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At the old haunted house

Halloween Picture Books For Kids

This Hallowen, get your hands on these fun picture books for kids and read about a few messy monsters, odd creatures and scary pumpkins. Yes, it’s that time of the year when witches and vampires become children’s most popular friends and when monsters and pumpkins get all the fun. Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Are you ready […]

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From Trail To Table: Wild Blackberry Jam Recipe

Every summer, my girls know that we are going to get in the car, drive to a back-country trail next to my dad’s house, carry baskets and boxes, and get down to business: picking blackberries! Once we’re home, I make wild blackberry jam the way my dad has taught me ever since I was a child. Here is the simplest and most delicious recipe to make your own wild blackberry jam.

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Down the river

Whitewater Rafting with Kids

“That was fun!” yelled my two girls after our raft got completely washed over, “When’s the next rapid?” You’d think elementary school girls would prefer a playground playdate over paddling down a cold river but no. Whitewater rafting is all about getting tossed around and totally splashed, drying up in the warm sun, floating down a river gorge framed by trees, swimming down a rapid and passing local highlights. Pure. Liquid. Family fun.

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