When I was a Girl Scout, my parents let me go to camps over the summer. Lots of camps. There was day camp and teddy bear camp, dance camp and biking camp and more. And camping was fun: We earned badges, made s'mores, sang dirty songs, made new friends and slept in very nice tents.
But if someone would ask me…
** A three-day weekend is directly followed by an entire week of not knowing what the hell day it is.
** The shortest weeks often seem like the longest.…
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** June somehow pulled a giant disappearing act on us.
** The more laundry I have to fold, the more I dream about becoming a nudist…Continue
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Traveling with little ones can be a joyous event or pure torture! At Mudpies & Melodies, we've worked hard this summer to provide our readers with Family Travel "Survival Tips" on getting through their family vacations - camping, road trips, flying, and everything from packing gear/food, snacking, dealing with allergies and more is covered! There…Continue
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Last week, we took our official annual family camping trip. Each summer, we take one trip to a California State Park that I deem “official”because it is with kids and without cell phones, laptops, or iPods. The only media we allow are cameras and Kindles (for capturing memories, and because we can keep all our books in one place). What I discovered on this trip was that three days of no Facebook updates, no check-ins, no Tweets and no notifications can actually be…Continue
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Bring the Outdoors In!
Throwing a camo baby shower theme for parents who are hunting enthusiasts, camping fans or general outdoor enthusiasts? A camouflage shower theme may be the perfect theme to compliment the personality of the new parents. To make this baby shower theme successful, be sure to include splashes of the unique print in various decorations and elements from the great outdoors such as pine cones and other natural products.…Continue
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** My son likes to make his penis talk. (Don't ask.)
** The entire household turns into assholes when my husband goes out of town.
** My kids wait to take a dump until it's time to walk out the door.
** This ass isn't gonna run itself off.
** You can never ever hug your kids too much.
** When life hands you…Continue
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** School was, like, the greatest invention ever.
** Once again, homework can seriously suck it.
** I don't do math without my smashed grapes.
** Camping is so much more enjoyable when I don't have to be a part of it.
** My daughter's room smells like a pig took a shit in a sauna.
** The Fanta…Continue
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Check out my great outdoor life giveaways - and a few others I have going on:
Camping Cooler - FOOD Giveaway - 5 winners!! 7/27 US Awesome prizes range from $21 ARV to the grand prize $70 ARV! Sponsors: LARABAR, Mountain House, SnackTAXI, Batter Blaster, Funky Monkey Snacks!
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Yes. It’s been hot here.
No. This recipe is not altogether organic.
Nor is it superbly healthy, complicated or beautiful.
But beware if you’re pregnant, hungry, or looking for a quick-filling meal on a hot day. This one takes but a few moments to prepare and requires no patience at all. Unless you don’t have access to Fritos (or some similar corn chip). Do not ask me how many of these we consumed while I was pregnant. Glenn should be a big fan. Just…Continue
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I was born and raised in San Diego, California. (Yes, pictures like this one and that one are from that bee-u-ti-ful city.) But, in addition to my dear and loving family and friends there, it’s the ocean that holds my heart. San
Diego’s ocean simply beckons one to interact. And not…
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