Making Family Memories One Summer At A Time ~ $50 Giveaway


I was sitting in the audience at the Disney Social Media Moms conference in 2012 when Ann Foster, Director of Disney Destinations and Consumer Insight, said something that has stuck with. In an effort to point out the importance of making memories, she reminded us that we have only 18 summers to make memories with our children — 18 summers. 

Like many in the audience those words struck me as I realized I was down to 14 summers left with my oldest. Moms say it again and again, “They get big so fast,” but those words struck a chord. 

We try our best to make the most of our summers with trips to the beach, spontaneous day trips and lots of visits to see the Mouse.  

At the end of a long week, I often feel discouraged that we didn’t do enough. But when I look back at pictures of the summer, I am reminded that while a single week may have been average, we have done a great deal over the course of many weeks. Visits from cousins, hosting a lemonade stand and neighborhood pool parties — our summer may not be grand gestures like big trips, but it is filled with great memories. 

Beach family

In our house, laughter is the hallmark for creating special memories and with a family of goofballs we make lots of silly memories.Seaweed Mustache

Although I look forward to big trips (especially when baby sister gets a bit older), I have come to realize that we make memories every day. And since I am always there with a camera, I have photos to prove it.

Making lunchtime memorable

Now that summer has come to an end, I keep trying to find ways to help make memories big and small with my girls. Since I no longer eat lunch with my gal, I like to send little love notes from mom tucked into her lunch box. I still remember my mom doing this for me, so I have faith that even when I am not with her I am helping her make memories of her days.

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Welch’s #ShareWhatsGood

Welch’s believes in the magic of “kitchen table” moments, and has been helping families enjoy them for generations. In the time it takes to drink a glass of juice or share a sandwich, a special moment can happen. That’s why Welch’s has just launched a new movement called “Share what’s good™” It’s all about sharing those special moments that occur each day with family, friends and loved ones – whether it’s at home or on the go.

At you’ll find a variety of great content from fun family ideas to delicious recipes. You can share photos of your every-day moments and see how others are doing the same by following Welch’s on Twitter @Welchs and Instagram @Welchs.  To share your every-day moments use the hashtag #Sharewhatsgood on Twitter or Instagram and it will show up in the feed. You can also find Welch’s on Facebook.


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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

93 thoughts on “Making Family Memories One Summer At A Time ~ $50 Giveaway”

  1. My Good Family moment is when we all went to a water park this summer called Silver wood, and we got to swim and play with the kids for hours! It was such a fun day!

  2. My #ShareWhatsGood family moment is when we took my kids to the beach this summer and collected shells, went in the water and built sand castles.

  3. My #ShareWhatsGood family moment was an afternoon, on the beach, flying our son’s homemade kite. I still have a photo to look at and remember the great memories.

  4. My #ShareWhatsGood family moment is ongoing. We do what’s called family dinner night (once my kids got older). Even as teens and then adults, my kids loved it and we play games. What touched me most was when they just had their own babies and I didn’t schedule family dinner night, they took over and started the tradition at their houses! So, we get to continue on, but not have all the work!

  5. The best family moment this summer was just minutes after the birth of our daughter (which my 2 teenage daughters witnessed) when they brought their baby brother in the room (he’s 2) and we all were together admiring this amazing little girl.

  6. My #ShareWhatsGood moment was a short notice vacation to Wisconsin. My kids got to play outside and chase lightning much fun!!

  7. My memory for the Summer is seeing my kids stuck in mud up to their waists. The reservoir was very low and they found a great mucky spot. Boy did they have fun playing in the mud that weekend.

  8. Getting all of my nieces and nephews and their husbands, wives and kids together – lots of craziness, making for a perfect family moment.

  9. My Good Family moment was spending the day with my husband and two kids at a local farm/amusement park. My 2 yr old and 4 yr old went on their first roller coaster ride!

  10. My #ShareWhatsGood family moment was watching my little boys catch fish while on vacation… they LOVED it and of course I probably loved it even more.

  11. My #ShareWhatsGood has been many moments of playing yard games with my kids and husband this summer and cherishing the moment

  12. My #ShareWhatsGood moment is picking my 6-year-old daughter up from first grade and hearing the good news that she aced her first-ever spelling test. She was so proud!

  13. My #ShareWhatsGood family moment was when my sons and I visited my Dad in So. Carolina and spent a number of days with him fishing, relaxing, talking and getting caught up.

  14. My best family moment was hiking into the Grand Canyon with my husband and two boys. We were all in awe of the beauty before us. My youngest even said to me “This is better than Disney World.” I will cherish that family moment forever.

  15. Every moment of this summer has been memorable and wonderful! My little one was able to go outside and enjoy nature, play, run! He is one and this summer was amazing, we went to the park, discovered ducks, it goes on and on! What a beautiful summer.

  16. My best summer memory is of going to the lake with my daughter, we stayed until dark, we were having so much fun we didn’t want to leave.

  17. This summer I welcomed my third little one in to our lives…a boy. I have two daughters already. While every moment I cherish with my babies, it was such a sweet thing to watch my babies cuddle with each other each morning over the summer. Talk about feeling blessed as they all sat there in their jammies with freshly opened eyes looking to me for that first hug of the morning that would set the tone for the day. I’m blessed.

  18. I have one granddaughter who lives very close to me and My #ShareWhatsGood moment is when she comes sometimes on the weekend and spends time with me and once in awhile I take her shopping and out to lunch. We look forward to this.


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