Summer can be awesome: warm weather, longer days, time off. It can also present a slew of new and annoying challenges: heat, sand everywhere, heat, getting wet, heat, water safety issues... did I mention heat? Fortunately, moms know everything, so I asked 11 of them to share their best outdoor summer tips for parents. And, you guys, these wise women delivered.
I'll level with you: summer is my least favorite season. Why? Well, it's largely due to the aforementioned heat and the humidity that goes along with it, especially in my neck of the woods. But it's more than just the weather! Summer is supposed to be carefree and lazy, but I feel like everything just takes so much more effort than it does during the rest of the year. Our lives are largely built around the indoors most of the year, and then summer rolls around and everyone wants to do everything outside, which is in and of itself great — I'm a big nature fan! But then it's often a total struggle bus of sunburn and sand and bugs and sweat and not having everything you need to do things the way you're used to doing them and sometimes it's just like, "Can we not? It's cooler inside! And also, there's a TV."
But, thanks to these 11 moms, I have some hot tips on how to make the summer more enjoyable: