Only 10 Summers Left

Only 10 Summers Left

How to make the most out of summer

The other day I was sitting down with my son. We were talking about summertime and how quickly it is approaching. Him and I were talking and we realized that there are only 18 summers in their childhood and 8 of those have already passed by. I literally have 10 more summers with my oldest before he goes off and does whatever he wants with his life. In that short time period, I’ve created a bucket list of things I’d love to do with him and my other children. Time goes SO fast! I hate how fast it goes, but I also want to make the most of it.

Outdoor tips

Camping Trip- One thing I’d like to do with my kids at least every other year is a big camping trip during the summer. I want to go full out camping with them with no distractions. In today’s world, electronics are everywhere, so it’s nice to unplug when we can. Plus, camping is such an awesome experience. It builds character and lots of memories.

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Trips to the Local Park- Bucket lists don’t have to be long and unobtainable. Something we added to our bucket list was making sure we go to the park as much as possible. I’ve noticed that we have some awesome parks around here, so it only makes sense to make sure we go and visit them. My kids are still young enough to enjoy the park and for that I’m thankful. In my opinion, we don’t make enough effort to go to the local parks, but that is going to change!

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Spending Time Baking and Cooking- My kids love to help me cook, but we are usually heading out the door somewhere, so we don’t get that chance. Another thing we’ve added to our summer bucket list is to make sure we spend as much time possible baking and cooking. Not only does baking and cooking teach my kids a lot, it also is a great way to spend time with them. Sometimes my kids cook better creations than I can!

Family travel

Midweek Adventures- Since my kids aren’t being held to a schedule this summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to go on midweek adventures. Check out this deal that we’ve utilized before and plan on doing so more this summer! At the Homestead Resort, you can stay during the summer can vacation mid-week where you stay one night and you get the second night, or a second room half off.

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Movie Nights Together- I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE movie nights. I plan on having lots of moonlight movie nights with my kiddos this summer. And I vouch to buy mosquito repellent so those little blood suckers don’t ruin our outdoor movie sessions.

Having a bucket list with your child is a smart idea. I think the world is so busy and life goes to fast that it’s important to make those small moments matter.

Do you have anything you’d add to your bucket list with your kids? How many summers do you have left with your children? Make it count!



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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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