Camping Isn’t Just for the Grownups: Family Camping Tips

Tis the season for family camping! It’s always a good recharge for the body and soul to get out in nature once in a while. This is especially true if you’re a city dweller and don’t see forested areas very often in your day to day life. Camping with your kids can seem daunting and…

Springtime Family Fun: 4 Ways to Make the Most of the Season

Spring is in full bloom! With some creativity and a little planning, these ideas for Springtime family fun will help your family really savor the season. Plant an herb and/or vegetable garden Spring is a great time to plant a variety of veggies and herbs. The Urban Farmer Seeds and Plants website is a great…

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

Did you know that kids learn about food and eating at a very young age? That getting your kids involved in the kitchen can help shape their eating habits for the rest of their lives. Positive experiences about food early on in a child’s life may help them develop healthy eating habits in the future.

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Your Family

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic gestures for your significant other. It’s also the perfect time to show your family how much you care. Take advantage of the holiday weekend and try one of these special ideas that are sure to make their day and may even become a new Valentine’s tradition!

Create Your Own Hot Cocoa Bar

Inject a little extra holiday fun into your day by creating a simple DIY hot chocolate bar. This is perfect for kids (or adults) at a holiday party or even just to make your kids’ days a little sweeter while they’re home from school. We set up ours in the TV room so we could enjoy…

Halloween Week Meal Plan

Need a little help with meal planning this week? We’ve got a week’s worth of easy dinners perfect for busy nights and festive Halloween-themed meals all planned out. Be sure to follow our Fall Favorites board on Pinterest for even more ideas!

Get in the Game by Sprucing up your Table

Your family will love your extra effort to make life fun by adding a new look to your dinner table this month.  Here’s how to use what you have to honor your little athletes and celebrate the season. Dig out your kids old jerseys and line them down the center of the table as a…

Try these ‘Winter Game’ Contests and Join the Fun!

Beat the cold winter blues and throw a party for kids or adults. No Slope Style course or Half Pipe? No problem, use what you have and join the competitive spirit. Start by grouping couples or families into teams each representing a different country and let the competition begin!  (You can have them draw the country…

10 Activities to Get Kids Off the Couch

Enjoy the last few weeks of warm weather by getting your kids off the couch and movin’. Try one of these fun activities to help your kids stay active and learn some new things together as a family. Play a family game outside. Baseball, basketball, flag football, capture the flag – the choice is up…

Plan a Dinnertime Family Vacation

Take your family on a dinnertime vacation without leaving your home by serving Italian, Brazilian, or Mexican inspired dishes this month. Make it even more exciting by putting together a themed activity for your kids that goes with each locale. For an Italian feast, try our Italian Stuffed Shells with a Caprese salad, Polenta or…

Take Dream Dinners to Your Next Outdoor Event

From Portland’s Blues Festival to Central Park’s Summer Stage, communities all across the nation offer free outdoor events during the summer and August is the perfect month to take your family to an evening concert on the lawn or outdoor movie event. Shake up your regular summer routine and spend some quality time with your…

August is Family Fun Month

There’s no better time to focus on having fun as a family than the last few weeks before kids go back to school. Spend a day at the beach, lake, or pool. Organize a family baseball game. Take one last family vacation. However it is you choose to take advantage of the last summer month,…