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the great outdoorstravel

  Ah, I love November. The last bits of autumn are bursting with color, the air is breezy, and it’s hard not to be in love with everything outdoors.  Even my most city-dwelling, tent-hating friends have Instagram feeds littered with vibrant fall leaves and outdoor excursions.  It is the perfect

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kidsthe great outdoors

  As a homeschool mom, one of my top priorities is getting the kids outside to exercise and explore.  We’ve gotta get those PE credits from somewhere!  It doesn’t hurt that I’m a nature lover and basically only happy when outdoors, of course.  We are lucky to live in Southern

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kidsthe great outdoors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NatureMadeFamily #CollectiveBias Fall, my favorite season since moving to the desert, is finally here.  Summer held on strong, way past where I wanted it to, but our day highs are finally going to

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cleanthe great outdoors

  Our classroom has no walls, which is why I love homeschool so much.  Well, it is one of the reasons.  An important part of our homeschool curriculum is outdoor exploring and adventuring, which a huge emphasis on nature appreciation.  I really want my kiddos to not only have fun

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kidsthe great outdoors

How is it already happening?  The 2017-18 school year is upon us and summer break will be coming to a close in a blink.  This year, I’m experiencing something I have not before – two kids in school.  Y’all, my baby is no longer a baby and he’s headed off

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campingthe great outdoorstravel

This past week my family and I spent quite some time exploring Yosemite and Inyo National Forest.  We couldn’t wait to escape the stifling desert heat and head north.  As the hours passed and the miles were logged, we also climbed in elevation.  When we passed a sign for 9,000

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the great outdoorstravel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #SipsOfSummer #CollectiveBias   This summer for us has been back to back lake trips.  By the look of my Instagram feed,

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campingkidsthe great outdoors

There is something so fantastic about watching kids connect with nature, especially in this time where we are SO plugged in ALL of the time.  Getting back to the basics, letting kids be little, get dirty, take physical risks, play with bugs… these are magical moments at least to me. 

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campingkidsthe great outdoors

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.   We basically live in swimsuits this time of year.  Good thing, because it is 120 degrees outside this week in Palm Springs.  If we

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campingpetsthe great outdoors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaMysteries #CollectiveBias   Summer really is starting off with a bang here in Palm Springs, CA where this week’s temperature stay in the 120-123 range.  Crazy, right?  Perhaps even crazier, I decided this

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