Family Life

Camping at Bighorn Canyon (The Pros and Cons)

Sun, rain, wind, debris, BBQ, fun! We had it all! 4th of July weekend, we had the opportunity to go camping at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area with some friends, as well as Corey’s brother and his new wife. Camping at Bighorn Canyon has become a bit of a tradition for us for 4th of… Continue reading Camping at Bighorn Canyon (The Pros and Cons)

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Summer Learning for Mom

I was inspired by the post Summer School for Mom at AmysWandering.com, to take advantage of the extra time this summer not being spent on school with my kids to focus on some education for me. (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see Disclosure Policy.) You may have noticed some changes… Continue reading Summer Learning for Mom

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On the Hunt for an RV

We have decided we are tired of renting and want to travel more than that budget allows. To make that happen we are looking into buying an RV, a fifth-wheel to be more precise. We had thought about this before, about 2-years ago, but we weren’t quite ready to make that leap. Corey and I… Continue reading On the Hunt for an RV

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50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

My kids LOVE popsicles! Everything from Otterpops to homemade juice pops and go through them like crazy every summer. As the temperatures here in Billings have started to increase into the 70’s and 80’s, they are already starting to ask for them. So in preparation for this summer I’ve started compiling a list of some… Continue reading 50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

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50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Who says you have to leave your hometown or even home state to have a vacation?! Southeast Montana (south of Wibaux, east of Big Timber, and SE of Lewistown) has so much to see and do, I had to start making a list. I’ve only done or been to a dozen or so of these… Continue reading 50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

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Five Easter Planning Ideas

How are your Easter plans coming? For us, because we have always lived so far away from family due to the Army, we don’t have any specific traditions that include them. We have done our own thing for our kids since getting married. Our “traditions” generally include the kids waking up to find Easter baskets… Continue reading Five Easter Planning Ideas

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Big List of Fire Safety and Prevention Activities

(Updated 9/14/16 for 2016 theme) (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Did you know that October 9th is Fire Prevention Day and the week it falls in is Fire Prevention Week? I can’t think of a better time to focus on teaching/reviewing safety and prevention with your… Continue reading Big List of Fire Safety and Prevention Activities

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Books and Blogs: What I’ve Been Reading This Month (September 2015)

Wow! Our first month back-to-homeschool is done. I can’t believe how fast it went and what’s even better is the kids feel the same way. They’ve been enjoying their curriculum and the topics, which is always a plus. Miss S has even had a light bulb moment, where she had been struggling to understand something… Continue reading Books and Blogs: What I’ve Been Reading This Month (September 2015)

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Books and Blogs: What I’ve Been Reading This Month (August 2015)

What I have been reading this month for inspiration, entertainment, education, and more! (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) With Cap’n C going to swimming lessons 4-day a week the last few weeks, I’ve had a spare 40-minutes everyday, sitting by a pool. So in between taking… Continue reading Books and Blogs: What I’ve Been Reading This Month (August 2015)

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A Trail Ride with My Daughter

This past weekend, my daughter and I had an opportunity to go horseback riding in nearby Absarokee (pronounced Ab-zor-kee). We have been talking about going since she was little and there was never a chance. When we lived in Texas, she was too young for liability reasons at every place we tried; in Germany, horseback… Continue reading A Trail Ride with My Daughter

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Our Must Haves for Family Camping

Summer is in full swing and for our family that means camping! We love camping- the fire, sleeping in the woods, s’mores, no electronics. It’s a nice way to get back to nature and spend some quality family time together. We have slowly acquired and upgraded our camping gear over the years and definitely have… Continue reading Our Must Haves for Family Camping

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Fun with Minions

(Updated 6/30/17 for Despicable Me 3 Release) (Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) I love Minions! I honestly think I am more excited about the Minions Movie than my kids are. Unfortunately, as it seems to happen with most movies, we weren’t able to see it the… Continue reading Fun with Minions

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A Jurassic Week of Fun

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs! Dinosaurs everywhere! In case you haven’t heard, the highly anticipated movie, Jurassic World, was released recently. 🙂 Everyone and their grandmother seems to be excited to go to see it. We weren’t able to see it the first weekend,… Continue reading A Jurassic Week of Fun

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Summer Bucket List (Free Printable!)

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for summer! This year seems to have really taken it out of me. Between moving back stateside from Germany to Montana, the packing and unpacking, getting settled into a new normal, helping my dad move, and still trying to homeschool through all of it, it… Continue reading Summer Bucket List (Free Printable!)

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Holidays and Family

How was your Easter? This was our first Easter living close to family, so we volunteered to host. We ignored the fact that the downstairs still has a few small mountains of boxes. We went with, “They are family. They know we haven’t lived here very long. They won’t care.” And they didn’t. The day… Continue reading Holidays and Family

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