? Living in Northern California, we have the distinct pleasure of living near our favorite family tradition.…

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Pumpkin Decorating with Kids

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Holidays are so much more fun with kids.  I couldn't wait to decorate pumpkins with Kate this year because, at 4-years-old, she's at the perfect age for this fun no-carving pumpkin DIY. Rather than carving the pumpkins (hello, little fingers!), I thought it would be much more fun to paint…

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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Fall Traditions: Carving Pumpkins and Decorating Cookies

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It's time for the fall traditions. For some, that might mean driving to the mountains to see the leaves. For others, it means going to pick out pumpkins and gourds. For our family, we love to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, carve awesome designs in them,…

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Summer: 10 Family Fun Activities to Do This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you are wondering what fun family activities you would like to do together. Vacations are wonderful, but what else can you do that won't break your budget? Family Summer Activities Here are 10 family activities you can…

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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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