Take a light trip to the beach with Parasheet

Take a light trip to the beach with Parasheet

We love to go to the beach, and one of the challenges of those trips is the sand. An entire family on a beach, means a lot of sand in the vehicle when you head home! The majority of the unwanted sand comes home on our towels. When you try to shake the sand out of a...
You can help send a child to camp this summer

You can help send a child to camp this summer

I loved summer camp as a kid, and my oldest son enjoyed it too. It was a time for discovering independence and making new friends, and I really want all of my children to at least try it once. My two middle children had that chance this past summer. They went to...
First Time Camper Jitters

First Time Camper Jitters

I remember the first time I sent my oldest son off to camp (nearly 12 years ago…yikes). I was excited and nervous for him all at the same time. I knew how much I had enjoyed summer camp as a kid, and I wanted him to have an equally positive experience. The week...
Pinterest Camping Discoveries #KOACampfire

Pinterest Camping Discoveries #KOACampfire

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that we love to camp. I also love Pinterest, so it’s natural that I like to find great camping ideas on Pinterest! Check out some of my favourite camping pinterest finds. From homemade fire starters to pancake...
Finding the perfect summer cottage

Finding the perfect summer cottage

When I was a kid, we didn’t have a lot of money. We weren’t poor by any means, but there wasn’t a lot of extra money for vacations or unnecessary expenses. We did fun things like day trips to amusement parks and I thought that was a great way to...
Summer Camp Checklist

Summer Camp Checklist

Preparing your child to leave for summer camp is almost as hard as deciding what camp to go to! You don’t want them to be away from home and not have something that they need. I am a list girl, so I use a checklist to make sure everything is packed, and I send...