Basketball on a Trampoline? Absolutely!

You’ll never want to go back to the old-fashioned version again We have quite a sporty family. Give us a ball of any type and we will have fun for hours. With the NBA playoffs underway, you and your kids may be anxiously rooting for your...

Creative Backyard Sandbox Ideas for Kids

Best sandboxes to make and buy If you have little ones, having a sandbox in your backyard is a must. Playing in the sandbox is where your children have a chance to be creative through sensory play. If you don’t yet have a sandbox or are...

How to Involve Kids in the Backyard Grilling Process

Grilling with your children has many benefits In many homes, grilling is a true family affair. Parents manages the grill and most of the food prep work, and the children manage any overflow tasks. Having the children involved teaches responsibility, independence and usually results in a...

5 Unique and Tasty Campfire Snacks

Healthy options for families who want to enjoy the great outdoors (and a delicious twist on a campfire classic!) Now that winter is halfway over, it’s time to start thinking about spring. I’ll be the first to admit I’m always surprised by how quickly the time...

6 Backyard Upgrades to Create an Outdoor Paradise

Because the family that plays together stays together Sure, it might be winter, but spring is just around the corner. And that means that now is as good a time as ever to get the backyard in great shape for all of your outdoor adventures. Especially...

3 Ways to Spend More Time Outside this Winter

Getting active outside during a cold winter is easier than ever with these tips! Spending time outside is no big deal during spring, summer, and fall. The outdoors are practically begging for attention as spring blossoms grow, the ocean warms up, and the leaves show off...

4 Tips for Stargazing in Your Own Backyard

Calling all stargazers: here’s how to get the best backyard views around It’s time to address the elephant in the room. As Americans, we all need to get outside a little more often than we do. By our society’s standards, it’s perfectly acceptable to spend the...