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Posts tagged "summer"
Reality Check

Reality Check

Summer is half over, and Allyson Reynolds finally made it to the library with her kids (for the first time). Needless to say, her best-laid plans to create a meaningful, productive summer for her children haven't exactly come to fruition. But that's OK!
Summer Must-Haves

Summer Must-Haves

I've been collecting the very best ideas for making summertime wonderful for our families (and I'd love for you to add YOUR ideas to the list).
Working TOGETHER to Create a Strong Family Culture - Episode 56

Working TOGETHER to Create a Strong Family Culture – Episode 56

In this podcast, April and Eric Perry share ideas for establishing a family culture that works.
5 Tips For Keeping Tweens and Teens Busy During the Summer

5 Tips For Keeping Tweens and Teens Busy During the Summer

Keeping tweens and teens busy during the summer can be challenging--they need more than just one pool day after another. Allyson Reynolds knows a big part of summer fun for teens and tweens can actually be found in challenging, meaningful experiences, and she has five great ways to keep tweens and teens happy and productive...
Our Best Summer Posts

Our Best Summer Posts

Whatever your family size, age, and personality, we can help make this summer your family's best yet!
Top 5 Things To Miss (or NOT Miss) About Summer

Top 5 Things To Miss (or NOT Miss) About Summer

The end of summer is always bittersweet for me. While I am certainly ready to settle back into a tighter schedule that includes a few afternoons a week to myself, I’m also feeling a little bummed out that our summer is coming to an end.
Putting Down the Whistle: Four Ways to Help Your Children Get Along

Putting Down the Whistle: Four Ways to Help Your Children Get Along

Summertime generally means more family time. But does it also mean more sibling squabbling? If you feel like you're spending your summer playing referee, Amanda Hamilton Roos has some new roles for you to play to end (or at least minimize!) the fighting.
July Make A Difference Challenge: A Service Scavenger Hunt

July Make A Difference Challenge: A Service Scavenger Hunt

What kids don’t just love a scavenger hunt? The idea behind this challenge is that instead of collecting objects, everyone will provide an act of service.
Creating Memories Through Vacation Traditions

Creating Memories Through Vacation Traditions

Families can form some of the best trip memories from small traditions. Keep in mind it's just not the fun you’ll have at your destination, but the fantastic memories you can make before you even get there! Read on for some great ideas for fun on the road.
The Swing of Summer

The Swing of Summer

Now that summer is in full swing, I’m guessing most mothers already have a game plan in place for the upcoming months. But before you fill your calendar to overflowing with every summer camp available, I have a few thoughts that I hope will get you excited about this rare time when you get your children...
What a Hands-Free Summer Looks Like

What a Hands-Free Summer Looks Like

Perhaps you've seen it elsewhere, but if not, here's Rachel Stafford's amazing essay on keeping our priorities straight during the summer...
The Blessings of a Slow Summer

The Blessings of a Slow Summer

My children will only be young once and summers don’t last forever. This summer I am committed to 'treasure the doing’ of the ‘little things in life.’ I’m determined to make it a summer to remember.