Kids

20Aug2019
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Top 5 Safety Reminders When Camping with Kids

Remember when you were a kid how everything was so new and exciting and the greatest activity in the world was to go outdoors by yourself and explore? I do. It seemed as if each new flower or bug or tree provoked marvelous thoughts, as if I were the first person ever to lay eyes upon such wondrous things. Mark Twain reminds us that “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life

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10Aug2019
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7 Tips on How to Pack For Young Kids

After having spent years camping with kids, I have learned a few things that I'd like to share with you. I hope that my 7 Tips on How to Pack For Young Kids camping advice and tips will help you when packing and camping with kids. If your camping trip involves young kids, here are some suggestions to make packing for them more efficient. How to Pack For Young Kids When Camping: 1. All Packed and

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Camping…Under the Table!

Do you remember when as a young child you crawled under the dining room table and found a magic space underneath, smudgy dark, warm, and safe?  Then your mother would throw a blanket over the table top  draping the hard wooden edges to a softened landscape which hid you beneath it; and as your new world dimmed the excitement would intensify. Camping...Under the Table! Enter: The Fantasy Realm

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Pitch Imperfect: The Wrong Place to Pitch Your Tent

Camping! Much like purchasing real estate, the three most important things are location, location and location. I learned this the hard way. It was about five years ago now, although my therapist remembers it as if it was yesterday. I'm a single dad with five children to entertain each summer. They had been nagging away at me for a couple of years to go camping and, having run out of excuses, I

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How to Camp With a Baby

Many of us have warm memories of childhood camping holidays with our parents and siblings. As well as being relaxed, there was always a sense of liberty, adventure and of being one with nature. We never doubted that we would have anything other than a happy vacation, but now that we are grown up and have families of our own, many of us shrink at the idea of sleeping under the stars with our own li

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Camping Cues

Camping is in my blood. From the time I was just an infant, my parents took me camping, along with my two younger brothers as they joined the family. We lived in the near-wilderness of Northwestern Montana, where the emerald pines stretch as far as the eye can see, and the sky is so close it seems you could dip your finger in it and taste the fresh mountain air. Now I have my own children, aged

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Camping as a Budget Hobby

Camping does not have to be expensive! In fact if your camping trips costs more than a destination vacation you are doing something wrong! I recently wrote a guest post for the "Hobbies on a Budget" website. There I shared some of my personal tips and experiences on how to have an inexpensive camping trip full of fun and memories. You can read both of my Camping as a Budget Hobby posts here: Buyin

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Organized Camping: Take the Bugs out

Camping is a wonderful and inexpensive way to take your family on vacation. Often, however, families who are camping with kids for the first time find camping hectic, frustrating and not much fun. Some of these families decide that camping is just not for them and never try it again. This is sad, because camping, with a little planning, can be an enjoyable experience even for first-time campers. S

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