Looking for The Best Colorado Summer Camp For Your Kids? Avid4 Adventure Is #1!

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One thing I fight with my kids about ALL year long, is screen time. It feels like as soon as they walk in from school or wake up on Saturday morning they are begging to watch or play something on a device!

Between the appeal of YouTube, all the gaming systems and their specialized games, Netflix, etc.  my “mom” activities simply can’t compete. Which means I am constantly shooing them outside and trying to come up with things that will keep them occupied, stimulated, and growing in various skills.

With 6 kids at home, this is something I cannot do on my own and why I am so happy to have Avid4Adventure Summer Camps in Colorado! Continue reading “Looking for The Best Colorado Summer Camp For Your Kids? Avid4 Adventure Is #1!”

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Break the Boredom of Summer with Avid 4 Adventure Camps!

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Winter is coming to an end, FINALLY!!

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to a break from the cold as well as the school grind as much, if not more than my kids! I love watching my children be adventurous during summer, experiencing and learning through play!

There is one thing about summer I don’t look forward to, however. Five whiny little voices complaining that they are bored; “There’s nothing to do!” “It’s too hot to play outside” “There’s nothing fun around here!”

Ugh! This drives me nuts. I want my children to play outside, to be adventurous and learn from their environment. I want them to scrape their knees, climb trees, make friends, and BE CHILDREN for Pete’s sake!

Thankfully, I have found the perfect solution! Aviid4 Adventure Camps throughout Colorado and California! These camps teach pre-K-12th graders the power of authentic outdoor adventure with climbing, paddling, biking, and hiking! I wish I was a kid again so I could go too!

Plus, I have a special offer for my readers at the bottom of this post! You can sign up at www.avid4.com or call 800-977-9873 Now!

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That Time My Kids Touched The Elf

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The Elf On The Shelf is a tradition that….

drives parents crazy!

Sure this guy/gal is loveable to the children it watches over so carefully. However, it is also almost irresistable to the sticky fingers that so desperately want a tangible way to interact with Santa!

As we all know from the CAPTIVATING Elf On The Shelf move, our children, sadly, cannot tough their elves lest they lose the magic that allows them to fly home to Santa each night.  So what are parents to do when tiny fingers won’t listen?

We came across this problem when our Elf, Huckleberry Snow, made a particularly funny appearance for my daughter’s birthday.

The little jerk made chocolate turds in my wine glass!

Of course, my 4 and 2 year old couldn’t resist sneaking all the chocolate on the table. Totally understandable. However, when my four year old picked up the elf to pop more of his poops into his mouth…I called a halt and reminded him that Huckleberry Snow would lost his powers now.

Selfish/Stealing Child = Dead Elf

Why did I say that!? How was the elf going to lose his powers? I wanted to make my point about taking things without asking and also avoid breaking all their tiny hearts!

The solution? The elf turned up the next morning…

BROKEN!!!

That’s right. He propped himself on a cot on our tree and prominently displayed his bandaged leg to my kids.

He came complete with a letter from Santa:

My son felt so bad that he insisted on baking our elf cookies to help him feel better and asked for in writing an apology letter. my other children chimed in as well and helped bring huckleberry Snow extra Christmas cheer while he recovered!

Best of all?

we got a 3 night break from remembering the elf!

Have your kids ever touched the Elf?

If your elf ever forgets to move, check out this post, “10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night”! Or if your fed up with him/her, read this, “Daydreams Of Ending An Elf!”

 

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Explore More With Your Toddler With The Freeloader Child Carrier

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Living on the Colorado Front Range, our family has access to countless hiking trails and camping adventures to make wonderful memories for our 5 children. I must admit, though, that we often avoid activities, such as hiking, that require my younger children to walk for long periods. Even activities on flatter ground that don’t allow easy access for a stroller or wagon, are difficult when you have young kiddos who tire easily. As much as I love carrying my babies on my hip, it is exhausting and uncomfortable when done for any length of time. Continue reading “Explore More With Your Toddler With The Freeloader Child Carrier”

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5 Easy Tips to Save On Back to School

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Can you believe we are only a month away from sending our lovely kiddos back to school!? For us, the summer has flown by, and as much as I hate the fighting at home, I dread sending them back. I’m also horrified by the idea of those back to school supply lists that put a serious pinch in our budget every year. With 4 kids going to school this fall, I need to save every penny I can on supplies! Here are 5 tips to save on back to school that will help pad your pocketbook!

5 Tips To Save On Back To School

Cutting coupons is great IF you have the time and organizational skills….I DO NOT. Thus I use these methods to help cut back on my bills! Continue reading “5 Easy Tips to Save On Back to School”

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Take the Boredom Out of Summer with Avid4 Adventure Camps!

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Summer is almost here! YIPPEE!

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to a break from the school grind as much, if not more than my kids! No more homework, no nagging about projects or paying attention in math….

There is one thing about summer I don’t look forward to, however. Five whiny little voices complaining that they are bored; “There’s nothing to do!” “It’s too hot to play outside” “There’s nothing fun to do!”

Ugh! This drives me nuts. I want my children to play outside, to be adventurous and learn from their environment. I want them to scrape their knees, climb trees, make friends, and BE CHILDREN for Pete’s sake!

The solution? Avid4 Adventure Camps throughout Colorado and California! You can sign up at www.avid4.com or call 800-977-9873 Now! If you need more convincing, read on to see what these amazing camps will do for your children!

This isn’t your average summer camp of crafts and lame field trips. These camps provide exciting experiences that will create lasting memories as well as bonding friendships and tons of stories to tell!  From hiking and biking to rafting and horseback riding, your kids will have the time of their lives!

Check out this amazing video about Avid4 Adventure Camps!

Aside from getting kids off the couch and away from their gaming consoles, these camps are also providing valuable life skills for children.

Trying new things, things that may have seemed a bit scary and out reach before camp, empowers children to continue to take risks in life, to break out of the mold and be whoever THEY want to be.  Trying new things inspires confidence and courage, giving children an inner strength that many seem to lack in today’s world.

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As a parent who was once a child lacking in confidence, the one thing I want to instill in my children is self assurance and pride in their accomplishments. Avid4 Adventures is the place for my child to bolster these skills or to start learning them if they haven’t already!

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With options for 1st-11th graders your child will find their niche and gain confidence in their abilities, physically and emotionally with these camps. Children can also choose to join a camp that explores multiple sports or focuses on one, they can choose to join an overnight camping team or participate with other children who return home each evening to boast of their amazing feats!

With locations for Colorado Day camps in Colorado Springs, Boulder, Golden, Highlands Ranch, Denver, Lafayette, and Castle Rock. Overnight camps in Bailey and Evergreen, and locations in California in Santa Cruz, Mill Valley, Palo Alto, Saratoga, Oakland, Campbell, Moraga and Walnut Creek your child will find the summer adventure of their lives!

Learn more today and sign up at www.avid4.com or call 800-977-9873

With so many adventures I was particularly impressed by the camps’ approach to safety and vigilance over the children they are entrusted with. I take my children’s safety seriously and they do too! Read their approach to safety HERE.

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