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Here’s How to Stay Cool While Kayaking with Your Kids

An afternoon on the water is a perfect way to enjoy some active, outdoor family time. If you’ve been thinking about kayaking, it’s time to get started and we’ve got the rundown on what you need to know.

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Here’s Why Springfield, Missouri Is on Our Summer Travel List

After a long year of sticking close to home, families are starting to dust off their travel clothes, pack up their cars and hit the open road in search of family fun somewhere other than their backyard. If you’re on…

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Now Is a Prime Time for Daydreaming

“Let’s take this opportunity to pause, surrender to our daydreams, and see where they take us—as parents and as children. May the family daydreams flow! Be realistic (we are all beholden to the laws of gravity), but don’t hold back!”

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What This Single CEO Mom Has Learned about Raising Kids

“Instead of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, don’t be afraid to ask for help. It doesn’t mean you’re weak; it means you have the confidence to know where to focus your attention at a given moment.”

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Surfs Up! Catch Your First Wave at a Surf School for Kids

Is your little surfer dudes or dudettes ready to Hang Ten? This surf school will have them catching waves in no time!

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6 Fun Outdoor Adventures for Maximum Family Bonding

It’s easy for families to get stuck in a rut and end up doing the same things over and over. Next time you’re looking for a way to bond and have fun with your family, why not go on an outdoor adventure?

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The 6 Best Kids & Family Deals at REI’s Labor Day Weekend Sale

Stock up and get outside with these hot deals from REI.

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6 Easy Steps to Your Family’s First Kayaking Adventure

A strong family knows how to play together. Bonding with your kids can be difficult when YouTube stars have more influence on them than you. It’s great when you can tear them away from the internet for some quality time…

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Witness Pumpkins Transform into Boats at The Giant Pumpkin Regatta!

Pumpkins can be turned into boats! You can witness all of the fun at the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Read on to find out more.

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Show Your Family What’s SUP with Stand Up Paddling

If you are looking for a water adventure that every member of your clan can enjoy, stand up paddle boarding (supping) might be perfect for you. We’ve put together a guide that tells you everything you need to know to get started.

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Successful Toddler Party, ish.

Hosting a toddlers birthday party should be a breeze right?
Cake, toys, music, beige party food and bubbles – done *drops mic, walks back to the land where awesome parents exist*

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The Gift of Adventure: Amazing Trips to Take in 2017

Inspire your littles to become adventure-seekers on an amazing trip for the whole family. Don’t forget your camera!

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The Updates to Richard Scarry’s Books You Probably Missed

When we become parents, we often can’t wait to share our favorite childhood books and cartoons with our kids. But how many times have you pulled out an old book, blown the dust off it, and discovered that it’s a…

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Gently Down the Stream: 5 Canoe Adventures for Beginners

Paddle through sloughs and rivers with your kids on these beginner canoeing adventures.

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Hidden Gem: The North Coast Water Trails

Here are 5 amazing, intertidal spots to paddle with your kids near the Oregon Coast.

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Capture the Flag: It’s Dragon Boat Time!

See the Willamette River transformed as Dragon Boats take to the water.

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4 Cool Things to Do Before It Gets Too Hot

We don’t think twice about packing up the kids and doing stuff outside when the weather warms up. But, there’s nothing like seeing your little one turn into a sweaty, red-faced mess during a family outing to bring on the…

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Take a Day Trip to the Russian River

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing like a canoeing day trip on the Russian River. Leave early and drive up to Guerneville, a small town along the river in Sonoma County. Visions of swimming and frolicking in…

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Spend a Day in Bodega Bay

There’s so much to do in this mellow little town on the Pacific Coast that you’ll find yourself just having to stay one more day, even if it’s just to write all those “wish you were here” cards to friends…

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Explore: Washington Park Arboretum

Seattleites, it’s almost your day (or season) in the sun. The Washington Park Arboretum offers many activities for families to enjoy the great outdoors. Start at the Graham Visitors’ Center where you can pick up a trail map and plan…

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