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, you guys. And I don’t want my kids to waste their summers with their eyes glued to a screen.
I want an Intentional Summer.
We only have a few weeks together, where I get (yes, GET – someone remind me of that in August, okay?) to have both of my kids home with me all day every day, 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 outside adventures and creative play and late night card games and laughter-filled family time and meaningful memories.
But I think it will take a bit of planning. Or at least a massive resource of great ideas complete with things to do and books to read and places to go.
And that’s what I’ve got for you.
You’re invited to join The Intentional Summer Challenge!
What’s the Intentional Summer Challenge?
- The Intentional Summer Challenge is a summer-long challenge for moms who want to connect with their kids, strengthen their families, and make memories during the summer months.
What does the Intentional Summer Challenge include?
- A massive summer resource pack to provide you with a wealth of ideas for your kids on those long summer days.
- Book lists for all ages
- The best board games
- Free places to visit
- Cheap activities you can do on a budget
- And more!
- A how-to guide (+ printable posters!) for setting up thematic days each week to give your summer a little structure & routine.
- A printable 4-month calendar to help you create a loose plan for the summer.
- A Family Summer Bible Reading Plan with journaling pages for both kids and adults.
- Weekly emails for moms including ideas on creative ways to connect with your kids every single week.
How do I join the challenge?
- It’s easy (and FREE)! Just click here to sign up! You’ll get your Intentional Summer Resource Pack immediately, and access to a private resource library just for challengers!
Summer does not have to be overwhelming, or exhausting, friends. No, it does not. I believe summer can be restful, enjoyable, and meaningful – especially if we start spending our time looking into the faces of our children instead of scrolling through our neighbor’s instagram feed.
With a little planning (I’m talking LOOSE PLANNING here, people – it is summer, after all!) I think we can have a season full of fun, rest, and memories for the whole family.
Let’s do this, mommas! Who’s up for an intentional summer?
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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!