Kids, Summer

Summer Goals – Fun & Family

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My kids and I have been using the Summer Bucket List and Laura’s tips to create some summer goals.

With everything going on in our lives right now, fun needs to be at the top of the list. It’s just my kids and I this summer, so we have all the time in the world to get these (and more!) done.

**We are participating in the Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. Once a week, we will go pick out new books, read them and record our minutes. (We are also recording minutes for their school’s reading challenge).

**At least once a week, we will be going swimming at a beach. I’m not a huge fan of sand but the kids have fun and on these 90* days, being at the lake is just what’s needed.

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**There are some new exhibits at the local zoo this year. We are hoping to get out there soon – on a nice cool morning. I am thinking about putting together a scavenger-hunt type activity for the kids to do, at least the first time through the zoo. Last summer, we were there at least once a week, mostly just to play at their awesome playground.

Most of all…

Family is everything to me. Growing up, we weren’t the closest family. But now that I have kids, that makes it easier to just relax and not worry about life so much while the grandparents are having quality time with my girls.

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My goal is to get up to my parents’ house at least twice a month. There is so much for my kids to do and they love it there. I love that I get to watch my kids make memories with their grandparents – the same memories I have of my grandparents – and new ones. My dad (Papa, to my kids) takes them fishing, and we always have a campfire going, just in case we want a s’more or a hot dog.

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What are your Summer Goals? 

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Beth is a single mom, Down syndrome advocate, writer of unpublished YA fiction, hobbyist photographer, planner addict and coffee drinker. She lives in the Brainerd Lakes Area with her three daughters. She enjoys fishing with her girls, bacon, re-reading the Harry Potter series and binge-watching Parks & Rec while eating s’mores. She writes at Beth Hardinger Blog.

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