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The Ultimate List of 150 Screen-Free Summer Activities for Kids & Teens

The ultimate list of screen-free activities for kids and teens - These are the best things to do when you're bored during the summer, on weekends, or anytime. Fun, simple, and easy play ideas for parents, children, and students. Great for rainy days, outside days, learning, eating, getting active, and more. Perfect for at home but could be adapted for school.

My kids are home all. the. time. except when I send them off to camp in the summer. Because I work full-time from home, not for myself but for a large company, I need peace and quiet most of the day. This means no coming into my home office proclaiming, “I’m bored, Mom!” This means no sitting in my home office whining. This also means no fighting and general noise. In short, it means that my kids need to be occupied in relatively quiet, self-directed activities for all or nearly all of the  work day. I’m willing to bet that … Read more

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

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

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