A Happy Summer with Children

You LOVE your children and want to have fun and make good memories. But summer days can be a bit long. Here are a few ideas for activities for a happy summer with your favorite people. Print these, cut into slips, pick out the ones that work for your family and store in a cute container. When they finish their chores and are looking for things to do, here you go. 
Happy Summer!
(Republished from an earlier blog)

Welcome 2nd Hand Social

Thanks Kate at Second Hand Social for publishing a delightful article about my book and the second-hand items I like to use for holidays and photo props. Visit her website for inspiring fun and economical ways to express your creativity!


Out and About

Fun ways to get out and about during the summer


The whole wide world awaits your discovery and exploration, why not start this summer? An adventure in the great outdoors will introduce children to new and exciting information, places and people. Preparation and careful planning could include packing a basic first aid kit, plenty of water and healthy snacks for your explorers. Skip the sugary drinks and create infused fruit water by adding cut-up fresh fruits and/or berries to chilled water.


Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Why are we, as a society, enthralled with old? It’s ironic that a culture devoted to youth-worship  and surrounded by technology so advanced it is understood by relatively few; medicines, communication devices, transportation, weapons; the list goes on and on; and yet we look back.

Perhaps the appeal comes from a simpler time when dads went to work and moms stayed home. Maybe it is because it was all right to pray in school and when we saluted the flag we were honoring the power of our freedom and those who gave their lives to defend it.
It is heartening to remember a time when our priorities made natural sense and our nation was grateful and prayerful. Can we return to a place of sanity? Is there joy to be found on the road ahead? I think so if we are careful, kind, generous and live the values that have stood the test of time: honesty, chastity, benevolence, virtue, doing good; those espoused by Paul almost two thousand years ago.