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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take a Summer Break from Church

We wouldn’t expect our bodies to stay healthy if we binged on sugar or never exercised. We can’t expect our souls to stay healthy either when we don’t feed our spirits the Word of God and experience Him in deep community -- even over the summer!

Heat Stroke Treatment and Prevention

With summer temperatures soaring as they are, it's important to know the typical symptoms of heat stroke. Knowing both the indications and treatments for heat stroke can be a life-saver!

15 Fun Summer Dates for You and Your Spouse

Research shows time and again that those married couples who date regularly, and furthermore, try new activities together, tend to have more meaningful relationships.

Here are some fun romantic ideas that will encourage time together that will hopefully create lifelong memories.

8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level

Here are some fresh ideas to serve crowd-pleasing foods and drinks that'll go a long way toward a successful gathering, brunch, pool party or backyard bash.

How to Have a Summer Vacation the Budget-Friendly Way

Pretty much anyone can have an amazing vacation if they have unlimited funds to spend, but what’s the fun in that? It is possible to have a perfectly splendid time on a tight budget.

Here are some fun ideas for you and your family!

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

5 Teen Parenting Tips That Will Save Your Sanity This Summer

I hope these lessons will help you as you embark on yet another summer of long, monotonous days. Here are a few parenting tips to help your bored teen stay motivated and busy this summer.

Summer Fun for the Not-So-Slim

Summer fun is not reserved for the young, tan, fit mom. It’s for every mom who’s playing in the sand, not thinking about how she looks while doing it.
I don’t owe my kids a hot mom, but I do owe them a joyful one, every summer, no matter my size or shape.

Unleash Your Inner Home Chef

With the kids at home this summer, the pressure is on to maintain fun and variety in the kitchen, so meals don’t get boring. Here are some fun tips to add a little diversity to your family’s daily menu!

5 Tips to Stretch Your Summer Travel Budget

Many travel experts are predicting a surge in travel this summer.  While popular destinations are welcoming visitors, the uptick in traffic plus higher prices may translate into more expensive travel.

If you’re planning a trip this summer, learn how to incorporate some smart spending strategies with these tips.

Create a Family-Friendly 'Staycation'

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime – and making it a family affair – can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.”
Help battle boredom and get the whole family involved with these fun and engaging activities

3 Tips for Creating a Summer of Unplugged Fun

Between school, work and entertainment, it can seem like your family's faces are glued to the screen!  Technology is fine, but your children also need some stretches of unplugged learning and fun. 

Here are some tips for creating non-screen fun as a family.

This Summer, a Bible Reading Challenge for Busy Families

For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?  I know what you're thinking - Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
 
It is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. Here's how to set the right expectations and a solid plan.

5 Staycation Ideas to Wrap Up Summer

Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a few more staycation plans in your home or around town.

Here are 5 fun creative staycation ideas to wrap up the summer...

10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

Learning All Summer Long: Fun, brain-boosting activities for kids

Lazy summer days may sound refreshing to parents, however, they may be detrimental to their children’s educational advancement. Parents can help their children avoid this “summer slide” by reinvigorating creativity, innovation and education during the summer.

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. Here are some recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

A Simply Sensational Sizzlin' Summer

Whipping up some grilled grub is one of the true joys of summer!  Spice things up with Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream, coupled with a side of Roasted Potatoes, then cap off with Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets.

5 Fun, Educational Summer Activities for Kids

Summer may be a break from formal education, but keeping kids excited about learning can be an easy way to keep them active and engaged instead of zoned out on screen time. Here are some ways to encourage your kids to keep learning while school is out with these fun and educational summer activities.

How to Plan for a Future Vacation

After a long year stuck at home, now may be the perfect time to start thinking about a family vacation! Consider these tips for planning a future trip – even if you’re not certain exactly when you’ll take it.

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