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One really exciting thing about this period of the year is to see which Frog Mom’s posts you enjoyed the most in 2015. It seems like this year, the posts about outdoors families, ideas and activities were a great success, not to mention that some of them featured cooking tips!
1. Celebrate Kids to Parks Day with 5 Classic Outdoors Adventures
We love taking our girls out in nature and Kids to Parks Day is our kind of day. I’d like to share 5 classic outdoors family adventures that everybody should try on Kids to Parks Day because they’re easy, fun and cost nothing.
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2. Trampolines in the Trees
It helps that most kids love trampolines, obviously, but my girls also have a big love affair with trees. For them, any tree adventure is worth trying, specially when it includes treetop treks, high ziplines and weird ladders between trees. But giant trampolines suspended 9 meters (almost 30 feet) off the ground, with giant balls you can throw around, suspension bridges and netted slides to go down to the ground and do it all over again? Crazy!
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3. How To Raise Girls Who Rock the Outdoors
Here’s my no-BS list of starter things to do to raise the next Katniss Everdeen–or her little cousin who happens to live in a big city that’s cold and wet but that’s OK.
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4. DIY Hot Chocolate Hike + Recipe
When it’s cold outside, only one thing will do – seriously good hot chocolate and the great outdoors! If you only have a couple of hours to spare this weekend, forget the holiday stress, shopping and chores. Grab your warm layers and go out with the kids. They’ll love a hot chocolate family hike and you can jazz up this winter tradition by making the hot chocolate mix yourself.
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5. Outdoors Kids Calendar 2015
Would you like to spend more time outdoors with your kids? Do you feel like you’re overwhelmed by the daily grind and don’t know how to get organized? I created a calendar that includes the best of what every month has to offer in the northern hemisphere, outdoors activities to look forward to, and inspiration for families with kids.
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6. How To Dress Your Kids for Cold Winter Days
Do you wonder how to dress your kids for cold winter days? In my experience, a child who gets cold means the end of a winter day outdoors. I partnered with Kozi Kidz, a range of Swedish-designed fashionable and functional outdoor clothing for kids from 6 months to 10 years. They sent me a full attire for each of my girls that we field-tested every item to give you a full report. My girls walked through snowy mountains and had lunch in a snow hole to make sure that all of this was working.
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7. Autumn Outdoors Checklist
The change of seasons is an amazing way to look forward to what’s coming next, both in nature and in the city. Since we live in a big city, my autumn outdoors checklist includes stuff that we can do easily during the week in a city without going too much out of our way and larger-scale activities to occupy an Indian summer Sunday or a long weekend.
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8. Wild Backpacking with Kids in the Brecon Beacons
I decided to dust off our super-light family tent and take everybody to Wales for the May Bank Holiday. Hence a wonderful wild backpacking weekend with kids in the Brecon Beacons!Click here to read Wild Backpacking with Kids in the Brecon Beacons.
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9. The Best Granola Recipe for Camping
This recipe is the absolute best granola recipe I’ve ever made and it’s perfect for camping. I cannot count the number of friends and family who’ve asked me for it after tasting it. We love camping and camping requires food that’s easy to pack. Not only does this granola store great for those chilly mornings by the campfire, but it tastes fantastic with a freshly made cup of tea.
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10. How To Remove Ticks from Kids
Whether we like it or not, ticks are common spring and summer occurrences for outdoors-loving families. If your kids get one, what do you do? As potential disease-carriers, ticks need to be removed as fast as possible. If you’ve never done this before, you might want to read this so that you are prepared and know how to remove ticks from kids. It’s very easy, as long as you know the steps.
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