1) Make meals easy - Who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen during summer months? Scrambled egg wraps, pre-cooked chickens, raw veggies and fruit are summertime favourites in our house. We also love to barbecue.
2) Limit organized activities - It's fun to be part of summer sports teams and camps, but I try not to over schedule the kids. There is nothing better than free time in the summer.
3) Opt for a stay-cation - Summer fun doesn't have to be a lot of work or involve travel. Stay-cations (e.g. outdoor movies at home and backyard campouts) can be a tremendous amount of fun.
4) Focus on the simple things in life - To help focus on the simple things in life, it is a good idea to take a minute to write down a little thing in life that you appreciate and why it makes you happy. It's also a wonderful exercise to do with kids. I did it with my boys, and it was a good reminder that the simple things in childhood are what kids will remember.
5) Find products that do double duty - Double duty products are wonderful time savers and are perfect for busy parents. For example, the Schick Intuition Simplicity Curve 3-in-1 razor is great for vacation. You can have a quicker shower in the morning, and you can pack more efficiently because the razor contains shaving lotion AND moisturizer.
For a chance to win a Schick Intuition prize pack (valued at $110), share what simplicity means to you.
1) Follow @IntuitionCA on Pinterest and create a board called "Simplicity Curve".
2) Pin your ideas (or a photo of the note you made about the simple thing in life you appreciate and why it makes you happy) using the hashtag #IntuitionSimplicityCurveContest.
3) Copy and paste (up to 3) URL links of your Simplicity Curve Pinned Photos, and enter them at SimplicityCurve.ca. Don't forget you can enter every week.
I can't wait to ready about all the simple things in life that you enjoy. Don't forget to simplify your summer, and good luck with the contest!
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)
Disclosure – I received compensation from Schick Intuition for writing this post and for sharing my honest opinion; however, (as always) the opinions on this blog are my own. #IntuitionSimplicityCurveContest