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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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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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Old Fashioned Summer Watermelon Bust

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When I was young, watermelons had seeds. The seeds were not a nuisance, but rather something that was synonymous with summer fun. I have told my children stories about the games my friends and family used to play with watermelon seeds, but they just did not understand. They seemed…

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Kid’s Birthday Pool Party Ideas

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You have kids and you have a pool – if you combine the two, you can have a really fun party! The kids play with their buddies at the local pool all summer, so they’re used to entertaining themselves and making up games. But to get invited to a private…

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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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