EP 153: Simple Summer Schedules

Mom, I’m booooored! Oh, the challenge of scheduling just enough fun things so you make good memories and keep everyone busy enough and not over-scheduling and wearing everyone out. Summer is a great time to slow down and let our kids get a little bored, for sure, but we all know that too much unplanned activity can lead to sibling fights, too much screen time and a summer that passes without purpose.

In this episode, we’re talking about how to make the best use of the time we have this summer. How we can practically set a schedule that works for us and our family, helps us create the memories we want to make and provides a framework for intentionality.

Scheduling Tips:

-get your family involved in the summer plans; brainstorm fun things you want to do together in the summer

-talk with your kids about summer rhythms, trips and expectations; the conversation on the front end is key

-give kids jobs and projects

-set goals

-let people help; if the grandparents want to take them for a couple of nights, let them!

Little kid tips:

-have a boredom buster jar

-have each kid do 5 things before screens

-get out early

-don’t feel like you have to do something every day

Big kid tips:

-be fun mom one day each week

-it’s fun to do stuff with friends but it’s also okay just to go as your family

-have one screen free day each week


Ephesians 5: 15-16

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 

Ephesians 5:15–16 in the King James Version says, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” 


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