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Summer Bucket List for Tweens & Teens – Free Family Printable

Summer bucket list - Over 100 ideas for tweens & teens, and adults too! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

A few years ago, I published a one-page summer bucket list that continues to be extremely popular for families, but it occurred to me this year, as I was planning the summer out for my own two kids, that the bucket list may not fit my now 12-year-old as well as it once did. I resolved to create a new, updated summer bucket list just for tweens and teens. I printed out my new Intentional Summer Planner and given the lists of activities to my big girl to peruse and revise. She crossed out the items she had already done … Read more

12 Secrets of a Fun Mom

How to be a fun mom - These simple and easy ideas will help any mother to be more involved with her children. Article full of life tips for parenting made easy and things to do with your kids. Great for a stay at home mom or any parent who wants more quality time with her kids.

My younger daughter doesn’t remember the time I spent as a stay-at-home mom, before I worked even part time. Neither does she remember the years during which I worked only at night so that I could be fully available to her and her older sister in the daytime. I’m sad that she doesn’t remember these times because they were fun times. We went to Hersheypark during the day and rode all the rides with no lines and swam in the pool until we were sunburned. We went to parks and played all afternoon and had picnics with friends. We spent … Read more

7 Tips for Creating an Intentional Summer

An Intentional Summer - Unique DIY summer planner for moms. Includes calendar pages, goals, bucket list, free cheap and frugal activities and other printable pages. Resource pack has lots of questions to guide your planning for the whole summer. Best resource for moms in the summer!

Today is the last day of May which means school will be out soon if it’s not already. Are your kids hanging out on the couch or in their beds, staring at screens all day? Mine are. The screens vex me. I don’t want my kids to spend their days and weeks staring at YouTube stupidity or watching inane TV shows. I want them to experience the zoo and campfires and nature studies. I want them to read good books and clean the cat boxes and exercise. Whether you are a working mom whose kids go to daycare or camps … Read more

4 Free Printable Easter Basket Scavenger Hunts for Kids of All Ages

Free printable active Easter basket scavenger hunt for Easter morning - A treasure hunt is a great way to find your Easter basket. These hunts for little kids and non-readers, big kids, tweens, and teens use pictures, rhymes, and riddles as clues. Awesome active fun for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary kids, middle schoolers, high schoolers, tweens, and teens. Great for families at home. Non-religious and Jesus-centered. Easy and challenging clues using both indoor and outdoor spaces.

  In 2016, my older daughter and I read Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter in which Pinkalicious and her brother get sent on a scavenger hunt by the Easter bunny. They end up in her bedroom, discovering a huge basket full of goodies. You can guess what is coming, right? Grace, who was 9 at the time, very quietly asked me if our Easter bunny might send her on a scavenger hunt. She knew that the Easter bunny wasn’t real by then, but she was still little enough to hope for some magic and fun on Easter morning. I gave a noncommittal “Maybe,” and … Read more

Fall Bucket List for Kids – Free Printable for Family Fun

Fall bucket list - Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults for the autumn season! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

Have you ever heard of a bucket list? I’m thinking that you probably have, thanks to the wonderful movie by the same name a few years ago (like eleven!), and its many incarnations all throughout social media. Just in case you haven’t, the bucket list is supposed to be a list of things you want to do “before you kick the bucket.” I’ve taken a little different spin on it, creating lists of things for families to do in the season that they’re in, fun things to enjoy before the world moves on to something else, before life changes too … Read more

The Ultimate List of Things for Tweens & Teens to Do When They’re Bored – 200+ Ideas & Printable

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on things for kids to do when they’re bored. It included a mammoth printable with over 200 ideas and suggestions for younger kids – maybe ages 4-10? – to do when they are bored. On it were lots of things including play hopscotch and experiment with seeds and make crayons in the sun. A few readers emailed me after that post to ask for a similar one for older kids – 10 and up – because, as a group, they are not usually interested in playing with Barbies or doing simple … Read more