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Summer has arrived and you may be looking forward to a vacation, or days relaxing at home with the kids — well, as much as you can with all the cooking, cleaning and entertaining that still needs to be done!
To make sure you have the most wonderful summer possible, take a look at this selection of articles that can help you make the most of these season — whether you’re on vacation, sticking close to home, or trying to make the days tolerable for everyone while you work!
Keep teens busy
Parents often feel guilty that their older children are not making the most of their vacations. With this series of challenges they’ll be kept busy in a fruitful manner that will keep everyone content.
Sometimes we can be a little anxious if our kids aren’t being considerate with others, especially our neighbors who might have to put up with endless yard noise. So take a look at these essential manners to instill in your kids so everybody can make the most of summertime.
If you’re going away on a long journey, take these tips into account. They won’t just help you to keep your sanity, they’ll also keep you safe.
Adopt a continental touch
If you’re not able to travel, especially abroad, allow yourself to be influenced by our Gallic friends. The French really know how to make the most of the summer months so resolve to adopt some of their habits!
Have family fun!
Look to your European neighbors for some fun-filled activities. These slightly crazy sports will have you laughing while you all keep fit.
Indulge in a little summer cheer
If you’re entertaining and want to offer beverages that go back to Roman times, look to these sangria recipes full of the taste of summer. (Just make sure you don’t go swimming if you’ve been drinking.)
Keep safe and cool
If you need to wear a mask in hotter temperatures, look to this guide on how to keep as cool as possible while protecting yourself and others.
Go to church
While you may already be a church regular, here’s another reason to go more often. The French government actually encouraged people to visit churches in rising temperatures as they are one of the coolest places to be. (Although we’ve always known that!)
Stay spiritually healthy
While you may be enjoying some much-needed summer fun, don’t forget to nourish your spiritual health this summer. Keep Scripture close to your heart with these pertinent, short quotes.