How about camping?
Over at Thinly Spread, Chris says that a life under canvas is the only one worth living, and that spending your summer in a tent is fun, environmentally friendly, and the perfect way to get close to the kids.
How about a blow-the-budget break?
Getting close to the kids is a lot more fun when you each have a pocket sprung mattress and room service, argues Laura from LittleStuff. A luxury break, ideally all-inclusive, takes all the stress out of summer, says Laura.
Or what about the home from home comfort of a self-catering holiday?
Not so, says Karina from Not Always Right. In fact, when you have small children, hotels are just one big headache. Self-catering means mealtimes are simpler, naps can be taken anytime, and there's space to breathe! Plus they won't break your bank account.
Then again, perhaps you'd just like to stay put and chillax at home?
Want a simple, relaxed summer? Then what you actually need is a stay-cation, says Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter. Forget about suitcases, sun cream and finding that lost passport – why not just make the most of the brilliant things right on your doorstep?
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