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Operation Christmas Child: Never Underestimate the Power of a Shoe Box

Ever since I can remember, Christmas has always been full of sweet childhood memories.  We would gather with family for special dinners, decorate the Pine tree, and volunteer our time. It is safe to say, even though my parents bought us a small gift to open Christmas morning, they put more emphasis on teaching us ...
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Arizona, Canyon, slot Canyon

A Mom-cation to Remember: The Ultimate Roadtrip from Arizona to Utah

Gigantic Canyons, magnificent mountains covered with red rocks, deep valleys and scenic highways. Arizona has all of this and more. When my friend Jade suggested a reunion, we thought what better place than Arizona to meet. Jade's been living in Arizona for over 4 years and has always wanted to ...
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Discover Ontario’s Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Before it’s Too Late

What do a Bald Eagle, a Great Horned Owl and a Red-tailed Hawk have in common? They're all considered birds of prey (also known as Raptors) who hunt and eat rodents and small ...
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Crawford lake kids hike

Why Are Children So Obsessed With Crawford Lake? 5 Reasons to Go Right Now.

Monarch butterflies, symbolic wood carvings, and a glistening lake surrounded by an authentic Iroquois village awaits in one of Ontario's historical conservation sites. Last weekend, we grabbed our backpacks to go on a ...
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Roatan Island kids

7 Roatan Island Adventures Your Kids Will Love

The island of Roatan in Honduras is well-known as having the “second largest coral reef” in the world. If you’re looking to sunbathe, snorkel, and search for buried treasure, this is it!  In ...
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diy i spy goody bag

DIY: I Spy Goody Bag to Entertain Your Kids on an Airplane

Long gone are the flights when I used to hold my dear infant on my lap, watch a couple of movies, while sipping on some sparkling water.  Possibly even get a 15 minute ...
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DIY Co-pilot Cockpit

DIY: Copilot Cockpit Activity For Your Next Flight

Hello jet-setters! Got a child who loves flying? We do! And this DIY Copilot cockpit activity made our last airplane ride enjoyable. Give it a try, it's easy to make and will spark some ...
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Toddler Weekend in NYC

Toddler Weekend in NYC: 10 Things to Do and See for (Almost) Free

New York City is one of the most popular U.S. tourist destinations in the world. When you think of New York City, what comes to mind? Broadway musicals, iconic buildings, first class restaurants and ...
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infant travel

Infant Travel: When Your Baby is Your Backpack

Infant travel? Backpacking with a kid? Travel with children? If any of these questions have popped up in your mind, we are here to say, you CAN travel with your infant. And, still ...
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Dharamsala A Spiritual Sanctuary

Dharamsala: A Spiritual Sanctuary to Call our OM

Dharamsala is known as a "spiritual sanctuary" that welcomes all. It is a place where people of all walks of life live; monks, refugees, Tibetans, backpackers all together. Located in the Indian state of ...
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