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Flower Gardens: The Perfect Family-Friendly Fall Activity

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Fall Activities—Whether you live near botanical gardens, flower gardens, large fields with wild flowers, or garden stores, taking your family to see the flowers this month is the perfect way to kick off fall. First the flowers, then the leaves, and then the pumpkins. Thirsty for some apple…

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How to Save Zinnia Seeds

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Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow in my garden. Not only are they beautiful and easy to grow, they are also a kid-friendly plant and saving their seeds for next year's garden is really easy. Your children will not only love picking beautiful zinnias next year, but…

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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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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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5 Inspiring Ideas from German Urban Gardens

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Since I'm the gardening contributor here on MomItForward, it probably comes as no surprise that I look for garden inspiration everywhere I go. This summer, I was lucky enough to travel to Germany for 10 days and you can bet that I was very interested in German agriculture and came…

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