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How to Survive a Day at the Beach with Kids

My family recently planned and pulled off (ish) a massive outing to our local beach — cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents all put on their sportiest swimwear and their SPF 50 and packed their coolers for a long, hot day by the sea. 988 more words


Childhood Unplugged

This post also appeared on My Big Jesus.

I bet you read the title to this post, and thought I was one of those no-technology, stick-to-the-outdoors sort of moms that somehow get their toddlers to eat vegetables at every meal, and don’t even have televisions at their houses. 327 more words


Park life

Coming from a country surrounded by the sea, where you’re rarely more than a 30 minute drive to the coast, ‘park life’ is something of a foreign concept. 498 more words

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Animal encounters

If you’re an animal lover, like me, then perhaps you want to make some furry friends while you visit Cologne. For a really cheap and fun way to spend a couple of hours, I highly recommend the Tierpark in the Stadtwald – it is simple, free, and good for your soul! 242 more words

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20 Little Habits That Will Help You Live A Better Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the result of practicing good habits.

The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. 1,050 more words

To the Person That Can't Hold on to Love Because They're Too in Love With the World

To the person that can’t hold on to love because they’re too in love with the world. 

We see you. You’re a beam of light when you walk into the room. 264 more words

San Diego: A big trip to prepare for an even bigger trip

It’s not like we haven’t been camping before. Just a month ago, we spent 5 nights camping – definitely our longest adventure (read about our week without a house  1,170 more words