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6 Awesomely Fun Outdoor Games for Families

Summertime. Is there really anything better? After long cold months, you get to reconnect with friends, family and neighbors. On any given weekend you can find shared conversations over the grill, laughter in the backyard, and all while silliness and fun abound. Outdoor parties, barbecues and cookouts are commonplace, as the outdoors become a place… Continue reading 6 Awesomely Fun Outdoor Games for Families

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11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

The last thing you want during the summer are the kids sitting idle. You can only hear “I’m bored” so many times, before wishing the first day of school would come just a little bit sooner. But there are plenty of backyard games that will keep the kids entertained both at the neighborhood barbecue and… Continue reading 11 Exciting Outdoor Games for Kids

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11 Outdoor Party Games (…for Adults)

Spending time with friends and family at outdoor barbecues and parties is a summertime ritual. Truthfully, we could all use a break from the responsibilities of adulthood, and what better way than to share some laughs amongst friends. When entertaining at outdoor parties, there are the dinner party classics like 20 Questions or Charades, and… Continue reading 11 Outdoor Party Games (…for Adults)

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How to Host a Pest-Free Outdoor Party

The summer is the perfect time to entertain outdoors, but nothing ruins a good time faster than pesky unwanted guests—of the flying sort. When hosting a party, picnic or outdoor barbecue, you want your guests to enjoy themselves without being bitten or stung. However, you also don’t want to ruin the visual appeal of the… Continue reading How to Host a Pest-Free Outdoor Party

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Confession: I am the Mother of a Child Without a Backyard

I have a confession to make—I am the mother of a child without a backyard. It’s not that I want it to be this way, in fact it’s the complete opposite. I wake up to a daily dose of mom guilt over it nearly every day, with a big ole extra spoonful on nice days… Continue reading Confession: I am the Mother of a Child Without a Backyard

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How to Take Back Your Time So You Can Follow Your Dreams

Multitasking. Have you ever tried it? Life is so busy that the ability to multitask, it seems, is essential to survival in the fast-paced world we live in. For some reason, “staying busy” is now the accepted cultural standard of industriousness. But busy does not mean productive and it most certainly does not mean happy.… Continue reading How to Take Back Your Time So You Can Follow Your Dreams

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6 Incredible Treehouse Vacations for Families

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like the Swiss Family Robinson? Perhaps you’ve dreamt of fulfilling your childhood dream of living in an arboreal retreat, and now your own children share that same dream. If you are planning a family vacation unlike any other and are looking for a memorable… Continue reading 6 Incredible Treehouse Vacations for Families

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Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (that don’t require gift wrap!)

With Mother’s Day, just around the corner, ideas abound for that special gift that will melt mom’s heart. But sometimes that special gift isn’t an object at all, instead it is time. Spending time with family doing something memorable, that mom enjoys, can be a wonderful gift. This Mother’s Day consider giving mom a memorable… Continue reading Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (that don’t require gift wrap!)

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Hummingbirds are unique and exquisite little birds. Observing a hummingbird in your yard is an exciting spectacle for all ages because these fast moving, tiny birds often make it difficult to catch a glimpse. Although there are well over 300 species of hummingbird, there are only 17 routinely observed in North America. These petite birds… Continue reading How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

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What To Do If You Find a Baby Bird

Finding a baby bird that has fallen from the nest is very common. This quick guide will help you to make the best decision for your situation. Most people have heard the common advice, “don’t touch the baby bird otherwise it’s mother will smell you and won’t take care of it anymore,” however, rest assured… Continue reading What To Do If You Find a Baby Bird