Category Archives: summer

12 Tips to Keep Your Summertime Organized


by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Excerpted and adapted with permission from The Original Simple Mom’s Ideas Book (Simple Pleasures Press, 2015).


7d317b55917e0dfaa9f33a4325f0d16dJust because life is a bit more relaxed during the lazy days of summer doesn’t change the fact that we still need to know where things are and keep them handy.

Here are some simple tips to keep your summertime activities and supplies running smoothly: Continue reading

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200+ Summertime Boredom Busters for Kids


by Deborah Taylor-Hough
Excerpted and adapted with permission from
The Original Simple Mom’s Idea Book (Simple Pleasures Press, 2015).


104b9375e8f945d7b4b5afd764e84d27We always tried not to use the phrase “I’m bored!” in our home while the kids were growing up.  Consequently, we didn’t hear our kids complaining about being bored during those long days at home during the summer months. But I have to admit that we were still an incredibly normal family, so even without the “b-word” in their vocabulary, there were still those times when my three children were at a total loss for something constructive to do. Continue reading