My monthly column is up at Simple Mom, and I’m sharing three ideas for making the most of a low-key summer at home:
For many people, summertime is a busy season of lessons, camps, activities and outings. If that works for your family, great! But if it leaves you stressed and frazzled, there’s nothing wrong with taking a more laid back approach to summer.
Here are three ideas to make the most of your low-key summer, without sacrificing the memory making or learning opportunities that we associate with being on the go.
1. Cook Together
A lot of summertime recipes are inherently kid friendly because there are so many salads and easy-to-prepare options. Whether you’re making a traffic light sandwich, a simple pasta salad or a traditional fruit or veggie salad, get kids involved in the kitchen. Not only will they learn lifelong skills, but you’ll create a ton of memories in the process.