Can you believe that summer is right around the corner?
When I was growing up, I loved summer. The days full of swimming at my best friend’s house, all the books I got to read, the late nights and the fireworks and the family time.
Summer was good times.
As a mom, I look back at the summers of my growing up years and see a stark difference between how I spent my childhood and how my kids could be spending theirs.
When I was young, there were no kindles. No iPads. No toddlers with cell phones.
We played outside. We rode bikes. We started card games at the kitchen table after dinner. We talked and made popcorn and spent hours putting together puzzles or attempting to finish another never-ending game of monopoly.
Summer is coming, friends.
And I don’t want my kids to waste their summers with their eyes glued to a screen.
And if I’m honest, I don’t want MY eyes glued to a screen all summer, either.
(We’ve all done enough of that over the last couple of years, and I’m over it.)
I want to figure out what matters to us this summer, and make space for it.
I want to spend time connecting with my people instead of connecting to the internet.
I want to slow down and do things that fill my soul, and I want my family members to be able to do the same.
We only have a few weeks together, where I get to have both of my kids home with me all day every day (without schoolwork to do!), and I want to make the most of every single day.
Don’t you want that, too?
I think we can do it.
I think we can have an Intentional Summer, full of adventures and creative play and late night card games and laughter-filled family time and meaningful memories.
But I know it will take a bit of planning. A bit of forethought. And maybe a massive resource complete with things to do and books to read and places to go.
And that’s where I’ve got us all covered.
If you want to make this summer one you spend connecting with your kids and building up your family, I’d love to give you our 2022 Intentional Summer Planning Guide! (Yep, it’s totally FREE!!)
What does the Intentional Summer Planning Pack include?
- A thoughtful workbook to help you figure out what you truly NEED this summer, and then thoughtfully choose a shared focus for the entire family.
- Bright, colorful planning pages to help you plan and display lists covering…
– Summer Fun
– Summer Reading
– Summer Movies
– Daily Plan
– Weekly Schedule
– Ways to Earn Money (specifically for the kids)
– To Do Before Screens (specifically for the kids)
– and more!
- A printable 4-month calendar to help you create a flexible plan for the summer months.
The workbook is really unique and maybe my favorite part – it’s designed to help you and your family (yep – every single member of your family!) determine what’s really important to you this summer, and give you a solid strategy for making that actually happen
That’s my kid, writing out HER version of summer fun on one of our Intentional Summer Planning Guide Kid Worksheets!
Are you ready?
Friend, it’s not too early to start thinking about making the MOST of your summer as a family! You can do it! Get started right now.
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You can help us reach more people than we ever could on our own – and together we can help tons of families this summer! Thank you so much for sharing!
Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!