On a crisp fall day in 1998, fate was at work when Benita, a nervous new freshman started her first day at a new school. As luck would have it, Jess, student council president, would be her chaperone to get her settled in. That day a lifelong friendship was born. Fast forward through high school sleep overs, college adventures, life lessons and a decade later the pair found themselves on their cusp of their biggest adventure yet.
When I say summer, what comes to mind? It might be the beach, sun tans, or eating watermelon by the pool. For me it also means an increase is fresh, locally grown produce available at several farmer's markets in my town. This in season produce is fresher and tastier than out of season produce but did you know it's also better for the environment and your community?
Summertime is upon us and that means kids at home and looking for things to do! I've pulled together some of my favorite ways to keep kids entertained with the added bonus that they utilize things you already have at home and can find in nature.