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Our Southwest Missouri Summer Bucket List

Our Southwest Missouri Summer Bucket List

Bucket Lists are gaining in popularity, and being semi-new in town, I thought it would helpful to put together a list of things that we can check out as a family right here in Springfield and Southwest Missouri.  It’s also a component of the 100 Days of Summer planning process.  Last summer I made a Little Rock, Arkansas bucket list, if you’re interested. Activities that are Free are marked with a ^ Activities Askinosie Chocolate Bass Pro (Free “summer camp” … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Education, Frugal Fawn, Missouri, Mommyhood, Spending Less, Things to Do, Travel

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

100 Days of Summertime {giveaway}

Tomorrow is the big day for us – the kids’ last day of school.  Sort of.  Because they’ve both opted to go to summer school, which starts on Wednesday.  And I’m having mixed feelings about that, because on the one hand I’m glad that they love school and that my schedule will be free to help with the new business if needed, but on the other hand, it’s a whole month of summer that kind … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health & Fitness, Homemaking, Mommyhood, Not the Dishes, Product Reviews

Free Fun For Families: January 22-29

There aren’t many free special events this week, so here are a few places my family and I like to go for free entertainement: The Indoor Tubes at Rock Creek – A fun indoor playplace open to the public, complete with slides, climbing tubes, rope bridges, and more. The Indoor Play area at Arkansas Baptist – a small spot for fun on a cold day. Find a storytime or fun event at the Central Arkansas Library System branch nearest you! Check out Laman Library in North Little Rock for storytimes, craft sessions, and more Unity Martial Arts offers a free open gym every Friday from 9am-11am. Who doesn’t love a padded room? This Week Friday thru Sunday, Jan. 27-29 – Eagles Et Cetera @ DeGray Lake Resort State Park This 33rd annual celebration of our nation’s symbol is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mommyhood

Blog Action Day: Climate Change for Families

I’m excited to be taking part in my first mass-blogging event. Today is Blog Action Day, and this year’s theme is Climate Change. Being a former science center administrator, I know first hand that discussions on climate change can start to feel overwhelming really quickly.  That’s doubly true when you’re five and you don’t even know what the word “climate” means.  Throw into the mix that many families have different beliefs, religiously based or otherwise, about climate change and what we should or shouldn’t be doing, and you’ve got a hot spot. No matter your background, your age, or your beliefs, the bottom line is that we need to take care of our Earth, since, at the moment, it’s the only human-friendly environment around.   The numbers don’t lie, and they do … Read entire article »

Filed under: Around the House, Go Green, Spending Less