Get ready for school with TinkerActive Workbooks

With back to school time looming ahead, we're slowly trying to get back in the groove. School supplies are all ready and packed and our snack/lunch cabinet is full of goodies. The last thing left is getting them mentally prepared for school. One of the ways we're...
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10 Best Things to Do in Put-in-Bay with the Family

If you're looking for an escape from the ordinary, how about visiting an island? If you live in the Midwest, you can find islands close to home in Ohio. (Yes, Ohio!) Located in Lake Erie, Put-in-Bay offers a fun family-friendly island experience. We visited a couple...
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Family Adventures Await at Indiana Dunes National Park

  It's no mystery that my family and I love traveling. One of our goals is to travel all 50 states and to visit all National Parks. Sadly, living in the Midwest doesn't give us too many choices. So when I heard that Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore became the...
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Strawberry Picking at Cody’s Farm & Orchard

With a daughter obsessed with strawberries, we always make sure to squeeze in time to go strawberry picking once the season hits. This year we made our way to Cody's Farm and Orchard in Marengo. What a great day out with the family! Related: Read about our other fun...

Where to catch a cheap flick with kids this summer

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this summer? You can't go wrong with catching a flick especially if it's only a few bucks. Here are a few options for you that are easy on the wallet.  *Make sure to double check the times and listings before heading out...

Go on a Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo

   If there's one thing my kids love its animals and LEGOs, and now the best place to see both is at  Brookfield Zoo's Brick Safari this summer. From now through May 29th, brick lovers can see over 40 animals in brick form. We had a chance to check it out and we...

Exploring Matthiessen State Park with the Family

When I was planning our visit to the Starved Rock area, I kept hearing great things about Matthiessen State Park. Some people even said that they preferred Matthiessen over Starved Rock. Well, that was enough to pique my curiosity -- we just had to check it out...

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