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How and Why to Get Started with Solving the Rubik’s Cube

Today I’m handing the keyboard over to my husband William, and he’s sharing all about his new hobby, the Rubik’s Cube. Read on to find out tips for getting your kids, or yourself, started on solving the Rubik’s Cube. By now everyone has heard of the world’s best-selling puzzle game, the Rubik’s Cube. The classic 3x3x3 …

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Journey Around the World, Solve Mysteries, and Stop Summer Brain Drain

As parents we’ve all heard about the dreaded summer brain drain. Teachers do their best to send home sight words and math units at the end of the school year to help keep our kids’ brains engaged during the summer. But honestly how often do we actually do them. I admit, I’m a strong advocate …

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Spending the Day at American Girl Seattle

We’ve been an American Girl family since 2011, when Faith saved up her birthday money to buy Julie. In 2012 Grace asked for Kit for Christmas, and we’ve been visiting our local American Girl Seattle store ever since. During our spring break we had a fun staycation getaway weekend with a special American Girl hotel stay …

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Disneynature Monkey Kingdom – a touching family tale

This past Monday our family attended a sneak preview of the new Disneynature Monkey Kingdom movie, and we loved this touching family tale! First off, you might be wondering what IS Disneynature? It’s a film studio with a unique documentary style of storytelling that has a strong focus on the environment and animals. While the movie is …

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Educational Travel and Family Fun in Astoria, Oregon

Recently we went away for the weekend to celebrate my birthday in Astoria, Oregon. This quaint seaside town is a hidden gem in the pacific northwest, filled with education, family fun, and outdoor enjoyment. Even on rainy days, Astoria has activities that will take you back in time and help you build family memories. We …

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We’re on the Hunt! Great Northwest Glass Quest 2015

Today marks the first day of the 6th Annual Great Northwest Glass Quest and we’re going on a treasure hunt! This will be our first time participating and we’re ready for an adventure. The girls are out of school for a long weekend break, so my friend and I thought this would be an ideal …

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Valentines Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Planning fun scavenger hunts for kids is becoming one of my favorite family fun activities. My girls love hearing the fun rhymes and chasing down the next clue, and I love watching their smiles and bringing them joy! We don’t normally do big gifts for Valentine’s Day that need to be hidden, but this Valentines …

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Campfire Conversation Starters for Family Night Fun

It’s that time of the year when families start packing up their cars and getting ready for a fun camping trip. Or perhaps you’re like us and like to camp in your own backyard. That’s especially popular lately! These campfire conversation starters can help you stay entertained and learn more about each other while enjoying …

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