Hey Family Brand community, Chris and Melissa here! We’re so excited to reconnect with all of you and share what’s been happening in our world this so far this summer! We kicked off with an unforgettable trip across Europe, soaking in history and culture, which was a fantastic way for us all to grow and bond as a family.

Back in Arizona, summer is in full swing with its fair share of sun and fun, but we’re also working hard to keep a balance between relaxation and structure. Our kids are really stepping up this year, tackling everything from sports to unique summer jobs, learning the value of hard work and entrepreneurship along the way. They’ve been selling everything from pecans to T-shirts, and it’s a joy to see their creativity and perseverance in action.

We also rely on our family vision board more than ever during these months. It’s a simple yet powerful tool that helps us align our daily activities with our broader goals for the summer. Whether it’s learning new skills, saving up for a concert, or just making sure we have enough family downtime, that board keeps us all on track.

Join us in this episode as we dive deeper into how we manage these dynamic summer days. We’ll share the successes, the learning moments, and how we’re all growing together. So hit play now and let’s explore how to make the most of this fun season together!


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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:20 – Introduction to summer themes and recent family travels.
  • 1:00 – Reflecting on the benefits and lessons from our European travels.
  • 3:00 – Balancing sports, travel, and other summer activities.
  • 5:00 – Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in our kids through summer jobs.
  • 7:00 – The strategic use of our family vision board this summer.
  • 9:00 – How we implement daily routines to maintain a good balance of structure and freedom.
  • 11:00 – Sharing strategies and tips for other families to manage their summers.
  • 13:00 – Discussing the importance of creating memorable summer experiences.
  • 15:00 – Insights into how our planning affects family dynamics and individual growth.
  • 17:00 – Thoughts on making the most of the summer.
  • 19:00 – Closing remarks and encouragement for families to find their own summer rhythm.
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