Tag: Summer

How to Reset Your Family Rhythm After Summer

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As the carefree days of summer wind down, our family looks forward to creating a new family rhythm. It’s a tradition of sorts. One that consists of setting new schedules and boundaries as the children grow and mature. A chance to have some “do-overs” and make new memories. During this annual reset, God always gives… Read more

Let Them Be Bored: How to Help Your Kids Benefit from Boredom

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Every now and then, I reminisce about Trash Can Basketball. Have you played?  My cousin, Brock, made it up one summer when our parents were busy battling it out in an extended-family Canasta tournament and we kids were left to entertain ourselves.  Here’s how it goes:  Find yourself an empty bedroom with an empty trashcan… Read more

Minno Family Summer Games Activity Pack

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The Summer Olympics are back and to celebrate we’ve created the Minno Family Summer Games! We want to help your family take a break from all of the stress that’s come with the season just been through and thoughts about going back-to-school.  Download and print our Minno Family Summer Games Pack to plan your own… Read more

How to Talk to Your Kids About Independence Day

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Americans love a reason to celebrate! Is there any other national holiday that is quite as exciting as the 4th of July? Close your eyes and think about the many Independence Days you have celebrated. What comes to mind? Barbecues, sunshine, lemonade, the feeling of grass beneath your feet, horseshoes, pie-eating contests, hot dogs, swimming,… Read more

Everyday Summer Celebrations

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“I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes… Read more

Minno Family Staycation Guide

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Well, it’s official! Summer is here, and for many families, a vacation sounds like the perfect break after a year-long lockdown. However, after the plane tickets, food costs, hotel stays, and transportation, a family getaway can easily turn into a very expensive excursion.  Enter staycations! Last year as the pandemic halted travel, many families looked… Read more