Last week I talked about getting organized for an intentional summer at Simple Mom; this week, I’m sharing a few more sanity savers to help you make the most of your summer.
If you’re still looking for more summer fun inspiration, be sure to check out this list of 101 Ways to Embrace Summer, with everything from crafts and activities to summer food and cool treats!
Make Ready-to-Go Arts & Crafts Boxes
As our girls have gotten older, we’ve found that they prefer arts & crafts over toys. I’m a huge believer in giving kids plenty of time for free art, but having an abundance of supplies at their fingertips can sometimes be overwhelming, resulting in a whole lot o’ mess and not a lot of creating.
source: John Davies
Today I’m posting over at Simple Mom about getting organized for an intentional summer:
Last year at this time, I was gearing up for a low-key, relaxed summer with my family, and my summer post on Simple Mom was all about making summer memories at home.
This year, however, our summer is busier — with activities, trips and plenty to do. I’ve been inspired by the summer bucket lists popping up all over the blogosphere as families are sharing their must-do activities for the season, and I’m looking forward to a fun and good-busy summer for our family.
Only you know which type of summer is better for your family. If you’re in the middle of a big transition (a new baby, new job, moving, etc.), then low-key may be best. Or maybe you’re feeling energized and adventurous, and you want to explore and go and do this summer. Neither approach is right or wrong, better or worse, but regardless of which type of summer you’re planning, the key is it be intentional about it.
Read all of my tips for a memorable summer over at Simple Mom…