A Parent’s Guide To the Fourth of July 2018

Proud to be an American parent grappling with how to raise young children in 2018. Like most parents, I am juggling many metaphorical balls this summer. On top of trying to structure my kids’ summer vacation while managing Kentucky Family Fun, I am also trying to complete a certification in Project Management from Western Kentucky University, which involves intense study and nights of cramming. Why would I do that to myself? Well, committing to the class was a purposeful attempt to hit the reset button on our family’s life after 12 years of being tethered to a corporate life, which

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25 Things Kentucky Families are Doing This Summer In Frankfort

Looking to plan a staycation or to make the most of your time with your kids this summer? Cove Spring Park Don’t miss out on fun right at home. Explore your local area or make a trip to Frankfort to celebrate the 4th of July and knock out some activities on your summer bucket list. 1) Take to the Trails | along Penitentiary Branch at Cove Spring Park The pictures on the linked website do not do this park justice. We have many fond memories of hiking this park fover the last 10 years. Bring your yoga mat to the park

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Ways to celebrate 100 years with Fort Knox

It’s time to celebrate the centennial of the establishment of Fort Knox. So much history and an amazing part of the commonwealth of Kentucky! 1. 4th of July Celebration- Every year Fort Knox has one of the best 4th of July celebrations around! With Kids activities, food tents, live music from Tony and the tan lines, and an outstanding fireworks display, Fort Knox is an ideal place to celebrate America’s Independence Day! The 4th of July event is held at Brooks Field. Also, the highly coveted centennial Fort Knox T-shirt will be for sale at this event. 2. Centennial 5K

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20 Things Kentucky Families are Doing This Summer In Irvine

Looking to plan a staycation?  Want to make the most of your time with your kids this summer and explore Kentucky?   50 distinctive quilt patterns can be found on barns all over Estill County. Don’t miss out on fun right here at home.  Explore your local area or make a trip to Estill County  to complete your summer break to-do list. 1) Explore the Back Roads | by taking a country drive on the Quilt Trail 2) Enjoy the Small Things in life | at the Estill County Library Lego Club at 4pm on Thursdays 3) Bathe in Nature | at the Lily Mountain Nature Preserve

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5 Last Minute Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day

Haven’t decided on how to celebrate Father’s Day?  Don’t sweat it!  Here are 5 last minute ways to make the most of the day in Kentucky.   1) Celebrate World Cup: In our house, nearly everything stops for World Cup. Only the lawn and beard grow when Futbol reigns.  That’s ok!  It’s a time for making memories as the dad in our house heads to the lawn to kick the ball around with the kids between games.  Does this sound familiar or at least something you think the dad in your life would enjoy?  Make Father’s Day an opportunity to

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Uniquely Kentucky: Lawrenceburg Chicken Swap

Uniquely Kentucky Family Experience What do you think of when someone says the word Kentucky?  I think it would be fair to say that for many Kentuckians, basketball comes to mind.  It would be a lot easier for me if I could say the same. I am a transplant and I was raised as a farmer’s daughter in a family of women.  I didn’t follow many sports teams growing up.  What I tend to associate with Kentucky would be the landscape, people and traditions. Now that we have settled permanently in Kentucky, I hope to set down roots and give

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25 Things Kentucky Families Will Be Doing This Summer In Danville

  Looking to plan a staycation or make the most of your time with your kids this summer?   Don’t miss out on fun right at home.  Explore your local area or make a trip to Danville to complete your summer break to do list. 1) Take to the trails | at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge 2) Enjoy the small things in life | at The Great American Dollhouse Museum  Read our review here. 3) Wait for the peach truck | at Ace Hardware and Appliances on June 22nd 4) Birdwatch | at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge (it is here twice, we really

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Let’s Go Swimming Kentucky

Places to go swimming / waterparks in Kentucky It’s summertime and you know what that means… it’s time to go swimming. Question is, are you looking to try a new watering hole? Are you planning a day trip to explore your home state? Consider diving into one or more of these Kentucky Public Pools. For the purpose of this post, public pool is defined by any pool open to the general public with or without a charge and without a membership requirement. Prices and information subject to change, please check with the venue to any updates. Eastern Kentucky Kentucky Splashpark

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Corvette Museum in Bowling Green

We recently took a road trip down to the Corvette Museum to celebrate my son’s birthday. The Corvette Museum is located in Bowling Green, KY, an easy hour and a half drive from Louisville. We arrived around 10:30am (they are on Central Time Zone) and we were happy to find out that the Corvette Rides had no wait (this is an extra cost on top of the museum price and a waiver needs to be signed). There were 3 cars to choose from and one child picked the 1966 Rally Red Convertible 327 and the other chose the 1979 Corvette

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