Posts Categorized: My Family Guide

Top 8 Vancouver Playgrounds and Parks

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Vancouver playgrounds are plentiful and can be found in most neighborhoods. The City of Vancouver has over 85 parks and 20 natural lands which make up 1,600 acres of park land. So, get ready to pack up the kids and explore a Vancouver playground near you! Vancouver Waterfront Park – One of the newest parks… Read more »

Carry On: 15 Items to Pack for Kids

Carry on items to Pack with traveling with kids

These 15 items can fit in your carry on when traveling with kids (Updated 04/14/2021) – As a parent of 2 children (7 yo & 4 yo), I’m always looking for ways to improve our travel experience, especially when flying.  If you don’t come prepared on the plane, it can make for a LONG flight…. Read more »

Best Hotels for Families in Vancouver, WA

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Are you looking for the best hotels for families to stay in Vancouver, WA? Well, we are here to help! Vancouver, Washington has been rapidly growing and is certainly becoming its own city, especially with the new waterfront development. With just a quick drive over the Columbia River, Vancouver has easy access to Portland International… Read more »

10 Places to Mini Golf around PDX with Kids

10 places to mini golf with kids my family guide

Mini golf is a favorite in our family. Whenever we are traveling or looking to spend some time outdoors, we find ourselves searching for courses that are fun for the whole family. We have put together a list of local mini golf courses around the Portland and Vancouver metro area that are kid friendly and… Read more »

VTech® and LeapFrog® Help Families and Educators “Learn Through This”

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New Campaign Includes Donation to to Support Teachers and Free Online Resources for Parents CHICAGO, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today VTech® Electronics North America announced the launch of its “Learn Through This” campaign, utilizing its VTech and LeapFrog® brands to support teachers and parents with the tools they need to keep kids busy,… Read more »

8 Ways to Stay Busy at Home in Lockdown

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Coronavirus got your family cooped up? It is no doubt that the coronavirus fear is spreading throughout our communities.  So how do we make a positive spin on this unknown disease before it hits?  With a lot of public events cancelled, what is a person or family to do with all this extra time? Extroverts… Read more »

8 Places to Take Kids on Rainy Day in Vancouver

8 places to take kids on rainy days

It’s true; we do get a lot of rain in the Pacific NW.  Luckily, there are a few great indoor places where you can take the kids on rainy days.  It will keep you from going crazy and the kids will come back exhausted.  Here are eight places to take your kids on rainy days… Read more »

National Parks: More than the Grand Canyon

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Spring break and summer vacation are right around the corner. Have you started planning your vacation? Still not sure where you want to go? Here is an idea that has worked well for our family – purchase or reference Passport to Your National Parks book. What is the Passport to Your National Parks book? It… Read more »

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Set to Open at Disneyland Resort on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29

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BURBANK, Calif., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In anticipation of high guest interest, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announced today it will open Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ahead of schedule at Disneyland Park in California on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Aug. 29. On opening day… Read more »

Heart Shaped Pizza Returns at Pizza Hut

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PLANO, Texas, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Whether you’ve found your perfect match or are still swiping for that special someone, Pizza Hut is here to remind you that no relationship will leave you more satisfied than the one you have with cheese…pizza. In fact, according to recent survey1 more than 60% of Americans would rather stay… Read more »