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Fall Travel Ideas That Won’t Break the Budget

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Fall travel doesn’t need to be expensive or extensive. Check out these fun ideas for getting away with the family on a budget. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Visit San […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Sugar & Feel Healthier

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Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats to help your family eat less sugar. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you didn’t know, each location has its own little […]

Make Fall Movie Nights Fun for the Whole Family

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Fall movie nights are a great opportunity to spend time together as a family and enjoy some good family films. Consider these three easy tricks to make it fun for all! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for […]

Road Trip Packing List

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Ready to hit the highway? Be sure that you’ve packed the basics for kid comfort with this road trip packing list. While school may be back in session, you don’t need to kiss travel goodbye. Plan for weekend road trips! By strategically planning a few fun getaways during the school year, you can get some precious R&R, […]

Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts

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Gramma John’s Buttermilk Donuts have been a favorite in our family for decades. They are delicious and perfect for freezing. My childhood summers were spent in South Dakota and Minnesota. Though I was born and raised in California, my parents both grew up in Minnesota. With loads of family on both sides, and my dad hankering for […]

Printable Beach Packing List

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]

12 Ways to Save on Vacation

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Vacations are a wonderful opportunity to reconnect as a family, relax, and reenergize. And if you can save on vacation? So much the better! Vacation season is upon us! I know this because we went to the beach last week for date night. The place was packed, even after 6 pm. Summer and vacation season are […]

Activity Bags for Family Fun

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Get out with the family with no fear of being caught unprepared. Pack these activity bags to ensure that fun is exactly what your outing holds. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate […]