Babes In The Woods: Take your baby backpacking!

Backpacking with baby! A step by step guide

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Before having children I was adamant that I wouldn’t let parenthood take away from doing the things I loved. I liked the idea of ‘adding’ the baby in to the things I already enjoyed doing, Hiking, backpacking, visiting local breweries. While my rosy idea of just bringing the kid along hasn’t always panned out (I go to bed before 9pm more often than I would like to admit;) bringing my daughter backpacking at 5 months old was a great experience! If you are on the fence, I encourage you to take your baby backpacking!

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Cozy baby ready to backpack!

(This post is specifically for the 0-1yo, check back soon for posts on toddler backpacking!)

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New Life For An Old Bouquet! Flower Painting

hand dipping flowers in paint and painting on paper

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I always feel guilty throwing out an old bouquet, which means the flowers usually languish on the dining table until they are really sad looking… (Although the filter I used on this picture makes them look amazing still, just goes to show you can’t believe everything you see on the internet haha!) In the interest of giving these flowers one last burst of life before I composted them, we used the wilting blooms in this mornings flower painting art project.

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Flower Painting With Toddlers

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The Most Peaceful Hour Of The Day : A Simple Playdough Recipe

SImple Playdough Recipe

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I swear it happens. every. time… I run out of activities to occupy the little but have zero energy to engage in creative play. I notice our playdough is looking a little… creature from the black lagoon-ish. We whip up a new batch of this simple playdough together in 5 minutes and Voila! The tiny human is occupied squishing and shaping the dough for at least an hour. A GLORIOUS. PEACEFUL. HOUR.

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The Easiest Outdoor Play Kitchen

mud play kitchen out of fence boards and cinderblocks
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Simplest outdoor play kitchen for hours of fun!

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Mud pies, mud lemonade, mudsicles, mud patties, mud muffins… HOURS my daughter has spent playing with this outdoor play kitchen. The best part? It took 5 minutes and $0 to put together.

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Wine Barrel Sandbox

Easy DIY sandbox
wine barrel sandbox, summer activities for preschoolers, toddler activity, backyard playground, fun is better than perfect
The best addition to any kids backyard!

SAND! It’s not just my kid, they all love it. Actually, I love it too;) I decided a DIY sandbox was a needed addition to our backyard. Of course I headed to Pinterest for some inspiration. Once again, thank you Pinterest for all of the amazing inspirations like this and this, read on for my totally un-Pinteresty version;)

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