Summer. The word conjures up images of lightness, of warm breeze, of lakes, of hammocks.

It’s peaceful. It’s comforting. It’s relaxing.

And then the truthbomb lands.

Our delicate family routine has been ruptured.

The kids need entertaining.

All they want is screen. And that, if we work, our grind looks much the same all year round.

So, what can you do to integrate that feeling of summer into the almost same ‘ole routine?

And how can you do it all – the work and the play – without feeling guilty?

A few weeks ago, I hopped on a call with Abundant Mama’s very own Shawn Fink. She’s an expert at this sort of thing and shared some of her wisdom with me on how to set yourself up for an intentional summer that is worth savoring.

I know I’ll be taking some of her strategies on board!

I also thought I’d share with you some of my favorite summer blogs…

So grab an ice tea or some chilled wine and take a bit of me time to set yourself up right for summer!