DIY Decorative Tree

DIY Decorative Tree

My children thoroughly enjoy arts and crafts, especially when it involves gluing things together and getting sparkles everywhere! This activity is great when it's too cold to play outside during the winter months. This craft has almost no prep, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to over an hour to complete (depending on the decorations you use) and you can choose any theme you want. 

These decorative trees are a nice complement to our other holiday decorations! 

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Five tips for camping with kids

Five tips for camping with kids

Before kids, my husband and I camped. A lot. We knew just what to pack and had our camp set up down to a science. Our trips were relaxing, stress free, and often landed us in some remote spots, far removed from the city life and its amenities. Once kids entered our lives, we both decided that camping was something we wanted to continue to do and experience as a family. The first couple of times out, we quickly realized that we were no longer the experts we thought we were! Our game plan needed to change dramatically if this was going to work. After a couple of semi-disastrous experiences, we learned a few things, most importantly the value in being prepared (over prepared really). If you are interested in family camping and are ready to take the plunge, here are my top 5 tips for a successful trip along with a few of my favourite camping memories.

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