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Best Outdoor Toys for Winter

For Christmas this year, I want gifts that will inspire children to play outdoors more regularly. In this cold NH weather, it’s easy to fall into this routine of getting off the bus, warming up a cup of hot cocoa, and curling up to something on TV. I think I need to make a New […]

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Outdoor Gear Recommendations for Kids From An Occupational Therapist

It’s incredibly important for kids to play outside, even in the winter. That’s why I’m here with my outdoor gear recommendations for kids. So much value lies in unstructured outdoor play. Experts recommend three hours of outdoor play per day but that can be so hard for us here in New England. For one, it’s freezing and for […]

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Safe Sunburn Soothers For the Whole Family

We are heading into beach season, longer days outside, and family vacations. But along with the wonderful weather comes a lot of time in the sun. Sometimes even with careful application of sunscreen and the right clothing, sunburns still happen. Don’t worry, if you happen to find yourself or one of your kiddos looking like […]

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Easy Earth Day Swaps

Ahhhhh, spring. It makes you want to have a cleaner house, a healthier diet, and hopefully make some positive changes to your lifestyle. What’s more is Earth Day is here and should be a day where we take a look at where we can do better for this place we call home. We’ve got a […]

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Urban Homesteading 101: Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle

Urban Homesteading seems like the ultimate oxymoron. However, the notion of homesteading means different things to different people.  Urban Homesteading-101 is really about a creating a sustainable lifestyle, with a back-to-basics approach.  Homesteading doesn’t have to mean living in a classic farmhouse, flanked by expansive acreage. It doesn’t mean you live off grid, without modern […]

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Dog-Friendly Spaces (For Your Four-Legged Kids)

Pooches, like kids, need their exercise and time outside in the open air. When it comes to dog-friendly spaces on the Seacoast, there are many choices! Plus, my kids always have more fun outdoors when the family dog comes along.  The most important thing to remember about these dog-friendly spaces is that they depend on […]

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