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3 Critical Goals To Tackle This Summer

Since we’re half way though the year, I figured what better time than now  to breath some life back into my family’s initial 2013 resolution. Summer time is perfect because I have almost 3 months to reprogram our habits in hopes that by September we would be well on our way to being a healthier and happier family. So besides our regular summer activities of trips to the beach, Amusement park, Fireworks, Carnival Fun, Bowling, Berry Picking, Family Movie Night, Backyard BBQ, Backyard Water Play, etc I created 3 critical Goals I want us to accomplish as a family before the kids head back to school in September.

  1. Family Dinner – Having a nightly family dinner has been on my to do list since the beginning of time and I have failed at every attempt. I am praying  this is the summer I finally get it right. Studies have shown the importance of having dinner together as a family. Kids who sit down every night and eat with their family do better in school and they live a healthier and happier life compared to the ones that don’t. I know it wont be easy but i am hoping since our summer schedule isn’t as rigid this will be a good time to give it another shot.
  2. Volunteer – Doing Good Together – I’m involve with a few organization but none are geared towards kids, and I’ve always wanted my 6 year old daughter to be involve in giving back to her community. Yes she does the yearly, clothes and toy drive but I want something more. So this summer she will join me as we visit our local nursing home, she can help out by reading to them, assisting them with their arts and craft or just hanging out with them.
  3. Summer Reading Program – My 6 year old is heading to 2nd grade come September and we’ve gotten a glimpse of what her work load will be for the year and it wont be easy. So she’s getting a head start by incorporating chapter books into her reading regime. I also signed her up for two reading program – one through her school and another one through our local library. I’m joining her on this journey,  I guess you can say i’m leading by example.

We’ve already started the family dinner and the summer reading program hoping to begin the volunteer work soon.   I would love to hear what you’re doing with the family. Do you have any goals you wish to accomplish as a family? Whats on your summer bucket list?

Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. Jessica @ Mox.ie and Mis.chief

    July 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Great summer goals! I might have to steal all of these!

  2. Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

    July 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Ugghh… family dinner, now that is a hard one. I have teens that all work different schedules now. We’re lucky to even see one another some days. We are volunteering together for the next week though so we’re counting on a wonderful and fulfilling experience. Good luck with that summer reading program!

  3. Karen

    July 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I tried my best as the single mother of three when my kids were growing up. I DID have dinner time as family time every day, and the kids knew they were expected to be there. Now that they are all grown up, many of their favorite memories are of sitting around the dinner table eating together, laughing, talking, and just loving each other.

  4. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    July 13, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Good luck. I know how hard it is to keep up your resolutions.

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