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The Next 7 Books On My Must-Read List #booklist #fiction

10 Must-Read Adult Fiction Books

Enjoy this list of 10 Must-Read Fiction Books from my favorite book junkie Jen! Every night my husband and I read with our two daughters. Every. Single. Night. We focus on the importance of reading with our kids. I used to LOVE to read, then college happened. My college experience was NON-STOP reading. By the time I graduated, I no longer read for enjoyment. Then I ... read more

How to Create a Sunflower House *This garden fort is awesome. Saving this for later.

How to Build a Sunflower House

Our girls love having a secret spot. Sometimes that means making the kitchen table into a fort or turning the bunk beds into a make-shift tent. This past May our family studied plants.  We put together two raised gardens, created a window garden and, of course, we had to plant a sunflower house. Jennifer over at Let the Children Play posted a directional video for a ... read more


How to Plant a Honey Bee Garden With Kids

Our world's honey bee population continues to decline. This summer, use your garden space to not only connect with your kids, but to help grow a beautiful (and pesticide-free) environment for your local bees. Get tips on how to plant a honey bee garden with kids below! I just want to start out by saying THANK YOU for researching how to plant a honey bee garden with ... read more

Let Them Lead — Hiking with Kids *Such a sweet story

Let Them Lead — Hiking with Kids

We had a solid 90-minutes to hike the full trail. About 20-minute into our adventure we found this... A video posted by Zina (@letslassothemoon) on Apr 12, 2015 at 3:28pm PDT Hikers continued to pass as we played in the stream being fed by snow runoff from the mountain. "Come on, let's go." the man yelled. My daughter's head popped up. The little boy on ... read more

The Family Kitchen

This looks like the perfect not-too-sweet dessert or breakfast treat: Mini Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe *YUM

Mini Apple Pie Monkey Bread Recipe

"Mini" is always more fun when you're in the kitchen with kids. Try this Mini Apple Pie Monkey Bread recipe with the kiddos for a sweet, but not-too-sweet, dessert or breakfast treat. Get the full recipe down below! Earlier this week my daughter and I made this savory monkey bread at dinner. ... read more

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