What are the Bare Necessities of Your Family?

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The Jungle Book as we know is about family, and that family is not always what we traditionally think is.

Defining family something that’s hard for me to put into words. My husband and I live across the country from all of ours. My kids don’t really know their cousins and see their grandparents infrequently. We often rely on our friends to create memories with us.

Here’s a collection of some of our family memories over the last 24 years, putting this together I realized I’m horrible at capturing memories on film. 🙂

Easy Labor Day Party Ideas

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It’s here! The last “unofficial” weekend of summer! This means it’s back to school. Hooray! Once school activities kick in, Labor Day weekend is probably last time you’ll have an opportunity to BBQ before school activities take over our life!

What does this mean? Break out the grill, invite some friends over and have a Labor Day party!

Day of Play with SpringFree Trampoline and tgoma!

Bouncing on a SpringFree Trampoline

Springfree Trampoline featuring tgoma is the first outdoor interactive digital gaming system that encourages kids to go outside and be active —introducing a new way to play.

50+ Ways to Get Your Family Active

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Are you looking for ways to get your family active this year? Start with short walks. Make them longer over time. Younger children can ride a bike or a tricycle. Pull a wagon, use a stroller or baby wear the littlest family members. Make a list of active things you’d like to do together as a family and sure the activities are things everyone can do and enjoy. Choose activities that are developmentally appropriate for your children.

5 Reasons to Laugh

It's okay. Life is funny. Here are 5 reasons to laugh. #LadiesWithPoise

We all have reasons to laugh. Friends, family, every day life. What are some of your reasons?

Taking CloudPets™ to Visit Grandparents

The CloudPets™ visit grandparents! #CloudPetsForever AD

In May, my mom came for her bi-annual visit to Seattle. At about the same time, my kids discovered CloudPets™ on TV. They quickly figured out how they worked and began asking their “Nanni” (my mom) for them. Now, they are taking them with them when they go to visit her this weekend.