This summer you contributed over 230 comments! We enjoyed reading your suggestions for best place to hike and your family’s favorite things to grill. Here were a few of our favorite comments from readers:
On ways to beat boredom and summer anxiety Barbara shared:
Our favorite boredom buster is playing active family games with a funny flair like 1 handed croquet or kids vs adults ladder ball.
On being grateful for summer Rachel wrote:
So grateful to be able to spend time with my kids this summer. We do something together everyday, from hiking to playing checkers. Time is going so fast, enjoy those small moments in life.
On transitioning to high school from middle school, Holly commented:
This is a helpful article – I wish I would have information like that last year. :-) My son was a freshman and we were expecting the worst, but were pleasantly surprised to find out that high school was much better for him in many ways!
For our final giveaway this summer, we want to hear your suggestions for improving our blog, what you topics you want to know about and how we can make next year even better.
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And just because it’s time to go back to school, doesn’t mean the fun stops here. We’re busy getting new topics ready to share with you this fall. Our e-newsletter will switch back to a monthly digest. You can visit the blog anytime or get daily updates from us on Facebook or Twitter. We hope you will continue to share your comments throughout the year.
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