If you’re a parent, we know you rarely have a break. Whether you’re helping the kids with homework, shuttling them back and forth to activities or planning meals — your work is never done. Though digging yourself out of the hole of endless tasks is tough, we have some ideas on lightening your load for a happier summer with your kids.

Make salsa — you and your toddler can do this together.

A little healthy competition never hurts — especially when you can win prizes.

This giveaway is HUGE — and ends on Thursday at midnight!

It’s the easiest way of packing for a family vacation. This idea is ingenious.

What tips do you have for making summer with your kids seamless and fun?