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Mom’s Ultimate List of Summer Hacks, Tips, & Tricks

These genius summer tips and hacks are perfect for adults and kids, men, women, girls, and boys. Ideas for popsicles, s'mores, beach, drinks, and more. Awesome tricks for parents including mom!

Summer is here! Can you hear me stretching out the heeeeeeere? It is now, and I am so excited. I am excited because summer for us is simultaneously busy and wide open. I plan a lot of stuff for my girls during the daytime (camps and such), but the weekends and evenings are filled with ice cream and gardening and catching fireflies and lazing poolside. It’s the best. I planned out our summer this year using my Intentional Summer Planner, and I would encourage you to do the same. It gives you the opportunity to choose a heart goal for … Read more

What to Pack in Your Pool Bag – Free Printable Checklist

What to pack in your pool bag - A day at the swimming pool is fun and relaxing, but only if you know how to pack for it! This free printable checklist will get you there prepared for whatever happens.

A Pool Bag? What about Hersheypark? If you’ve been around Feels Like Home a while, you know that we have had season passes to Hersheypark for many years. We have long enjoyed the rides and the pools. Unfortunately, over the last year or so, we started to walk around sort of aimlessly. We still loved the waterpark, but we only rode a handful of rides, and the kids were kind of over the whole thing. Two years ago, we talked about not renewing our passes but did. This past year, we decided not to. Since we had some extra money … Read more

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

Summer Bucket List for Kids – Free Family Fun Printable

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

Many years ago, I made a summer bucket list for like five years in a row, except I never ever called it a bucket list. But it was the same thing. In 2017, I decided to make a bucket list for each season starting with winter. You can download my winter bucket list and spring bucket list elsewhere on this site. Now that summer is right around the corner, I am posting my summer bucket list. As a full-time working mom and a mom blogger, I have to be really intentional about spending time with my kids. If I’m not … Read more

The 40 Best Audiobooks for Kids and Families

Wow, such a great list! These are the best audiobooks for kids and families! There are so many new and classic books here, definitely something for everyone for road trips or just listening at home. All roadtrips are better with audio books! Everything from fun books to serious ones. Great to listen with your parents.

Whenever we are in the car, my family is listening to audiobooks. It’s just the way we roll. We have listened to dozens of them in the last few years. I know a lot of people let their kids watch movies in the car, and that is all well and good, but why would you watch a movie when you could listen to the same story in the much richer, more creative, more inspiring form in which it was originally written? In a couple of weeks, we are going on a 510-mile (each way) car trip. Google maps says it should … Read more

Our 2014 Summer To Do List

I know you’ve been looking forward to my fifth annual Summer To Do List! (Here’s 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.) I have never, and will never, call this a Bucket List (even though everyone else seems to be calling them that these days). I’ve always heard Bucket List used as a list of things to do before you kick the bucket, and I don’t plan on doing that any time soon. This is our To Do List. And we plan on doing each item. I wasn’t going to do a To Do list this year, given the fact that we’re using The Confident Mom’s Summer … Read more