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Heading West

Heading West – Looking for new frontiers…people to see, things to do?! Use these resources to find ways to make treasured connections to new people and ideas for mitigating your chaos and living with more JOY!

15 FUN AND CHEAP FAMILY GAME NIGHT IDEAS
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make great memories.  Check out this article for some great ideas.

50 FAMILY NIGHT IDEAS
And if those 15 weren’t enough, here are 50 more!  Crafts, museums, obstacle courses, ice skating… the list goes on (with links for more information!)

10 BEST FAMILY VOLUNTEER VACATIONS
Is Disney not your thing? Are you tired of the vacations that suck your spirit and wallet dry? Give these a look.  Giving back can refresh more than a spa day!

10 UNIQUE FAMILY EXPERIENCES
Teach the kids where their food comes from. See the world from a hot air balloon. Let them see the creative side of you – paint something together. Picnic or geocache… let this article spark your creativity.

33 CARD GAMES FOR ROAD TRIPS AND GAME NIGHTS
Cards are one of the most portable activities and there are options for all ages. Grab a deck or two for each car, throw a deck in your purse, and encourage the kids to keep them in their backpacks. With a bit of creativity, the options are endless, but start with these 33!

15 WAYS TO DE-STRESS
We all have days (weeks? months?) that get to us. What are some habits to add into the everyday that will help us mitigate the chaos so we can give our families the best of our best? Meditation, mental vacations, celebrating, breathing, and letting out a little “whine” are a few of the ideas here. Check it out.