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We are on countdown in our house — only 9 more school days left for us!

Yep, only 9 days, 4 finals, 3 school activities and 1 graduation event — then we can enjoy sleeping in, long days without schedules, fun day trips and some relaxing time to connect.


I do love summer!

Yes, some days are longer than others and the kids do get bored by mid-July — but we wouldn’t trade it for the world!

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The weather’s getting warmer, the kids are out of school and the farmer’s markets are open — summer is here!

Now that the kids have been on break for a few weeks, the initial excitement of summer has worn off and we are all looking for some fun things to do.  

The goal parents:  to fight off the dreaded “I’m bored” comment and keep them away from the screen long enough to make a few memories.

And boy do we have a list for you — the Ultimate Kansas City Bucket List for summer fun!

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 “I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Revolution Foods. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

There’s something about lunch and summertime that just doesn’t seem to jive in our house. 

During the school year, my husband takes on the lunch duties with some help from the kids (they pack their own fruit & snack each day).  So sandwiches are always prepared the night before (I have a great hubby!).

Then summer hits and the idea of doing something in advance goes out the window for me 🙂 

I mean, it’s summer, right?!  No schedules, live-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of days.


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This content is sponsored by Kohl’s as a part of their #DestinationSummer campaign.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions (and crazy comments) are always my own.

This week, I’m excited to be working with Kohl’s and some truly amazing bloggers on the #DestinationSummer project

In addition to their Pinterest Virtual Road Trip, Kohl’s also has a great in store campaign taking place this summer called “FindYourYes”. 

The idea is to find what matters to you. 

For us parents, a huge ‘Yes’ is our kids.

But while I was watching the #FindYourYes video and thinking about my kids, I began to wonder – what’s their “Yes”; what are the things that matter to my kids?

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