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30 Really Smart Summer Parenting Hacks

30 Really Smart Summer Parenting Hacks

Summer is in full swing, but it’s never too late for some tips and tricks to get you through the dog days of the year. Check out these life hacks to help make your life a little easier while you’re sweating your butt off:

PVC Towel Rack

pvc towel rack

    Tape and Sidewalk Chalk Game Board

    deck gameboard

      Rainy Day Mission Impossible Game

      yarn laser game

        Altoid Tin DIY Travel Game

        candy tin travel games

          DIY Sundial

          DIY sundial

            Activity Picker

            activity sticks

              White Sheet Artist Canvas

              white sheet canvas

                PVC Pipe Sprinkler

                pvc sprinkler

                  Bubble Recipe

                  bubble recipe

                    Giant Bubble Recipe

                    huge bubbles

                      DIY Cereal Station

                      Cereal

                        Bead Container Food Storage

                        bead container snack case

                          Magnetic Cups

                          cup magnets

                            Egg Carton Fruit Container

                            egg carton plums

                              Gelatin-filled Ice Pops

                              gelatin ice pop

                                Frozen Water Balloons (for drinks)

                                frozen water balloons

                                  Frozen Aloe Vera for Sunburn

                                  Frozen Aloe Vera

                                    Shoe Rack Storage

                                    shoe sorter in trunk

                                      Vacation Storage

                                      pack clothes ziplock days

                                        Cupcake Liner Drip-Catcher

                                        cupcake wrapper ice pop

                                          Cupcake Liner Drink Covers

                                          cupcake wrapper drink

                                            Press’n Seal Drink Covers

                                            press'n seal cup

                                              Apple Cider Vinegar for Mosquito Bites

                                              apple cider vinegar mosquito bites

                                                Bug Repellent Bracelets

                                                bug repellent bracelets

                                                  Inflatable Pools Keep Blankets Dry

                                                  kiddie pool blanket

                                                    Fitted Sheet at the Beach

                                                    fitted sheet beach

                                                      Diaper Decoy

                                                      Diaper

                                                        Baby Powder to Get Sand Off Your Body

                                                        baby powder

                                                          Cupcake Tin for Condiments

                                                          muffin tin condiments

                                                            Can for Grease Catcher

                                                            grease trap

                                                              Aluminum Foil as a Sauce Pot

                                                              aluminum foil pot

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                                                                Last Updated on January 25, 2021

                                                                What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                                                What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                                                It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

                                                                If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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                                                                What should I do today? No ideas?

                                                                Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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                                                                Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

                                                                1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
                                                                2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
                                                                3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
                                                                4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
                                                                5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
                                                                6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
                                                                7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
                                                                8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
                                                                9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
                                                                10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
                                                                11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
                                                                12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
                                                                13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
                                                                14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
                                                                15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
                                                                16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
                                                                17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
                                                                18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
                                                                19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
                                                                20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
                                                                21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
                                                                22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
                                                                23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
                                                                24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
                                                                25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
                                                                26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
                                                                27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
                                                                28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
                                                                29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
                                                                30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

                                                                Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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