Ultimate Family Summer Tips: Creating Exciting and Memorable Family Days | EU2248 min read

June 5, 2024

Create lasting memories with your family that are fun and meaningful.

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Summer offers the perfect opportunity to create lasting memories with your family. But how do you ensure these moments are both fun and meaningful? In this episode, I share some effective strategies to help you plan memorable family days, emphasizing the importance of quality time, creativity, and budget-friendly activities. By involving everyone in the planning process, rotating responsibilities, and teaching financial responsibility, you can make every family day special. These activities not only strengthen family bonds and create cherished memories but also provide valuable opportunities for meaningful conversations and understanding. Additionally, we’ll discuss the importance of seeking help and support to overcome challenges and address mental health concerns within the family. So, let’s dive into some ultimate summer family tips that will make your family days unforgettable.


  • Collaborative planning involves giving everyone a post-it note to write down their own ideas for family activities.
  • Rotating family activity planning among family members fosters a sense of ownership and inclusivity.
  • Budget management and logistics teach children about financial responsibility and planning.
  • Family days create lasting memories, strengthen family bonds, and provide opportunities for meaningful conversations and understanding.
  • Seeking help and support is important for overcoming challenges and addressing mental health concerns within the family.

Creating Fun and Memorable Family Days

Hey parents, summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to create unforgettable memories with your family. Let’s talk about how you can make your family days fun and meaningful. It’s not about planning extravagant outings but focusing on the quality time you spend together. Whether it’s a day at the beach, a picnic in the park, or exploring a local museum, these moments are golden. The key is to enjoy the shared laughter, conversations, and the feeling of togetherness.

And let’s get creative! Think outside the box to keep things exciting for everyone. How about a DIY craft day, backyard camping, or exploring new hiking trails? The options are endless. The idea is to have fun and maybe learn something new together. This creativity not only entertains but also makes the time you spend together more enriching.

Collaborative Planning and Inclusivity

Now, let’s involve the whole family in planning these days. This can be a great way to foster a sense of ownership and inclusivity. Try giving each family member a post-it note to jot down their ideas for activities. This way, everyone gets a say, and you ensure the chosen activities cater to everyone’s interests. It’s a wonderful way to make everyone feel valued and excited about what’s coming up.

Some of our ideas include paddle boarding, beach day, Marvel movie marathons, hiking to the waterfall, foam twister, backyard drive -in, flip -off, bake -off, family Olympics, nerve -sense fights at the beach, and bike rides along the coast. All of these things my family has done and more. (Veronica Cisneros)

Why not rotate the planning responsibilities? Let each family member take turns organizing the day’s activities. This approach not only shares the load but also brings diverse ideas to the table. Imagine a day planned by your youngest might involve a fun game day, while a teenager might organize a movie marathon. This rotation keeps things fresh and ensures every family day is unique and enjoyable.

Teaching Financial Responsibility Through Family Activities

Let’s talk about managing the budget for these family activities. It’s a fantastic opportunity to teach your kids about financial responsibility. When you involve them in the financial planning, they learn the value of money and the importance of making cost-effective choices. Discussing the budget and the costs of different activities can help them understand why you might need to prioritize some activities over others.

This practice not only teaches kids about finances but also empowers them to be part of the planning process. When they know the budget constraints, they can get creative with affordable ideas. This lesson in budget management is invaluable, helping them grow into responsible adults who can plan and manage their finances effectively.

Strengthening Family Bonds Through Quality Time

Spending quality time together is crucial for strengthening family bonds. These family days are perfect opportunities for meaningful conversations. It’s during these activities that family members can share their thoughts, dreams, and concerns. Engaging in fun activities together helps build a deeper understanding and appreciation of each other.

And I want you guys to think about like what really works for your family. Is it every week? Is it every other week? You’re going to decide on what works for your family and have that conversation with them. Like we are all making this day. Here’s why. Because if we don’t make that commitment and family day falls on dad, dad’s supposed to go ahead and spend the entire day, right? Then he’s going to spend the entire day. And then for whatever reason, yu plan something else. That is basically saying your day was not important in this one. And so we want to make sure that we plan ahead. So we don’t hurt any feelings. (Veronica Cisneros)

Moreover, these shared experiences create lasting memories that you all will cherish for years. The joy and laughter shared during these moments bring family members closer, fostering a sense of unity and love. Whether it’s a simple gesture like enjoying a sunset together or a grand outing, the time spent together significantly enhances your family relationships, making your bonds stronger and more resilient.

Overcoming Challenges and Seeking Support

Let’s be real – planning and executing family days can sometimes be challenging. It’s important to acknowledge these difficulties and seek help when needed. Whether it’s juggling a tight schedule, dealing with different preferences, or addressing any underlying mental health concerns, don’t hesitate to seek support.

Open communication within the family about these challenges can lead to better understanding and cooperation. Sometimes, seeking external support, such as counseling or community resources, can make a big difference. Addressing challenges head-on ensures that family days remain a source of joy and bonding, rather than stress and frustration.

Right now I just want you to stop and I want you to think about where your family is at right now. Is it in a place where you feel satisfied? If you do feel satisfied, is there room for growth? That’s something that’s really important. I have a lot of kids that come into my practice and they struggle with communicating with their parents. A lot of them struggle with even being able to identify what they’re going through. (Veronica Cisneros)

So, parents, let’s make this summer unforgettable for your family. With a bit of planning, creativity, and open communication, you can create fun and memorable family days that will strengthen your bonds and create cherished memories.

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As a leading authority in women’s empowerment and a fierce advocate for building strong networks, Veronica is your go-to guru for turning fears into victories, struggles into strengths, and doubts into boundless opportunities.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 10 plus years; empowering high-achieving women in business to conquer both professional heights and personal fulfillment. She doesn’t do bandaids!
Veronica has a unique approach to overcoming obstacles and smashing through the glass ceilings that loom over ambitious women. With her arsenal of practical tools, actionable strategies, and unwavering support, Veronica doesn’t just help women succeed in their careers – she helps them thrive in every facet of their lives.

But Veronica’s expertise isn’t just theoretical – it’s personal. With over 24 years of marriage, three daughters, and a soaring career, Veronica embodies the resilience and determination needed to navigate life’s challenges. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Group Private Practice Owner, of Outside The Norm Counseling, Marriage Coach, and the voice behind the Empowered and Unapologetic podcast, Veronica effortlessly guides women to challenge themselves beyond their comfort zones.

Veronica is more than an expert – she’s a partner in transformation, turning mundane relationships into true connections. With her relatable charm and infectious humor, Veronica illuminates the path for women who refuse to settle for anything less than success in both business and relationships. Through practical tips, heartfelt anecdotes, and her trademark wit, Veronica empowers every woman to cultivate unbreakable bonds without sacrificing their ambitions.

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