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Take the Best Parts

Last weekend, we planned to take the kids camping. Then the weather report forecasted lows in the thirties. I was nervous about disappointing the kids, but that sounded like a miserable proposition.


In enterprising mom fashion, I asked, "What were going to be the highlights of the trip?" Smores, fires, and hiking. None of these required sleeping in the cold.


So, we took the best parts. We set up the fire pit in our backyard. Roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. Then we woke up the next morning and took the kids hiking on the Appalachian trail. Joe and I even slipped in a date night in between.


This week, take the easy way out. Figure out the highlights and take out the rest. Your future self will thank you.

#simplification #familytime