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Squeezing Out The Last Ounces of Summer

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Today over on my Franticmommy blog I share an article about how I need summer to sllloooowwwww down.

I looked and there are 23 days until school officially begins here in the Lake Country. TWENTY-THREE!


I intend to squeeze out every last drop of summer in those remaining 23 days. Here’s some ideas how:

Find a Festival:

Events like The Chokecherry Festival, Emily Days, and Deerwood Summerfest are just a sampling of local summer fun. I love exploring new towns, looking through craft booths, and noshing of festival foods. Check ExploreMinnesota.com for upcoming events, pack up the fam, and GO.

 Deerwood Summerfest

Deerwood Summerfest

Have a picnic (a REAL picnic)

Buttercream BakeHouse has a wonderful post and link-up with all sorts of picnic ideas.


Explore The Night Life:

No, I don’t mean clubbing (sorry) I mean family-friendly fun. Jump Into a Book encourages us to study the night sky and learn about constellations and Childhood Beckons shares 15 Ways to Have Fun After Dark.

Have fun outside after dark

Visit a Museum:

I love history and especially local history. Museums are a great family friendly activity cleverly disguised as learning :). Awesome museums win the Brainerd Lakes Area (and beyond) include Crow Wing Historical Society, This Old Farm, Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Northern Trackers Club Train Museum, and Charles Lindberg Historic Site.

Find a Good Playground:

Public Play Centers and Parks are the cheapest fun around and we are blessed with many good ones in this area. Organized Play Groups Like Fresh Air Fridays and Nisswa Time for Play are also options if you have smaller kids.  Here’s a resource for Brainerd playgrounds and Baxter playgrounds. Here’s some local playground reviews Lakes Area Mom Squad has done in the past:


Need more ideas for squeezing out the last drop of summer fun? Check out my post 18 Awesome Summer Activities Lakes Area Moms and Kids or share your ideas in the comment box below.

About Becky Flansburg

Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest