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Chicago Kids Weekend Events: Sep. 17-19

This is a weekend full of all sorts of fun! Come along, let us lead the way!

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Could This Be the Secret to Reducing Stress?

“We finished our collection process with a new sense of ease and smiles. I wasn’t looking at my watch or checking my email. I was just out there observing, seeing, noticing with Meadow.”

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Portland Moms Groups & Clubs

You might be surprised by how many you want to join.

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10 Books for the Little Nature Lover in Your Life

Whether you’re reading in a hammock or heading for a hike, these are books that will resonate with the little naturalist in your life.

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50 Nature-Inspired Baby Names—Boys, Girls & Unisex

Juniper, Reed, Alder…. Is your favorite name on the list?

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Go Off the Beaten Path: LA’s Best Undiscovered Hikes for Kids

Staying six feet apart is about to get a whole lot easier.

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The Power of Observation & Empowering Children to Use Their Senses

The next time your child is feeling extra curious, motivate them to use their senses to discover the answers (or find more questions!).

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This Free Field Trip Kit Is the Next Best Thing to a Dinosaur Exhibit IRL

Nature’s Bakery is bringing field trip fun to families and teachers with free at-home kits!

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6 Ways to Explore Nature with Preschoolers

Going outside gets them physically moving, which can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep—and more sleep at this age is always a win, both for children and tired parents!

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The Simple Truth to Happy + Healthy Kids

Photo: Jordan Manfredi
Who do you think gets to spend more time outside? Free-range chickens, prisoners or kids? 
The answer is free range chickens get to spend the most time outside, followed by prisoners who are mandated to have 2…

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And Then There Was One: End of Summer Preschool Camps

Check out these gymnastics, sports, and nature camps that are perfect for your youngest campers during the late summer.

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Free & Easy At-Home Scavenger Hunt Printables for Kids

Will you pick a nature hunt or a pantry hunt?

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Bright Lights, Big City: Where to Find Fireflies Near Atlanta

They light up the evening hours nearly as much as your kiddos faces light up when they spot one. Check out these local spots for finding lightning bugs near Atlanta.

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Gardening

“Even if you’re not inclined to gardening, the following life lessons still hold meaning both in and out of the garden.”

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10 Best Hikes for Kids in Dallas

Waterfall hikes, stroller hikes, dog-friendly hikes and more—this list has them all!

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Find Your Path to Family Fun on These Chicago Bike Trails

Prep your bikes, strap a helmet on your noggin and get pumped for a wheelie fun fall on Chicago’s best bike paths for families!

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8 Beautiful San Diego Nature Preserves to Explore with Your Kids

Visit these majestic locales to find a rich diversity of endangered birds, and to stroll through habitats from marshes to wetlands to forests.

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Take a Virtual Field Trip from Your Living Room

Check out these cool trips you take without leaving your home.

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Your Guide to Florida’s Family-Friendly Beaches

Florida is bathed daily with the perfect soundtrack: the roll and fall of surf, from the Gulf to the Atlantic, on sand as white as snow and as warm as cinnamon. There’s a reason commenters on Trip Advisor regularly rank…

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10 Nature Preserves to Explore in DFW (Before It Gets Too Hot!)

It’s supposed to a banner year for wildflowers, so get out there and explore!

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6 Great Places Near Dallas to Spot Wildflowers This Year

The word is, due to all the rain and snow, it’s going to be a banner year.

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3 Reasons Parents Should Send Grandparents Out to Play

“Why are grandparents the perfect partners for kids’ outside adventures? At least three very good reasons immediately come to mind.”

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5 Unexpected Things I’ve Learned from My Daughter

“It’s hard to remember her wisdom sometimes when she is picking her nose and handing it to me ..but there is no doubt that becoming the mother to this little being has totally transformed me. Here are some of the unexpected things I learned from her.”

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Hit the Trail: Portland’s Best Spring Hikes for Kids

Good news: Getting kids into nature can be as easy as a ten-minute drive, especially in a city like Portland, with parks and natural areas at every turn. Here are five of our favorite and easy hikes for kids under five.

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Totally Chill: Ways to Have Fun & Stay Warm This Winter

It’s all about outside this season. Here’s what to do and how to have fun (with advice from people who really know!)

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8 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Take a Break & Have Some Quiet Time

“Are your kids bouncing off the walls? Here’s how to encourage them to take a break and have some much needed quiet time.”

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L.L. Bean’s Hand-Me-Down Trail Tag Is Pure Genius

This tag makes labeling your kiddo’s clothes easier!

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Walk a Winter Wonderland at These 7 Hikes

Kick that cabin fever with these kid-friendly hikes near Portland.

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Off-Roading: The Best Kid-Friendly Hikes in Bellevue

Snacks, jackets and the stroller are all you need for these hikes that are perfect for the youngest adventurers.

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Adventure Awaits: Oakland’s 10 Best Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails

Head to the East Bay for some of our favorite kid-friendly hikes in town!

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Outdoor Adventures: Miami’s Top 10 Kid-Friendly Trails

Pack up the stroller and the snacks, these trails are the perfect family adventure!

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Into the Woods! 9 Nearby Cozy Airbnb Cabins

We’ve found the coziest family cabins in Big Bear, Idyllwild, Lake Arrowhead and Julian. Here’s where to book a peaceful getaway once the stay-at-home order is lifted.

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Why Being Outdoors in Winter Is So Very Good for Kids

“Even through a quick stretch to delight in nature when it’s terribly cold out, we grow more resilient when we learn to manage challenging conditions—something we’re finding kids struggle with more and more.”

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Etsy Reveals Shopping Trends for 2021

Say hello to “friluftsliv.”

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