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Tagged With: The Best Summer Ever

How to Cure the Mid-Summer Blues

It’s the middle of summer. My kids are getting tired of each other and tired of me. They are finding it more and more difficult to entertain themselves. This is the time of the summer when I often start looking longingly at the calendar, wondering when school starts. Everyone’s patience is thin and growing thinner … Continue reading »

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Making the Most of History

I grew up in the suburbs of Boston. History surrounded us. The American Revolution started on the greens of Concord and Lexington, just a few miles from my house. Sam Adams, John Hancock and John Adams walked the streets of Boston. Paul Revere’s house is still there. The events surrounding the founding of our country … Continue reading »

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The Best Summer Ever: A Trip to the Pool

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to spend lazy afternoons at the pool. It’s cool and refreshing in the middle of a hot and humid Kansas summer. Because we have pool passes, it’s also cheap. The perfect combination. We go to the pool so often that the trip often becomes … Continue reading »

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The Best Summer Ever: A Trip to the Zoo

My younger daughter and I are off to the zoo today. Even though I often feel as though I already live in a zoo, I love to go to the zoo. A trip to the zoo is always a fun summertime activity, but we can take that trip to the zoo and turn it into … Continue reading »

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Day 14: Don’t Forget to Rest (and a giveaway)

Today is the last day of The Best Summer Ever Series. Hopefully, you have a binder full of great ideas for your summer. You’ve planned places to go, things to teach, character qualities to emphasize and projects to do. All of those things are important, but don’t forget something that’s equally important this summer — … Continue reading »

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Day 4: Make a Schedule and a Budget

Summer should be a time of lazy days and laughter, water fights and bike rides, movie nights and vacations. Summer is a time to make memories and share experiences. It’s a time to learn new things and revel in the wonder of an amazing God. But, too often, we start the season off with big … Continue reading »

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Day 3: Get the Kids Involved

Have you ever planned something you thought your kids would love and had it turn out to be a dismal failure? For whatever reason, your kids didn’t think it was nearly as much fun as you thought they would? I remember planning an elaborate birthday party for my older daughter when she turned 6. I … Continue reading »

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Day 2: Setting Summer Goals

One of the first things my girls learned when they started playing soccer and hockey was to keep their heads up. You see, a person’s natural tendency is to look at their feet when they are learning to dribble a ball or stickhandle a puck, but when you put your head down, you can’t see … Continue reading »

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