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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

You Are Vexing Me.

Grace splashing

This afternoon, I was playing with the kids in our luxurious 6-inch deep swimming pool with the yard sale Little Tykes slide perched over the side. We’re living the big life, seriously. I kid. That pool and our air conditioning get us through all the days in between our Hersheypark visits. The temperature reached 94 degrees in Harrisburg yesterday, and we were outside from 2 until 4 pm (that’s the hottest part of the day for you non-earth science majors) because I’m not that smart. The water was as warm as bath water and not at all refreshing, so I … Read more


One of our best friends has an amazing swimming pool; we spend many of our summer days there. Some of my favorite memories summer after summer are made at her home. It’s the perfect combination: good friends, good food, and a lot of laughter. Some time this summer, Grace discovered that she could reach the bottom in the shallow end of the pool. Since then, she hasn’t wanted to wear her swimmies, replacing them almost all of the time with a simple pink inner tube. Her confidence doesn’t end with the inner tube. Can you tell what she’s doing with … Read more

Fun at the Swimming Pool

I love the summer. Our biggest concerns these days are whether or not to wear sunglasses into the pool… whether or not to help Joe when pool toys attacks… which swimsuit to wear… and the formidable opponents in the shallow end. These are the days. Happily submitted to PhotoStory Friday, Give Me Your Best Shot, Finer Things Friday, Just for the Joy of It, The Inspired Room, and I’m Lovin’ It Fridays