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15 Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids That Are Free and Cheap

Summer days are for being outside and spending time together as a family. Here are 15 free and cheap outdoor summer activities for kids. Summer means more playtime and less screen time. It means more family time and less running around. The kids are out of school having all the time in the world to …

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7 Smart Tips for Beach Trips with Young Children

Beach trips are supposed to be fun and relaxing, right? But with kids, things can get chaotic quickly. Check out these 7 tips for beach trips with young children without losing your mind. We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Oak Island in North Carolina. It was amazing. I love the sound of the waves …

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Silent Drowning: Tips to Prevent Drowning at the Pool

Drowning doesn’t look like drowning in the movies. Stay Safe at the Pool this Summer. Here are 7 tips to prevent drowning at the pool all year-round. What do you think of when you think about drowning? Flailing arms? Screaming? Lots of splashing? What if I told you that drowning doesn’t look like that? At …

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How to Pack the Perfect Beach or Pool Bag this Summer

Thank you, Amazon, for sponsoring this conversation and providing this amazing service. All opinions are my own. School’s out for the Summer. Don’t miss these essentials for your pool bag that will also be great for the beach! One of the best decisions I ever made, for the sake of my sanity, was to create …

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The Truth About Leaving a Child in a Hot Car and Heat-Stroke Prevention

This post was sponsored by Auto Alliance as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We never think it could happen to us. As temperatures start to rise, the news stories start circulating. Each news story has its own lengthy list of comments, but they …

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Help Your Child Avoid Summer Tantrums with These 3 Tips from Brain Balance

Do you struggle with Summers? Confession time: I have a love-hate summer sometimes. I know—summer is supposed to be full of blue skies, popsicles, and sprinklers. But it can be a lot of pressure to keep the kids occupied when school is out. It’s hard to set the kids up with activities that keep them learning and engaged. It can be particularly tough …

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How to Plan a Memory-Filled Staycation on a Budget

by Jolene Tang, Contributing Writer The best parts about going on vacation are having time to relax, experiencing new things, and making memories with those I love. But sometimes we are too busy, don’t have enough money, and then don’t have enough energy to plan a vacation, let alone go on one. If you can relate, then why not save …

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