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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 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

10 Super Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

These 10 summer bored busters for boys and girls include rainy day activities, outside activities, crafts, and more! Your kids will love them!

Get your children busy doing fun and creative activities (instead of whining and complaining) with this list of summer boredom busters for kids. Are you hearing it yet? “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!” These words are like nails on a chalkboard to me. I know parents who give their kids extra chores when they say they’re bored. It’s like, “You don’t have enough to do? I’ll give you some stuff.” I really admire that, but I can’t get it to work in my house. My kids just look at me like I have three heads, and then they go off and … Read more

Super Science Summer – Summer Activities for Smart Kids

Things have been a little quiet around here. Partly, it’s been because I am working full-time and started a new business (I just can’t help myself.) selling Usborne Books. I love Usborne Books so much, and it was a natural fit for me. You know, because I have all this spare time. I digress. Anyway, I wanted to give you a little preview of what I have been working on when I’m not selling books or working at my real job. It’s the SUPER SCIENCE SUMMER. I am SO EXCITED about this. Seriously. Super Science Summer has a different science activity … Read more

6 Ways to Keep Bible Study in Your Lazy Summer

Ah, summer. I think it is the best time of the year, and I know a lot of you agree with me. The days are long and carefree, and the commitments are (hopefully) few. We come and go as we please, and we enjoy entire days spent at the pool or waterpark. Could it just be here already, please?! There is just one problem in the middle of these long, languid days. Where do you fit in intentional Bible study with your kids when you have no real schedule to follow? You don’t have to maintain a strict schedule all … Read more

9 Smart Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Summer is the time for playing, relaxing, going on vacation, and watching tv, right? Right? Not exactly. According to a 2001 study from the University of Missouri, kids lose an average of 2 months’ educational progress over the summer. 2 months! In other words, they have to relearn in September and October what they already learned in April and May (or May and June). The regression happens to homeschoolers and traditional schoolers alike. Kids seem to lose the most in math, but also often lose ground in reading and other subjects, as well. Don’t throw up your hands in despair … Read more