Summer’s Just Around the Corner: 4 Unique Water Activities for Kids

When the weather turns warm, water games and activities are a great way to keep kids entertained. Put a new twist on water play, and your kids will be even more engaged. This summer, give some of these unique water activities a try.

Make a Pool Noodle Waterfall

If you’re tired of the sprinkler, make a waterfall instead. Use a nail to poke holes along the length of a pool noodle. Stuff an old plastic bag in one end of the noodle, and seal it shut with duct tape. Insert a garden hose in the opposite end, and water will flow out of the holes you made. Have an adult hold the waterfall up for kids to run under, or prop it up for hands-free play.
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Here Comes the Sun: 4 Summer Activities That are Fun for the Whole Family

Summer is on its way, and you are probably planning to spend more time with your family. This time should be fun as long as you plan activities that will excite everyone. The following are four summer activities that are interesting, fun, and should entice everyone in your family.

Be a Volunteer

Everyone in your family has time to volunteer. There are a number of great organizations your family can help, from churches to local events. Perhaps one of the most summer-esque opportunities is volunteering at a local nature center. These centers normally need a lot of help, and this gives your family the chance to learn how nature changes during the summer.

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Do These Before Having Kids! 4 Fun Activities for Married Couples

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly 

After you get married and before you have kids is a great time to have some fun as a married couple. This is an outstanding time to get to know each other better. Here are four ideas that you may want to consider:

Stay in a Couples-Only Hotel

Several resorts offer accommodations for couples only. You can find them located in a variety of locations including the United States, Dominican Republic, Canary Islands and Maya. Many offer special couples-only activities including whirlpools with ocean views, spas with treatments for two and group sex games. Some even offer clothing-optional beaches. Most have bars with many staying open late along with intimate dining options. The level of freedom varies greatly at these resorts.
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Fun Road Trip Games and Activities

So, it is time to head out on vacation. You have double-checked to ensure you have packed everything and made sure the GPS has your route planned out. However, have you forgotten to come up with some activities and games to keep the kids busy? Here are some great ideas the whole family will enjoy.
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5 Healthy Activities to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Winter vacations are around the corner and keeping your kids from getting all bored is a one challenging tasks for all parents out there. But fret not! There are some healthy activities that will not only keep you from pulling your hair out but will also improve the family bond along with health and wellness.

So, try out these 7 healthy activities with your kids and thank me later!
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Fun & Healthy Activities for Your Family

Guest post contributed by Claire Adams

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Do you think you don’t have the time to exercise and have fun because you have a family? Well, think about doing some activities together. Involving the whole family can be fun, and it can certainly help you form and strengthen the bond between you.

Most modern families can be described as busy. Parents have their jobs to do; kids have all those extracurricular activities. Basically, every member of the family is doing their own thing. However, finding the time for family interactions is important, and designating some time for quick and fun activities might be just what your family needs. So, forget about all those boring excuses and start working out with your family!
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Activities for Bored Teenagers


If you have a teenager in your home, then you already know they can get bored…and fast! While the spring season drives in the warmer weather, your teen may still find themselves bored with nothing to do. Here are some awesome activities to keep your teens busy this spring, ones they can do alone or with friends.

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Making The Best Of Road Trips With Your Children – Travel Tips

“Are we there yet?” Have you ever heard that?  I can say yes, a million times over! 

Technology and toys can silence backseat conversations, and that is okay some days. However, spending quality time together in the car during a road trip can be a great opportunity for making memories while bonding and learning. Here are some ideas that are sure to make the time fly by:

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Fun Backyard Activities for the Family

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With cooler weather right around the corner, we need to get outdoors and enjoy our backyards with the family!  The weather is still beautiful and we might as well soak up the sun while we still can.  Plus, with the kids already back in school, a little quality time spent would be a good thing.

We all enjoy eating, right?  Consider having your next meal outside.  Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, create a space for your family to enjoy it outdoors.  If you have a barbeque grill, use it for weekday dinners or weekend lunches.  Grilled food always taste good!

If you don’t own a grill, consider having a backyard picnic, or picnic in the park.  These are a few of my favorite picnic foods: subs, coleslaw, salads, crackers, cheese, fruit, cookies, and pretzels.  Pack a cooler full of drinks and a blanket and you’re good to go!  If you’re not sure what to take along, try getting some picnic ideas off of pinterest.

Swimming is always at the top of my kid’s fun list.  Our grandma has a pool in her backyard and that is always good family fun  – barbeque and swimming! If you don’t have a pool, there are other fun activities, get creative!  My husband and I go out and throw a football with our kids.  We practice baseball too.  We take walks while the kids ride their bikes or scooters along with us.  Yesterday after our walk, the kids filled up water balloons and we had a water balloon fight.  Guess who got wet?  Yes, mama did! 🙂

Since fall is quickly approaching, now is probably a good time to pick up a cheap water sprinkler or water guns. If your family likes to play sports check out the volleyball nets and basketball hoops.  Besides being fun, they offer great exercise!  Do you remember playing kickball?  Well, it is still fun!  I was surprised to see how engaging kickball still is for the kids.  I guess some things never change. 😉

If you are contemplating a summer campout, why not try it out first in the backyard?  It will make life so much easier just in case you forget any must have supplies.  If anything major comes up you can all go inside!  Plus, the kids will simply love the adventure of sleeping outdoors!

There is so much to do in your own backyard.  Go spend time with the family and make memories!!  You won’t regret it. 🙂