Raising Big Pictured Kids

One of the reasons we like to travel locally and globally is to expand our kids’ viewfinder.  It seems easier, at times, to do this when we are traveling.  Taking them to environments and cultures that are different from theirs naturally expands their awareness. When I walked the trash covered streets in Haiti and saw…

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Hiking with Babies and Toddlers

Cam was 4 years old when we visited Yosemite National Park in California, which needs to be on everybody’s bucket list by the way.  This particular hike was a 2-mile hike to the top of a waterfall. As a novice hiker, it wasn’t until about halfway in, that my burning thighs helped me to realize going…

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Day Adventure Guide: Museum Scavenger Hunt (Free PDF Download)

If you have learned anything about me by now, it’s probably that (1) I don’t like to sit at home and (2) I’m obsessed with showing my kids this beautiful planet.  And since I haven’t convinced Jimmy to sell our house and all our possessions in order travel the world for a year (I’m working on it!),…

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Easiest Slime Recipe. Ever.

I feel like every post I write is a result of me testing my own sanity.  And it’s becoming a habit.  Cam and I have been wanting to try a new slime recipe we saw online.  He assumed we would do it one afternoon during nap time.  That’s a safe assumption, seeing as the main…

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To The Mom With A Messy House

  There is currently yogurt dried on my wood floors that I’ve been meaning to clean up for three days now.  My kitchen table is the picture perfect definition of sticky.  There are little fingerprints on each and every window. And don’t even get me started on the laundry situation. Yikes.  Up until recently, I used to think I…

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Day Adventure Guide: The Farm at Walnut Creek (Sugarcreek, Ohio)

We’re a sucker for all things local.  And that rings true whether we are at home, or visiting a new place.  We love exploring and supporting local, one-of-a-kind places.  Located in the heart of Amish country in central Ohio, The Farm at Walnut Creek will not disappoint.  It’s a working Amish farm, with animals to…

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Day Adventure Guide: Skipping Rocks

“Life is about moments.  Create them, don’t wait for them.” -author unknown Those of you that know me, know this – I’m a purger.  I keep nothing. I save nothing.  My mother-in-law refuses to give me anything of sentimental value for fear I’ll throw it away.  I come by this naturally, my father’s the same…

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(FREE) Day Adventure Idea: Cleveland Edgewater Beach & Public Square Splash Pad

  It’s no secret, Jimmy and I, LOVE the beach.  But alas, we live in northeastern Ohio, in the direct opposite of a beach town. Last fall, on one of our Cleveland exploration days, we found ourselves at Edgewater Beach.  We were very impressed and promised to come back in the summer.   I know…

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