Here are six steps to fully enjoy the rest of the season:
Megan Heep, a Chicago mother of three, builds summer fun around crafts. "I try to come up with new projects for the kids in the summer. Sometimes I have an idea in advance but often I end up leafing through a preschool activity book at the last minute or looking up an idea on someone’s blog and finding an activity that doesn’t require any special preparation."
"We are still pretty nap-focused," says Heep. "So, even though it would be great to just be outside all summer, we still have to spend time at home (especially the baby)."
Good summer planning will make great memories, deepen the relationships with each child and teach values that will last for many summers to come. Knowing what is really important gives you a great chance to prevent ‘the summer that got away.’
Letitia Suk is a writer, speaker and life coach living in Evanston with her husband, Tom. They are the parents of four grown children.
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