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It’s Apple Mania Week at Our House!

It’s Apple Mania Week at Our House!

The temps have started to go down, and it’s finally starting to feel like fall!  For our family that means prime climbing season…but it also means the local apple orchards are ripe and ready for pickin’!  I love apples, and they are one of Big C’s favorite foods as well, so this year I decided to dedicate an entire week to cooking nothing but apples (well, maybe we’ll cook a few other things too, but apples will be our main theme!)  My hope is that we  can find a few go-to recipes that we love enough to establish a family…Read the rest of this entry →

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Sentimental Snapshots: “Scary Faces”

Sentimental Snapshots: “Scary Faces”

It’s October again, which means it’s time for a family tradition that many of you probably also share – a trip (or trips!) to the pumpkin patch!  The pumpkin patch is one of my favorite times of fall, so I tend to post about it every year.  First, there was C’s very first pumpkin patch visit in 2011, at Hodges Farm.  Then, there was last year’s trip to Hall Family Farm, which also happens to be the best pumpkin patch deal in Charlotte – it inspired me to write last year’s post about “Pumpkin Patching on a Shoestring Budget.”  (And…Read the rest of this entry →

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Fall Green Hour Idea: Picnics and Obstacle Courses!

Fall Green Hour Idea: Picnics and Obstacle Courses!

Not sure about your family, but ours got really into American Ninja Warrior this past summer.  Our favorites to watch, of course, were the climbers, and we had a blast jumping up and down for Brian Arnold as he got SO CLOSE to becoming the first American to finish Stage 3.  The show was fun on a very elementary level – I mean, who doesn’t love an obstacle course, right?  Events like the Mud Run, Spartan Race, and Muddy Buddy popping up in major cities all over the country are just more proof. C was always in bed by the…Read the rest of this entry →

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Fall Green Hour Ideas: Water Play

Fall Green Hour Ideas: Water Play

September in the Southeast is generally a mixed bag when it comes to weather.  At times the air is that perfectly cool and crisp temperature where anything you want to wear is okay – shorts, pants, t-shirt, hoodie…other times it feels as though summer returns for one last, lingering hurrah of heat and humidity.  Those are the days I hate – after being spoiled with a few cool, crisp days in a row, we get socked with pool weather again…but the pool’s been closed for weeks!!!   But don’t let a closed pool stop you and your kiddo from having…Read the rest of this entry →

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