How to Have a Perfect Summer

Our homeschool co-op started three weeks ago. College football started this last week. September arrived. Fall has been creeping in for weeks now.  I just wasn't ready for it. 

This summer was a summer in the sun for us. Maybe it's because it is the first summer in five years that I haven't been pregnant or nursing. Maybe it's because all my kids could walk on their own two feet. Maybe it's because we weren't waiting, saving, or just surviving. 

We lived it up this summer and I have had a hard time letting it go. But now labor day has passed and I'm ready to step fully into the joy of fall. I couldn't let summer go without a some reflection on why it was so sweet a season:

  1. Eat healthy foods.

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2. Get lots of exercise.

Fine. I went all crazy mom on this part of the hike. Steep! It was so steep!

3. Stay cool in the heat.

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4. Eat your veggies. 

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5. Enjoy Nature.

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6. Get rest.

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7. Read Good Books.

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8. Find Your Summer Style.

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9. Celebrate!

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10. Stay Close to the People You Love. 

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