About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Lynn says

    Have fun at the Grand Canyon. We took the kids several years back and rode the Grand Canyon Railroad trip…so much fun and great memories.
    What a fantastic list that will surely equate to a great summer.
    Hugs, LYnn

    • Erin says

      How fun! I’m not sure we’re going to get to do a railroad trip, but it sounds wonderful. I hope we survived that much time in the car…but I know we’ll have great memories 🙂

  2. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says

    Great ideas, even for those days it’s almost too hot to go outside. A movie or a craft is perfect on those days. And typing, this is such a great skill to have. I love the water balloons! Every kid needs these!

    • Erin says

      Yes, great ideas for inside or out. We sometimes get a little summer rain, so inside activities are great for that as well. Seriously, I can’t believe how entertaining water balloons are. My kids play for hours!

  3. Rachyl | OnMyFridaysOff says

    I have several of these on my list too! We just bought a pull behind for our bikes so we can bike with my son this summer. And I love taking advantage of the library and all of the programs it offers!

    One thing I have on my list that isn’t mentioned here is trying new places to eat. There is a food truck called Peanut Butter Johnny’s that I thought would be a lot of fun!

    Summer goes by so fast that it is important to make these lists and cross stuff off as you go!


    • Erin says

      So fun! A pull behind was great when our kids were young. Now we all ride together, which is nice. Our local library is also a source of summer fun….love that it’s free. OMG, that’s a good one we have tons of food trucks here in PDX so I’m adding that one too!

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