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Top 5 Tips for Camping with Kids

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Family vacations are so important to me.  My fondest childhood memories are from vacations, and I wanted to create those sorts of memories with my own children.  One of the most popular types of family vacations is camping.  This summer my husband and I took our kiddos, 5-year-old Rowdy and 2-year-old Romy, camping in our travel trailer.  Although I’m more of a champagne and room service gal, I still had a lot of fun with the fam on our trip, even if I did feel hot and dirty for 4 days.  ;)  Here are my top 5 tips for camping with kids.

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Army Wife & Mother of Two Creates Warmth & Comfort as a New Business Owner

I absolutely love helping to tell other parents’ stories through the Kind Kiddo blog.  There are so many great families out there with great stories, cool jobs, unique situations and interesting things to say.  My latest subject has all of those amazing qualities and more.  Julie Benson is an Army wife, a mother of two – Graham is 3, and June is 9 months – and a business owner.  She owns Julie G. Benson Handmade and makes beautiful quilts, spending anywhere from 4-8 hours on each piece, y’all.  Her job and her family life are both so interesting and inspiring.  Ch-ch-check it out…
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KK  Hi Julie! Thank you so much for chatting with Kind Kiddo! We love stories about parents that have a unique situation, job or hobby. I’d say making and selling quilts while simultaneously raising two little ones and being an Army wife is not only unique, but super cool. How did you get started?
JGB  Hi Britney! Thank you very much for hosting me on your blog! Well, my path to quilting was pretty short. My mom gave me a machine to play around on a couple of years ago and as she did not live near me, I taught myself to sew watching YouTube videos and following many of the great handmade blogs out there. At first I just enjoyed small sewing projects, but then began making quilts as unique gifts. This past spring, when I started feeling the need to challenge myself creatively, a friend suggested that I form a small business to sell my quilts.
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