I thought we'd try something a little different this summer -- I'm up for a challenge, how about you?
We usually share a 'summer bucket list' on the blog with ideas for things to do during the next three months.
But when I went back to look at some of our most read summer posts, I learned that the 34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent this Summer was by far one of the most popular.
It's not surprising when I think about it -- the post is a list of simple ways to make memories with your kids.
And isn't that what we really want to do as parents.
When you get right down to it, the goal many of us have for summertime is to create memories.
Activities the kids will remember fondly years later.
Special moments they talk about when you least expect it.
Things that will inspire them to do the same with their kids.
Our parents & grandparents did so many of them with us -- catching fireflies, making a blade of grass whistle, making tin can 'phones', taking us on simple family outings.
There's something about simplicity and summertime that just feels right.
Kind of like butter on a warm piece of toast :)
So instead of sharing a bucket list this year, we're sharing ideas for making memories.
And the best part -- none of them will cost you a dime!