With summer in full swing, we are all excited to get outdoors with the family and spend quality time together. All winter long, and most of the spring you spent cooped up indoors through bad weather and bitter temperatures. Now, it’s finally time to get outside and soak up the sun. The best part? Getting outdoors brings enjoyment through the summer and far into the fall. What better place to enjoy all of the beautiful weather to come with the family than from the comfort of your own backyard? Now, all you need to do is create the perfect outdoor family space. Sound overwhelming? Let Plow & Hearth help!
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We all want to share that special Disney magic with our children, but determining when is the right time to start visiting the Happiest Place on Earth can prove more complicated than a simple visit to meet Mickey Mouse. Here are some tips to help you decide if your child is ready to experience all the magic that the World of Disney has to offer!
There is a lot of information out there about kindergarten readiness, or what to do the summer before kindergarten. But what about just enjoying the summer and making the most of the last few months together? The last few months of your babies being babies. (Well, let’s be honest they will be your babies forever). This summer is your last before kindergarten, but before you know it, it will be your last before college. Make it count.
Every day is a day to be celebrated, although, if you are looking for a little extra motivation, here are a few days to mark on your calendar.
The summer months are the perfect time of year to explore nature together as a family. Hitting the road and experiencing the best sights and scenes throughout the nation is the perfect way to create family memories that your children will speak about for months to come.
If you are an adventure seeker, Colorado is one of the best places in the country to introduce your kiddos to the beauty of the outdoors. We’ve rounded up five of the best family friendly hikes and all the tips you need to stay safe and connected on the journey.
In just a few days Nintendo has made a rapid comeback with the release of their first mobile blockbuster, Pokemon Go. You may have seen neighbors lingering in front of your home, experienced 90’s era cartoon characters popping up on social media sites and wondered why people have begun to gather in groups in the neighborhood church parking lot. The answer for all of the above is Pokemon Go.
While you dreamed of the prospects of summertime just a few wintery months ago, you might find yourself at a loss when it comes to actually coming up with fun things for your family to do now that it’s actually here. The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the iPad chargers are working overtime. If you’re grasping at straws for ideas on how to bond with your family this summer, fear not! We’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor family bonding activities, completely unplugged, that will quickly become some of your family’s favorite memories for years to come. Whether you like to relax and chill or be active and playful, we’ve got activities for everyone!
Kids need to move — it’s good for their bodies, minds and souls! However, getting them away from their various screens can be tough; and the tried-and-true bikes and wagons can seem a bit boring after awhile. Get your kids excited about outdoor play again with scooters from Micro Kickboard!
With young kids, sometimes taking a “big” vacation just isn’t in the cards. Maybe you have a car-crier, or you recently potty trained or your child just started school. Maybe work schedules don’t allow for a week-long vacation. Maybe your budget doesn’t (because, let’s face it — kids are expensive! And so are vacations).
Or — maybe you took a summer vacation, but would still like to get away with the family for a few days.
Consider taking a state-cation; that is, exploring your own state! Between state parks, historical monuments, fun museums, local festivals and new playgrounds, there are probably lots of places you’ve never been before. Here are 8 reasons on why to take a family state-cation.
Your children are probably super excited to finally go out trick or treating, especially after planning and preparing for Halloween all this time. All these Halloween festivities are simply not the same without some family fun mixed in, don’t you think? So for this month, we’ve come up with yet another great suggestion: take your family out for some fun at Chuck E. Cheese’s family restaurant. With delicious foods and fun activities for all, it’s guaranteed to bring you the best Halloween family experience this year.
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Fall is in full swing across the country, and the colorful leaves dancing outside your window, the smell of pumpkin, home-baked cookies, and candy all serve as a reminder that it’s time to embark on an autumn adventure. For young families wondering where to find their adventure for this fall, we’ve come up with a solution: explore Gulf County this fall, enjoy the pleasant weather, and go on a journey that you will all remember and want to repeat every year. There is something for everyone, and the activities you can choose from are practically limitless, making it the perfect destination for some family bonding and tradition-making this fall.
Getting to dress your kids in ridiculous, over-the-top costumes for Halloween is one of the many perks of parenthood. And when you have one kid, you can pretty much choose any Halloween costume you want — and it’s totally adorable.
But once you have two kids (or three, or four… or more!), the costume situation gets a little trickier. What if you want to coordinate outfits? What are some fun and unique ideas for multiple kids? And how do you pull them off without breaking the bank?
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 100+ creative costume ideas for your crew — mom and dad included!
Many of us have joined a gym and not taken advantage of the membership we paid for, and we are left feeling frustrated at wasted money and unmet fitness goals. The problem may be that a regular gym doesn’t provide all the resources necessary for a family to successfully meet their fitness needs. Instead of joining a gym, joining your local YMCA as a family can help you create a healthier lifestyle. If you are thinking of joining the YMCA or are already a member, here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of your valuable membership.
Las Vegas is known as a place for adult entertainment, not a place for kids. At first glance, families don’t have much to do in the city of nighttime entertainment and gambling. However, anyone who actually takes the time to do some research on what Vegas has to offer beyond shows and casinos would be surprised to find an array of activities and entertainment of a more wholesome type, perfect for families and kids. Our team of editors has done the research for you, traveled to the destination, and got the scoop on the best sights and activities to do when traveling to Vegas with your family.
Today we’d like to take you to a place in Vegas where kids are welcome. Where big families gather. Where Vegas is no longer about gambling only but also about reconnecting: with nature, with oneself, with relatives.
We’d like to give you a tour of Vegas the way it’s rarely seen: through wholesome eyes.
Toddlers have ridiculous amounts of energy. So. much. energy. These little energy superheroes sometimes use their energy for good– but not always. What’s a parent to do when their toddler is bouncing off the walls, misbehaving, throwing a tantrum or simply whining in that obnoxious-toddler-whine-that-immediately-gets-under-a-parent’s-skin-and-makes-them-want-to-just-acquiesce-to-whatever-it-is-they’re-whining-about?
Channel your child’s negative energy into Downward Dog, Warrior and Plank poses. Make him laugh with Cat/Cows, Jumping Tree and Three Legged Dogs. Calm her down with Mountain pose, Lion’s breath and Child’s pose. Let’s get started!