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See for Yourself that Summer is Here!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. Luke 21:30 NIV Summer is a bit closer than near, with temperatures and other indicators announcing summer’s arrival subtly or abruptly, according to your location on the map. What’s your favorite family memory of the summer thus far? Hopefully, you’ve found unique ways to make family memories during the early days of summer and repeated some family favorite ones from previous summers, also. Create lots of outdoor memories this month to celebrate the season. Go for early morning walks before it gets toasty; drink lemonade while sitting on the front porch, and play in the sprinkler or even a mud puddle or two in the front yard. Add some of the zany holidays below to make family memories that you’ll treasure long into the...

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

Happy 4th of July to all of you from all of us at Just 18 Summers! Have fun, make some memories, and don’t forget to take lots of photos. Join us at for our parenting blog each Monday-Friday and for info about the Just 18...

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Welcome Spring!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3 ESV Splashes of color dot the periphery of forests, woods, and neighborhoods, indicating that spring is upon us. (A layer of yellow pollen in the deep south signifies that time of year, too!) Watch for new colors every day and fresh, new signs of spring, too. Enjoy the beauty of spring with lots of family walks and outdoor time and create some unique family holidays to accompany the silly ones below. Make it an awesome April for those you love! World Wish Day – Make wishes all month long – silly ones, like, cookies for breakfast and serious ones, like, an end to poverty and sickness. Look...

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Making Memories with the Family is a Breeze in the Month of March

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

…He brings forth the wind from His treasuries. Psalm 135:7 (NASB)  Another month just blew onto the calendar. March sometimes enters the scene as a lion, roaring with wind from God’s treasuries. And the saying goes, it will leave as a lamb. The reverse is also true, according to many farmers’ almanacs. If March begins with gentle breezes, then the month will end with ferocious ones. Celebrate windy days and calm ones, too, with the family throughout the month of March. To add other festivities to the calendar, plan to celebrate the silly holidays below and create a few unique family ones, also. Crochet Week – What hobbies do you practice in your family? Does someone crochet or knit? Do you have a stamp collector? Coin collector? Encourage each family member’s hobbies and take an active interest is what...

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Enjoy the Month of Love

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Blog, Bonus Days | 1 comment

Enjoy the month of love with the loved ones God gave you Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 NLT Why is the shortest month of the year the one that celebrates everything love and hugs and kisses? Perhaps that just means we’ll need to work extra hard to squeeze in lots of adoring accolades, endearing embraces, and memory-making moments. Clothe yourselves with love as part of your daily ensemble during the month of February, and hopefully, the habit will spill over into the next month and the one after that, too. Celebrate the love of family by taking part in the holidays and silly festivities below, and perhaps create a few unique family ones, too. Sweater Day –  Have everyone dress in warm sweaters and go for a walk...

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Have Some Fun and Make Some Memories

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Blog, Bonus Days | 1 comment

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) Fresh off the heels of the month of gratitude comes another month to be grateful and to give praise to the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,” and newborn babe laid in a manger. Find much to celebrate during the month of Jesus’ birth. Tell the story over and over again. Read it from His Word, and sing hymns proclaiming His birthday. In addition to much fanfare about a baby born in Bethlehem this month, incorporate some of these unusual, but actual, holidays in your family festivities. National Pear Month – Work together in the kitchen to prepare...

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